Insights Into Teens: Episode 40 “Mother/Daughter Q&A”

We hit another ten episode milestone so it’s time for another Q&A sessions. This time around Madison wanted to get to know mommy a bit more. Asking over thirty questions we take a look at some of the things mommy remembers most fondly about Madison growing up. We take a look at what is still the funniest memory in the form a short home movie, we’ll look at what her favorite song was and some of her “firsts”. We’ll also get a chance to look at our aspiring artists early hand at visual arts.

It’s a tear jerking walk down memory lane as we get to learn even more about Madison through the eyes of he mother Michelle Whalen. Another great podcast and surely one to enjoy.

Insights Into Teens


Speaker 1: 00:00:02 Insightful bye. Informative sites, a podcast network.

Speaker 3: 00:00:26 Welcome to insights into teens, a podcast series, exploring the issues and challenges of today’s youth. Your hosts are Joseph and Madison, Whalen, a father and daughter team making their way through the challenges of the teenage years.

Speaker 2: 00:00:51

Speaker 4: 00:00:51 Welcome to insights into teens. This is episode 40, a mother, daughter Q and a. Today we’re going to change things up a little bit. I am your host, Joseph Raelynn, my lovely cohost, Madison Waylon and our special guest this week. Mommies, Michelle Waylon. Hi everyone. So this week is a 10, I guess every 10 episodes we, we tend to do Q and a sessions number 40. This is number 40. Mommy has not been part of our Q and a sessions yet. We’ve gone 40 episodes and haven’t done a QA session with you.

Speaker 5: 00:01:36 No. Well I haven’t been in, you’ve been part of the show and part of the show, but this is my first Q and a.

Speaker 4: 00:01:42 So I will sit back run the board and munchkin. I will turn it over to you to conduct any, I do have some media helpers to try to, to illustrate a little bit more on a few of the questions. So don’t rush through the questions on, give me a chance to put some, some content in as we go along.

Speaker 5: 00:02:03 Alrighty. Daddy’s plussing it here. So I will turn it over to you already. So unlike our usual Q and A’s, we don’t have this divided into sections. We just, I just basically just one section. Yeah. I just like looked up a bunch. I just looked up great questions to ask your mom and this is what I got. Okay. Of course. I dunno what the website is called, but I did site the website thought Yeah, sorry, I don’t really read off of, I don’t really read off of foreign cited websites. That’s fine. Don’t yet it. So yeah. It was actually a 50 questions to ask your mother, but I only went with 35 because some of the questions, well, I didn’t feel like they should be on the podcast. Okay. So getting right into it. Number one mommy, when I was little. What did you think I was going to be when I grew up?

Speaker 3: 00:03:04 I don’t know cause I don’t think I really have, you know, even to this day, you know, I don’t think you have a clear, you know goal towards like one thing right now. Like you like doing art, you like doing science, you like writing. So you’re, you know, I think you’re still at the point in your life where you don’t know what you want to do with your life.

Speaker 5: 00:03:34 Yeah. Cause I thought you’d be bigger. Nice, nice. Moving right along. Alrighty. So question number two. Do you think I have more of your good qualities or your bad qualities? This is a fun one. It depends on the day of the week. Oh wow. Wow, thanks.

Speaker 3: 00:04:02 I think overall you, you have, you know, a lot of, you know, our good qualities, daddy and I, you know, together. So yeah. Overall I think you’re a good kid overall. Com overall it’s on the day again. Yeah.

Speaker 5: 00:04:19 Alrighty. So question number three, what is the funniest thing I ever did or said or did as a kid?

Speaker 3: 00:04:28 Hmm. Let’s see. Still one of my favorite videos of all time. Yeah. That that would be while while you are a very funny and humorous child that was probably like that first real laugh and you just had a kick out of that rubber band and hurting mommy.

Speaker 5: 00:05:12 Yeah, I know it was hurting mom cause I would say Al laughed hysterically and I know like as a child and node Y as we watch like some of my old baby videos and photos, like I was a pretty violent kid. Like I was a toddler, I was like violin and loves that kind of stuff. Yeah. So that would be it. Alrighty. Moving on to question number four, what would you have named me if I was the opposite gender?

Speaker 3: 00:05:46 Well we actually did have two names picked out for you. So obviously we had Madison, if you were going to be a girl and a the boy name was going to be Mason, M, a, C, E,N and your nickname would have been mace. And that was actually daddy’s choice would have had a purple light 10. You would have had a purple lightsaber as white. Uobviously named after mace. Windu so yeah. Question five already. So yeah. Question five, this a fun one. Did I look more like you or daddy? When I was a baby slash when I was little? Actually you looked like Sam when you were born. If you look at your, if you look at baby pictures,uyou look exactly like Sam. UI’ve always said that you, you look a lot like daddy. Now you’re starting to kind of morph and look a little like me.

