My friend and fellow blogger Meagan Adele Lopez, had recently written a great debut novel,
"Three Questions". Here we are at her book launch in Chicago before Christmas. (Not quite sure why we appear to have a death grip on each other!)
Without giving too much away,- the heroine, Adele, and her soon-to-be boyfriend exchange questions and answers while separated by several continents. At her book launch, Meagan had tiny cards printed out with the questions on them, so I swiped a few for future blogging purposes. Here's one -
Anyway, the Little Guy found them last night and of course, I took notes. He decided we'd both answer a few of the questions, and this is how it went:-
QUESTION - How Would You Describe Your Mom/Mum? (Can I just say - what kind of a feckin' question is this?)
Me - Erm, "well-dressed". (Yes, that would be a huge fat cop-out. So sue me.)
LG - (Describing me, don't forget). "Nice-smelling; very caring". Hmm. so far, so good although he might be getting me mixed up with his teacher. Then a huge, squirmy pause. "Well-dressed".
Me: (In baggy jeans.) "What? I said that about grandma".
LG - "Well, this might sound weird, .... but pretty."
Me: What's wrong with pretty?
LG - It's just weird saying it to your mom.
QUESTION - What is your favo(u)rite sandwich?
Me - "Anything with Branston pickle in it."
LG: Cream cheese and jelly, mom. How do you not know that?
Me - I didn't know we were supposed to be guessing each other's questions.
QUESTION - If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be? (What? Just one thing?)
Me - "I can't possibly answer that". (I think I was supposed to say that I wouldn't change a thing. Oh well.)
LG: Probably when I hit my head last week.
Me - But you're OK now, and it probably wasn't the worst thing in your life was it?
LG: - (Looking daggers at me). Mom, no video games, no DS, no running around. (Nuff said.)
QUESTION - What was your first impression of me? (Not the greatest question between a mother and son, but he picked it out.)
Me - (Not wanting to say that I was so exhausted I didn't really lock the memory away). "Erm, red".
LG: Declined to answer because he said he was too young to remember. Doh!
QUESTION - If you had to get a tattoo, what would it be and why? (LG added a "where" to this question).
Me - I would rather walk on hot coals than get a tattoo. There's no one who could force me. (Folds arms primly.)
LG: It would be a dragon face, on the palm of my hand, so that I could do this (closes and opens hand) so it would look like it was biting.
So there, you go. Pick up or download a copy of Three Questions. Apart from it being a great book, there's hours and hours of family entertainment in every chapter. Or, if you're feeling really brave - ask them of your own loved one!