Papa * Mama * Ellie * Masie

Sunday, August 28, 2011

An Interview With Ellie

I thought it would be fun to do an interview with Ellie. When I first called her in I asked her if I could ask her some questions, she was in the play room watching t.v. and said "Sure." I think she thought that was the only question because she never came to talk to me. This may take a few tries! (Took 3 different sessions to complete!)

What is your favorite movie?
Uh, I like the Dragon Land, but I don't want it yet. What kind of movie? Any kind? On your computer, are we going to watch one outside? I like Sponge Bob, is that a movie, yeah, I saw that on Papa's computer, did you know that mama? Can I draw on this? (she wanted to type on the keyboard as she sat on my lap while I was typing her answers)

What is your favorite song?
I like scary witch with a scary dinosaur that will dance with it. I like that song.
me - Where did you hear that song?
From Jesus, in a letter.

Who is your favorite person?
My favorite person Allison.
me - Who is Allison? (She does have a cousin Allison)
My friend is Allison, we watch the movie together. (not really sure if she is talking about her cousin)
(I went back to this question on our last interview session)
My favorite person is you mommy. (oooooh I like this answer!)

What is your favorite food?
Uh, I like... My favorite food is cereal, I mean popcorn. Popcorn at the movies, I like popcorn at the movies. Do you know you like popcorn, (me - hmm hmm) I want that.

What is your favorite toy?
My favorite toy is, my favorite toy is my bunny.
me - Which bunny?
The one with the poka dox.

What is your favorite thing to do?
My favorite thing is to play all night, and no going to bed!

What is something mommy always says to you?
No, no. No you can't have a candy. Mama why do you always say I can't have a candy?
me - I don't know
Mama can I have a candy?
me - Maybe later.
My new candies?
me - Sure. (I have no idea what her new candies are)
(She then left to go get them and never came back!)

How old is your mama?
Hmmm, you are this too many (holds up five fingers) like papa.

What is your mama's job?
Your job is to work mama. You work at school.

What is your papa's job?
My papa's job is to work.

What is something papa always says to you?
NO! He says no Mama. He says no.

How old is your papa?
He is this too many. (holds up five fingers)

What is your favorite thing about papa?
My favorite thing is about best I love him.

What is your favorite thing about mama?
(She is looking out the window when I ask her this) Mama I'm watching.
After a minute - me - Are you ready?
For what?
Another question
Not yet, I'm still watching.
(Went back to this question in our last interview session)
Cuz I love you.

How are you and mommy the same?
Cuz we're all girls. You're a girl, I'm a girl.
me - What else.
Papa's a boy.

How are you and mama different?
Hmmmmmm, cuz, girls are the same when mamas are the same when we're girls.

How are you and papa the same?
I'm not a boy! Hmmmm, I'm not a boy.
me - But are you the same in any way?

How are you and papa different?
We're not different. Hmmmm cuz different things, I'm a girl and he's a boy, and that's how it is. Mama, that's how it is.

How do you know that mommy and daddy love you?
Cuz I do good things. They love me cuz I'm the best. That's right.
me - How do you know we love you?
I don't know. Cuz, I know that you love me. (good enough for me! I love you Ellie!!!)


Brian said...

It's amazing to me how complicated some of Ellie's thoughts are and how simple some of the other ideas are. Thanks for posting this Jen.

Cris said...

What a great idea! Ellie has such a great comprehension on life.

K J and the kids said...

I love her !
Great answers. I love how thoughtful she was through out the interview :)

and stop saying no, and no candy to her !

Martha said...

Thanks for the Ellie interview. I loved her answers.

Crystal said...

That was so cute, and innovative! I can't wait to try this with Madelynn. Thank you for sharing