Speaker 3: 00:06:52 You have my nose back, you know, and you’ve always had my nose, but you definitely have daddy’s eyes. Obviously you have daddy’s hair coloring even though, you know, we can’t really, nobody knows mommy’s real hair color anymore, but your hair is starting to get darker. But I think you’re still, you know, you’re still gonna have daddies, you know, from, with my hair, my hair, when I was younger, my hair was bright blonde, which is what yours was. And then as I started to get older, my hair started the dark end and now it’s really dark. It’s so dark you can’t even see.

Speaker 5: 00:07:29 Yeah. So I think that would be getting a lighter. Well, yeah, just saying thanks number 1666 Oh my God. Six shoe. I know it had a section there somewhere. Sorry. Sorry. Everyone in the audience with running up with my nonsense. Anyway, number six, what children, but what children’s book did you eat meat to me the most when I was little,

Speaker 3: 00:08:04 That would be, there’s a wocket in my pocket by dr Seuss. You were definitely a fan of dr Seuss. Who’s not? Who’s not. Yeah, I mean at that age, yeah. You have to be. Even now, you don’t even know Ryan’s like his a kid. Right, but walk it in the pocket. That was you like knew it by heart because what was so funny was you couldn’t read, but you memorized it from us reading it over and over. And I want to say it was maybe cousin Tasha or cousin Lorena that you were sitting with during like Thanksgiving or something and you were reading it but you weren’t reading it. You were just reciting it cause you knew which picture, what picture. Yeah.

Speaker 6: 00:08:56 Like back when I actually had my memory and, and I, I want to say it was probably Lorena and, and she was like, Oh my God, Madison knows how to read them. Like nerves just doesn’t, the MRI. Yeah. I didn’t know how to read, but I knew how to remember where I said, right, right. So that was definitely your, your favorite book should I think we’re on question seven. Yep. Question number seven. Oh, this is going to be fun. What was the most annoying thing I did as a baby? There’s a lot of questions go, a lot of questions. I don’t know if there was anything really

Speaker 3: 00:09:35 Annoying, you know, besides your normal baby things like, I can’t think of anything that was, you know, that you intentionally did as a, you know, you were pretty fun as a baby. Yeah. You know, we were very, very fortunate. We, you know, we went out a lot with you as a baby and I think there was only really like type of garden. Yeah. There was just really one time that we had to actually leave someplace that we had gone because you just were so upset we couldn’t get you to calm down. But we, you know, we flew, you know, you, you went on an airplane as a baby, you know, we would drive and you know, you would be fine in, in the car. We’d go to restaurants, we go you know, to Dave and busters and stuff. So there really wasn’t anything, you know, like you never really had a lot of temper tantrums, you know, that was really, you know, I think the biggest problem was something must have happened to you and we just, we don’t know to this day what it was where you would freak out on a changing table.

Speaker 3: 00:10:49 So like if we would go to a public restroom or something and I’d have to put you on a changing table, you would freak out. And I don’t know what had happened to you, maybe while you were being, you know, babysat or with somebody else. So there was some sort of trauma or something that had happened. So it really wasn’t annoying cause it wasn’t your fault. It just kinda made it hard to change your diaper, you know, when we were out and about. So that’s really kinda like the only thing that I can, I can think of. You’re pretty good.

Speaker 6: 00:11:20 Thank you. We’ll keep you. Thanks. All. Alrighty. Numb number eight. Who helped you take care of me most often?

Speaker 3: 00:11:31 Well, unfortunately Grammy didn’t really live nearby, so she really couldn’t help. And mom, mom, you know, would babysit every now and then, but you know, not to the point, you know, all the time. You know, when after you born, I went back to work, you know, a couple months after, so you went right into daycare. And then at one point we had, you know, a friend babysit you. But I don’t think, you know, besides daddy, you know, being home, I was going to get credit for this one. Trust me in the beginning. You know, it’s very hard, you know, for, you know, taking care of a newborn, specially when you’ve never done it before and you don’t have the experience. And I, I didn’t have anybody and yes, I was very bitter at, at daddy, you know, in, in the beginning, all admitted.

