Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Interview

There's been a questionnaire floating around Facebook the past few days.  It's a list of questions to ask your kids and to list their unprompted answers.  Ayden and Rylee are obviously too young for me to do this, but then one of my FB friends did the same questionnaire with her husband.  I love these sorts of things!  With kids, it's just downright fun to hear/read their honest answers.  With adults, I think it's just a really fun exercise to do together.

So last night I asked Tony if he would let me interview him and he agreed.  When we were almost done, he asked me if there was an answer key or something.  lol.  I told him it's just a game that's been floating around FB and I thought it would be fun.  Well, he did NOT want his answers posted on FB.  He said I could post it as long as I didn't tag him, but I know he didn't really want me to.  As much as I wanted to share it because I thought it was fun, it was MORE fun just to do this exercise together.  He tends to be a fairly private person and I respect that.  I know this is still the internet and puts it out there for people to see, but unlike FB, the people we know in real life won't be reading it (or very, very few anyway).  I personally happen to think this is worthy of documentation.

Without further ado, here's the interview:

  1. What is something your wife always says to you?  Do it like this.  Okay.  I don't ever actually say THOSE exact words, but I got his point...
  2. What makes your wife happy?  When I'm happy.  Or when we are happy together, let me put it that way.  You know what I mean.
  3. What makes your wife sad?  Not enough sleep.
  4. How does your wife make you laugh?  She becomes full on dork.  Yep, I can be pretty dorky sometimes!  lol
  5. What was your wife like as a child?  What are my choices on this?  That's a tough one to answer.  Grown up.  I think he nailed it.
  6. How old is your wife?  40 1/2
  7. How tall is your wife?  5'3
  8. What is her favorite thing to do?  Show people new experiences.  I wasn't at all sure what he meant by that.  He explained how I like to show Ayden and Rylee new things.  Or how we got to take softball players on their very first plane trip, or on their very first roller coaster ride.  I never would have thought of this, but he is right.  I do love to make new experiences happen for other people and share in that.
  9. What does your wife do when you're not around?  Wear underwear.  Hahaha!  I think you do the same things when I'm home!
  10. If your wife becomes famous, what will it be for?  Writing a book.
  11. What is your wife really good at?  A lot of things.  She is really good at accomplishing things she wants to.
  12. What is your wife not very good at?  Getting started on doing things.  Procrastinating.  True.
  13. What does your wife do for a job?  Manages our house.
  14. What is your wife's favorite food?  Popcorn.  That wouldn't be my answer, but it's interesting that he thinks so!  I do like it, but I wouldn't say it's my favorite.
  15. What makes you proud of your wife?  What she's accomplished and what she's had to go through to accomplish that.  Perseverance.
  16. If your wife were a character, who would she be?  Monica.  From Friends.  Although I am most definitely not obsessed with cleaning my house, I suppose he's pretty accurate otherwise.
  17. What do you and your wife do together?  Big difference between pre-kids and now.  Pre-kids we coached softball and played games.  Now, we survive.
  18. How are you and your wife the same?  Both get a lot done but it takes us a lot to get going.  But once we start, we're pretty dang... You know.
  19. How are you and your wife different?  I'm more laid back.  True.  Sigh.
  20. How do you know your wife loves you?  She tells me.
  21. What does your wife like most about you?  I don't know.  Kind of makes me sad he doesn't have an answer for this question.  I told him that I like his sense of humor, how easily he can talk to other people, and that he is a great Daddy.
  22. Where is your wife's favorite place to go?  Softball coaches clinic.  Haha!  Yes, we both really enjoyed attending the National Coaches Clinic every year!  It was incredible to hear from the top college coaches from around the country.


  1. OMGosh!!! I love this and have seen it on fb and actually wrote all the questions down to ask the grandkids about their parents for maybe a Christmas present this year! Love it and love the fact that you turned it on Tony!!! Loved all of the answers (what is your favorite food, I think ice cream would be up there?) but he did NAIL the grown up as a child, loved that he said you would be famous for writing a book (been telling you, your next profession) and that what you do together now, WE SURVIVE!!!! Priceless!! Scrapbook worthy down the road, especially when the 2 of you, do this with your older children!!! I think it would be great to do while young and then again as teens!! So love you guys!!! Auntie

    1. What a great idea to do it for Christmas gifts! I love that. Yeah, I would have said ice cream as well and was surprised he said popcorn.

  2. What a good idea!I might ask my husband these.. though he won't take it seriously I'd bet.

    1. It was fun to do! You should and see what he says :)

  3. Haha...I'm pretty sure M would have the same answer for #1 for me!

    1. Lol! I guess we're just bossy like that.

  4. I love this!!! What a great way to really know what your spouse is thinking! Oh I LOVE friends!!

    1. Tony has watched every season of Friends numerous times. I do believe he could probably beat just about anybody in a Friends trivia game! Lol

  5. Aw this is so fun! I should do this with my hubby!

  6. "Now, we survive" Truer words have never been spoken by a parent of twins.