Speaker 3: 00:12:33 I, I have no, you know, it was just, you know, I would be waking up in the middle of the night, you know, to feed you, to change you, you know, to comfort you and, you know, daddy would go off to work and be like, you’re leaving again, but somebody had to go to court, you know, and, and, you know, like I just wanted to take a shower and I, I couldn’t do that, you know? And so yeah, the F the first couple of months were, were kind of kinda rough. You know, but I think that that’s kind of normal. You know, there are people that are very fortunate that have, you know, family that live nearby or you know, lots of friends that live nearby and can kinda, you know, help out. And at the time, you know, we didn’t have anybody like that. So yeah,

Speaker 4: 00:13:26 In general we lacked the support structure that a lot of families who were cause that that’s what happens is, you know, people grow up, they get married, they have kids and they sort of stay in the same area that they’ve grown up in. And as a result they’ve got family and friends in the area they can pitch in and help. Well mommy’s not really from this area and I am, but my family either had passed away or disowned me. So I didn’t really bring much to the table when it came to a support network either. So it was sort of mommy and I kind of fending for ourselves and trying to lean them on the charity of friends.

Speaker 5: 00:14:02 Yeah, I can also, I also know that I, as a child, I would always go in the like aftercare and like daycares,

Speaker 3: 00:14:10 Right. You vote you, you know, that’s another thing is that, you know, we unfortunately didn’t have, you know, other options for you. But fortunately within the town that we live in, they do provide that as something for, for working parents.

Speaker 5: 00:14:27 Yeah. And up until now in seventh grade you were able to put me in those.

Speaker 3: 00:14:34 And I think, and I think also now I have a better support system with my red tent sisters so that if, you know, if we were going through everything now with you know, you and you being a baby, I actually have a better support system in place now. So God forbid if something, you know, were to happen. Now I do have a support system of people

Speaker 4: 00:15:04 Know that was like the one time that daddy had to go to the hospital with my ulcer. We didn’t really have any, one mommy happened to post on Facebook what was going on and a friend of mine from high school was actually kind enough for you. You remember Regina, she was kind enough to come and stay with you so that mommy could come to the house.

Speaker 3: 00:15:22 And that was also around the time that I was just kind of getting into red tent and I wasn’t really, you know, like I kind of felt funny asking for help or now I wouldn’t even think twice about asking one of my, my sisters to help or vice versa. If they needed something, you know, I’d be there. So it’s a lot different now than it than it was then, but we made it through. So,

Speaker 5: 00:15:46 Yeah. And of course with me getting older, I’ve learned to take care. I’ve learned to be able to take care of myself. Right. All the job interviews going by like, Oh my God, daddy, when’s that first paycheck coming in? Oh my God. Question number nine. Yup. Okay. How did you choose my male name? This is going to be an interesting story. I can already tell

Speaker 3: 00:16:09 Why. What’s the story?

Speaker 5: 00:16:10 Well, I, I don’t know, like the entire story, but I do know that I could have ended up with at least two middle names.

Speaker 3: 00:16:18 That’s really more of a joke than anything else. The two middle names? Yes. So the, the tradition short version of the story in the Jewish religion is that you to honor a loved one who has passed, you don’t give them the same name. You use the initial of their name. So you are actually named after my father Martin. And for your middle name you are actually named after my grandmother who went by the name of Gertrude. But her actual first name, her legal first name was Ester. So U, R. M. E. And then obviously your middle name is Elizabeth. And your last name obviously

Speaker 4: 00:17:08 Clearly dead, had nothing involved in naming you. Yeah, well cause you were going to get the boy name. I was gonna get the girl name so I lost her completely here. But then we obviously being kind of cute because we’re, you know, well I’m a cat person. Daddy tolerate some your initials or yeah, but your Hebrew name was at least ironically based on my father. So Bobby threw me a bone on that one. Right, right. Well because it was kind of hard

Speaker 3: 00:17:39 Defined, you know, a regular, you know, we w I wanted a name that kind of flowed, you know, Madison? No,

Speaker 4: 00:17:45 Elizabeth. It just kinda, yeah. Right. So you’re at least mew. Mew, yeah.

Speaker 6: 00:17:51 Question 11, 10, 10, 10. Okay, so number number 10, I’m pretty sure a lot of kids have asked the parents this at one point in their life, what, where am I first words? And you do not want to say it. You can lie and make it up. No one’s gonna fact check you. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious we list this on Facebook. There’s no no, obviously. Yeah. Here, first word is word dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Oh, she, she was a rapper. Yeah. Yes. Okay. Yeah. All right, let’s move on past that painful question cause you know, mine is the one here. That’s okay already onto number 11. Number 11. What is your all time favorite picture of me once you set it up?

Speaker 3: 00:18:46 So my all time favorite picture of you happens to be just a candid photo that we took of you. One of the first Ren fairs that we went to. You were not even two years old yet, I’m guessing, probably a year and a half maybe. And it was just one of those shots that you know, that we got. I did it, you know, I printed it out as a black and white photo and it has hung on my wall at work ever since. And anybody that comes by says that this is their most favorite photo of you. It’s just, you know, adorable. That’s very cute photo so that, yeah, that’s my favorite

Speaker 6: 00:19:32 Photogenic at that age, that’s for sure. Yeah, no, I’m like, well, and you’d love to get your picture taken at that age too. Yeah.

Speaker 3: 00:19:40 As soon as you saw a camera you would go cheese and you know, and if you were taking a video and we’ll be like, we’re taking a video and you’d be like, CI

Speaker 6: 00:19:50 Still. Alrighty. Alrighty. Number number 12. This is another interesting run. Sorry. Okay. Did you want me as a boy or a girl?

Speaker 3: 00:20:06 Honestly, I just wanted you to come out healthy, you know, like, you know, I didn’t really have a preference.

Speaker 6: 00:20:18 And you kind of botched that by the way, cause you did it just the merconium so

Speaker 3: 00:20:24 Yeah, that whole two weeks stint in, in the NICU. But we, we were very fortunate, you know, there are are you know, unfortunately people that, that you know have problems and, and you know, I knew they were kind of health things, you know, from my side of the, so you always, you know, worry and wonder and you know, 10 fingers, 10 toes, you know, is everything going to be developed, are there going to be issues? And you know, and unfortunately you, you did have a couple of issues you know, to the point where, you know, you ended up at, you know, children’s hospital for a couple of days and you know, it was a very scary first two weeks and you know, to, to look at you now, you would’ve never known that you were a NIC unit baby. You know, and, and that’s very fortunate because there are some, you know, babies that start out in the NICU unit and have health issues, you know, their whole life or they don’t leave the NIC unit, you know, they don’t survive. So you, you were very fortunate

Speaker 4: 00:21:36 Not to toot my own horn here or anything, but since I’ve been thrown under the bus already for going to work, you know, and not staying home and taking care of the kids. Those two weeks I was working full time, I would go to the hospital, see mommy and then I’d come to the hospital to see you. And in between there I was picking up my mom and Sam to take them to the hospital periodically to Oh and I was driving a conversion man that didn’t fit in the car parking garage. So I had to walk like three blocks.

Speaker 3: 00:22:05 Right. Cause trust saying, cause at the time, you know, we were in a hospital, I had given birth to you at a hospital in New Jersey and unfortunately right after you were born, they didn’t have beds available in the NICU unit. They had to transport you, transport you to a hospital in Philadelphia. So you weren’t even, you know,

Speaker 4: 00:22:26 Special machine they had to put you on. And there’s only two in the Tristate area that had it. And the one happened to be in Philly at children’s.

Speaker 3: 00:22:35 Yeah. So, you know, so you were close by but you really weren’t close by. So for daddy to, you know, go to Philadelphia and you know, and, and visiting hours for that and then, you know, drive back and then, you know, bring Sam to see you and, and mom, mom, fortunately you were only in children’s hospital for a couple of days before they were able to transport you back to New Jersey. So then at least we were in the same, you know, hospital. But you know, it was definitely a, a very scary, you know, first two weeks.

Speaker 5: 00:23:09 And I can remember when you, when you told me once when they brought me back that even though you weren’t a lot of pain, you’d still tried to make an effort to get to my room and see me. Yeah. I was, you know, I was in a S S

Speaker 3: 00:23:24 A wing of the hospital. I can’t even remember what they call it now, but it’s basically for, for the women whose babies are, are either in the NICU unit or gave birth to babies that didn’t survive. And I was literally the last room down the hallway and you know, and to just go and see, you took so much effort to walk down the hallway cause I, I had had a C section so you know, I was still healing from that and I probably could have called the nurse and gotten a wheelchair and you know, had been taken down. But it was like I hated to bother people, you know? And yeah, just to be able to go and see you, you know, took, took a lot of pain and you know to do so. Yeah. Alright. Happy memories.

Speaker 6: 00:24:14 Next question. Alrighty. So this one is also got to related to any memories. Oh no. Oh great. This arc right now, what is your very first memory of me besides the one where she’s literally cut from your belly?

Speaker 3: 00:24:29 Don’t remember that. Cause I was on a lot of medication. But yeah, my first, you know, I kind of remember seeing you after you were, were born because it was a C-section and I was kind of like strapped down onto a, a table highly medicated. But I really don’t remember, you know, besides seeing the, the family picture of us, I don’t remember. You know, what you look like. At that point really the first memory was because I had had the C-section, I ended up be coming very sick as well. So I was in recovery for 24 hours and we knew that there was something wrong with you and that they had to transport you. And that was when we kind of were able to, to strike a deal with them, for them to bring you to S to, to me. So I could at least see you. I couldn’t hold you. Which was very upsetting, but I got to see you in your little space capsule, you know, that, that, that was how I got to, that’s really my first memory of you. So it’s kind of funny that you know, you like NASA and, and space stuff because your first thing was in this little space capsule thing.

Speaker 6: 00:25:52 Okay. So let’s see. Can smile and laugh about it now. Let’s pick this up. Okay, next one. This is also related to it because it was this awesome. Let’s talk. We can get through this as fast as we can when you are my age. Number 14. Did you want kids? Yeah,

Speaker 3: 00:26:17 I think I kind of did. I, you know, I don’t think there was ever a point in my life where, you know, I, I know, you know, a lot of kids go through the, Oh, I don’t ever want to have kids or they do and they don’t. I think at some point I always knew I wanted to be a mom, you know,

Speaker 7: 00:26:35 Just, okay,

Speaker 6: 00:26:39 Next. Alrighty. See that wasn’t so bad. Yeah. No, not too bad. Number 15, this is going to be fun. What made me cry most as a child?

Speaker 3: 00:26:55 Beatings will continue until morale improves. What made you cry the most?

Speaker 8: 00:27:05

Speaker 3: 00:27:06 Going to the doctor and getting shots, but then again, still not, you know, I’m still like, like it got to the point where I had to lie to you and, and you know, Oh, we’re just going out. Why are, and then all of a sudden we’d get to the doctor and you’re like, what are we doing here? Am I, you know, and your consequence. And am I getting shots? Am I getting shots? And I think that was really, you know, your one of your biggest, you know, you would, you would get all upset and teared up beforehand if you knew you had to get shots right. And then, you know, and then they would do it so quickly that you never even felt it. And we’d be like, don’t you, don’t you remember? You know? Yeah. So,

Speaker 6: 00:27:45 Yeah, I mean, now it’s more, I keep things it inside myself. I don’t cry anymore. I just keep the anxiety inside of myself. I’ve learned not

Speaker 3: 00:27:53 Defeat all the anger that sister under the dollar tall, dark side, blah, blah, blah. Question 16 what,

Speaker 6: 00:28:01 What TV show what I watch every day.

Speaker 3: 00:28:06 Mmm. What TV show could that be? Sesame’s

Speaker 6: 00:28:12 Street I

Speaker 3: 00:28:16 Think, and you know, it’s hard, you know, like nowadays there are so many different different shows out there. You know, I definitely kept you away from Barney. Even though I knew the theme deliberately, deliberately, you know, even though, you know, somehow I F I found out the theme song. Right. And I think that was from, from preschool all the means of him getting shot. Right. And like Teletubbies, I, you know, and I think that the biggest thing is with Sesame street. It was something that daddy and I could watch with you because there were different aspects of, of Sesame street. Now obviously it’s been, you know, 10 ish years since we’ve watched it, but it was always funny because there would always throw something in there that was really meant for the adults. You know, you wouldn’t know this, but there was, you know, daddy and I, there was a show that we used to watch called true blood and they did a take off on it called true mud. And it was just hysterical for us to watch it. Like you thought it was funny just because of the characters and then, you know, being all addicted to mud and we were cracking up because of the characterization of allergy. We knew what all the analogies and, and they did that with like mad men high school musical you know, and it was so it made it very entertaining, you know, to watch like what spoof were they going to do? You know, now type thing.

Speaker 5: 00:29:57 Yeah. Like I actually watched this one series on YouTube called talking Tom and friends, which is based off of the mobile game. Right. And I’ve noticed that some of the episodes have actually been themed. Like, like, you know, other things. Like there was one that I was actually themed to star Wars thing. It was like the main characters were one telling you that? Yeah, the main characters were watching the main characters, except like Tom and all his other friends except for Angela. They were all into this one movie series called space conflicts, AKA. So for our golf star Wars and like you could just tell that it was based on star Wars, cause like the lightsabers would like swords and they were light up and like you could just tell it was the infrastructure where everybody loves to go to now. Right.

Speaker 3: 00:30:52 So, so, you know, again, that was one of the shows that, you know, it had the singing, it had the learning aspect. You know, Sesame Street’s been around for, you know, 40, 50 years, you know, almost 50 years now. And a lot of kids, you know, learned day to day things, you know, from it. And as time went on, you know, they kids, mommy and daddy watched it too, so share that with you. Right. You know, and, and you know, so it was definitely enjoyable to the point of, Oh God, we’re watching the same episode again. You just saw this one 50 times. Because the other thing too is we didn’t have, I don’t think we really had an on demand at the time on demand wasn’t around. So we had episodes recorded and so, you know, we would have like the same four episodes kind of. And then we had the little media player thing, pre iPhones and whatever, and that had like two episodes or three episodes on it. So like whenever we went some place, you had your little movie thing or if we did an overnight because you’d fall asleep to it. So

Speaker 5: 00:32:04 Yeah. And I remember you saying this exact same thing about some door up and that I think that was on our, on the DVR. We had like the safe for us and like I would just read and you said I would be watching it every time. Like he was in new one, like Oh yeah. So the next traumatic question. Question 17. Alrighty. okay. Oh great. This is, this has gotten from my favorite one yet. D number 17. Did you ever lose me at a store or anywhere else?

Speaker 3: 00:32:39 I just, no, I never did. I don’t know what you’re talking about. No, no. I, I, I don’t recall Senator. I plead the fifth one time, one time. That’s it. I think I have a pretty good track record. Thank you. She made it to 13 one 52 exits. He had a 50 50 shot. I did. Okay. All right. So just, you know, please describe this. So, okay. I personally have never been on space mountain. Okay. I don’t go on roller coasters. Yeah. Okay. Time. I didn’t go. And at that time, I’ve never been on space. At that time you had never been on space now, but did roller coasters and you decided you were going to do it. So you were young around seven, I think you were tall enough to go on the ride. Old enough to go on it alone. But I didn’t want you to have to go through the queue all by herself.

Speaker 3: 00:33:42 So it was the end of the night when they did, I think, I don’t know if it was extra magic hours or not. So the park wasn’t terribly crowded and daddy had already gone home. Daddy had already left to go back to the resort. Right. So, and that, that’s something that, you know, used to happen where you and I kinda had mommy daughter night at the park or whatever and you know, we’d go through the queue and everything and we, we get to the point where you get on the ride and I’m like, Oh, where’s the exit? And they didn’t tell me. And I’m like, okay, so why walk to the exit? Not even realizing that there’s two exits. So I’m standing at the one and I see people coming off and you know, and, and I try to be very observant. So like when you get on a ride, I look to see who you’re in front of and who you’re in backup.

Speaker 3: 00:34:34 So I can, I can spot you. You know, if I can’t see you cause you’re short, I can find whoever’s near you and people are getting off and I’m looking and I’m like, I don’t think the wait was this long. And finally I go over to the cast member and I’m like, is this the only exit? And I said, no, there’s, there’s another one over there too. So now I freak out. So I go over to the other one and I wait there and I’m like asking and they don’t know what I’m talking about. I’m at this point you didn’t have a cell phone, but fortunately you knew my cell phone number. Yeah, that’s a good thing. That was a good thing. And so when you get off the ride again, there’s two different exits and then they have this long moving sidewalk that takes you up. And the thing is that, that kind, it was broken like right. I just want to quickly go over my point of view office. So I had gone off the ride, right. And I just saw like there two different ways

Speaker 5: 00:35:37 To go. And I saw people were mainly going up the one broken moving sidewalk cause I have been on like parts of the Caribbean and other rides that other right. Had it. And I’m like, and I was confused on where I was supposed to go. So I just went with the crowd and turns out it led me to the one store. But when you weren’t there,

Speaker 3: 00:35:57 But I wasn’t there. So being a Disney princess that you are, you know, all rides and gift shops, right, right. So of course I realized this whole thing and when I get off everybody’s just kind of standing because they’re waiting for the walkway to move instead of people actually just walking. And then I happened to look at my phone and realized that I had a missed call from Florida from a Florida number and I listened to the call and it’s a cast member saying, hi, we have your daughter, she’s in the gift shop. You know, we’re, we’re waiting for you. And so I frantically like move out of my way, you know, I make it up my, I make it up the way. And there you are standing with a cast member and another mom who they were either on the ride with you before or after and when you got to the gift shop, she saw you wandering around and realized you were probably lost and brought you over to a cast member. They asked if you knew my phone number you did.

Speaker 5: 00:37:04 And that’s when, yeah, I think they called me. And yeah, I’m pretty sure if I didn’t know your phone number I would’ve been lost for good.

Speaker 3: 00:37:11 You wouldn’t have been lost. Forgotten. We knew. We knew where you were. It was just a matter of, you know,

Speaker 4: 00:37:16 So, okay, let’s move on to a nicer,

Speaker 5: 00:37:20 Yeah. What’s, what’s question 18 question 18 what was the first movie you brought me to a theater to see?

Speaker 3: 00:37:28 Well, we, we brought you, you know, as we had mentioned before, you know, we used to take you places all the time, you know, when, when you were a kid, but the first movie that it was just you and I, you know, that was your first real going and seeing, you know, just to, to see it because you kind of wanted to see it also would be tangled, which came out in 2010

Speaker 4: 00:37:53 Wow. That was a long time ago. Yeah. You were a wee wee little Sprite back then. Okay. Good memories there. That’s at least what’s a, Oh, we’ve got another, we’ve got another good one coming up.

Speaker 5: 00:38:09 Oh goodness. Yeah, it’s 1919 is, Oh yeah. What song did I listen to on repeat when I was super young. And this will be a fun one.

Speaker 4: 00:38:21 Okay. This one, we got some somebody on here. Okay. So should I wait no, go ahead.

Speaker 3: 00:38:28 Okay. So there were a couple of different kids’ albums that, that you were were into. So one of them was a, it was like a mother goose rocks type thing. So it was mother goose songs that were in the style of various artists. So like one was Kelly Clarkson and one was Madonna. But the, the one album that we had that, you know, we enjoy glistening to with as parents happened to be by the bare naked ladies and the album was snack time. And one of your favorite songs was pollywog in a bog.

Speaker 2: 00:39:22 It was a Cedar tree.

Speaker 3: 00:39:42 Pollywog in a bog. You asked for it.

Speaker 6: 00:39:46 Yeah. And those topics will not give me nightmares.

Speaker 3: 00:39:53 All right, so what’s up next to the hit parade?

Speaker 6: 00:39:56 Alrighty. Number 20. What is the nicest thing I ever said to you?

Speaker 3: 00:40:03 Probably. I love you. Ah, Oh,

Speaker 6: 00:40:08 Does, no, not at all. That, I apologize. Not every kid. Some kids are jerks. Next. Alrighty.

Speaker 3: 00:40:22 Number 21. What is my favorite stuffed animal? You mean you have more than one? Well she does, but probably famous. This one. This one is, is famous and it would be kitty. Meow. I want this soon. I don’t know dude. There we go.

Speaker 6: 00:40:50 Whew.

Speaker 3: 00:40:51 So kidding me. Has, is it Instagram? Kitty Meow actually has her own Instagram called kitty Meow travels. Because kitty has gone on, on every vacation with us. So you have to give a little background on the fact that kitty Meow has stunt doubles, right? So, yeah. So kitty Meow actually didn’t start out as your toy. She actually was mommy stuffed animal. I have always liked orange Tabby cats. We, we used to have an orange Tabby cat. And it happened to be one of those we saw in a store couple of years before she was born. And I had, you know, a stuffed animal. And then when you were born, kitty Meow kind of, you know, you kind of Kravet TATed towards it. And I had always had friends that had, who were parents, who had horror stories of, you know, their child had this stuffed animal and they would lose it and they’d have to go on eBay because the toy would be discontinued and they’d never find a, an alternative.

Speaker 3: 00:42:05 And it actually even happened to, to me as a, as a kid, I had a stuffed dog called Wolf. And he got lost and I was hysterical for days until my mom was able to kind of find that, that substitute. So again, I didn’t want to have to go through that. So fortunately they still were selling the orange Tabby cat in the store and I bought two extra ones. So, so so there was one that we kept in the house or in the apartment at the time, one that stayed in daddy’s car and then one that stayed in, in mommy’s car, in my car. So whenever we would go out, you would always be like, Oh, I want to take kitty with me. And we would say,

Speaker 9: 00:42:51 No kidding. You’ll stay here

Speaker 3: 00:42:53 In the breast. And then we’d get out to whichever car.

Speaker 9: 00:42:55 Oh, here it was like, Oh, magical kid

Speaker 3: 00:43:00 Happened to, you know, to, to show up. Yeah. I ruin that. Cause I think the one day we kind of forgot or like you were leaving the car and you, you know, we always say, Oh leave kitty in the car kid. He, he’ll stay here. And I think kitty came in the house and it was like, Oh there’s two. I was like, Oh. So yeah. So actually all three and ended up together. And as a stunt double and an understudy, right? Yeah. And kitty actually got lost in Disney world too actually. One of our trips, we had come back at night and they were doing movie night. We sat for a little bit and you left. Kitty didn’t even know, got up, you know, went back to the room. And then in the morning, cause we would always be like, okay, where’s everything?

Speaker 3: 00:43:50 Where’s kitty? Like that? We don’t always do the, the check of, do you have your poncho? Do you have your camera? Do you have your, where’s kitty? And we realized we didn’t have kitty. And we were like, okay, we’ll figure it out. And we knew at that point we had stunt doubles, but again, it was still, you know, kitty was missing or the family never the band left, nobody left behind. We called lost and found and guest services. We told them, you know, where we were staying, where we had been, what kid he look like, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah. And it was what the next day they had her sitting on the bed back in the resort when they, they made the thing with the towels around her I think. So they made like a little thing like, so look, here she is. And after that trip was when we actually went and we got the, the animal tag made that has her name and has my name and my phone number on the back of it so that if we ever lost her again, yeah, somebody could call us. So

Speaker 5: 00:44:50 Yeah. And I just want to say whenever, when I had my old room and it was super messy, I would always go on the hunt for like finding it, get the triplets together. And finally I have them all in my room and yeah.

Speaker 3: 00:45:02 Right. Cause some would end up under your one would end up under the bed when would end up in the corner. So yeah. Now, now we all have them, you know, nicely question 22.

Speaker 5: 00:45:14 Alrighty. Question 22. What years of my life did you get the most? I’m still waiting right around 16. Okay.

Speaker 3: 00:45:26 You know, every year there’s always some sort of challenge. You know, obviously you going through puberty has been

Speaker 5: 00:45:37 Challenging. Challenging. I can definitely say I think when I started sixth grade might’ve been one of the most challenging.

Speaker 3: 00:45:44 Yeah. Sixth grade was definitely a tough year for you.

Speaker 5: 00:45:48 I mean like daddy told me when we were talking about it that I was just as hysterical in kindergarten cause that’s when I first started getting homework and I didn’t really fully understand it.

Speaker 3: 00:45:59 Yeah. I think, you know, I think every, like I said, every year kind of has that new challenge, but now you’re, you know, you’re kind of have the understanding that, you know, there’s going to be a challenge and you deal with it a lot better than, you know, like I remember, you know, you getting hysterical about learning to tie your shoe, you, you know, I’m never gonna get this. I’m never going to learn how to tie my shoe. And, you know, we kept saying, you’re going to learn and you know, and then once you get that, you’re gonna find something else that you’re going to need to learn and you know, and, and, and you’ll figure it out and you’ll be fine and, and, you know, then there’ll be something else new to, to learn.

Speaker 5: 00:46:42 Yeah. So at some point in time you’ll learn that you adapt and you’ll start panicking beforehand. Yeah. I remember when I first started getting my mood swings, like I was always like, I’m never gonna get over this. I’m going to have him for the rest of my life. And then you just said you will, but you’re gonna get over it. And eventually I did. I have them very rarely. Now you, they, you know how to manage those though. Had a bit of a breakdown this week. The look that was like one, look, I’m not almost every day I would have at least one mood swing. I had a complete breakdown at work today, so I know I’ve hasn’t stopped. I have less bad days now cause I went yesterday. All right. What’s the next good question here? Good question. Alrighty. Well, here’s where my life, where are the most close?

Speaker 3: 00:47:36 I’m still waiting. No. no. I think we’re, we’re, I don’t, I think when you were younger and I think this is just normal for you know, for, for everyone you know, you constantly want to be with your parents. You constantly want to hang out with them. You know, watch television, watch movies and play games and whatever. And I think more so when you were younger, you did stuff with me more so than than daddy. You know, we kinda did the, the tea party thing and playing with the dolls and arts and crafts and things like that and made a lot of plastic. And you made daddy lots of lots of plastic meals. I remember I used to be a very young cook. Right. and now you’re much better now than then. Now you actually doing food. Whereas now, you know, you tend to spend more time on your own, which there’s, there’s nothing wrong with that.

Speaker 3: 00:48:39 I mean, I’m, I’m becoming, well, I am a teenager now, right. You are officially a teenager. Yeah. But like there’s nothing, nothing wrong with that. It’s, you know, you know, we still do things together. You know, like when we were trying to figure out, you know, to go to, what was it when we were doing shady Brook farms or something, like you didn’t want to go like at all or something. And we were like, come on, we’ll go, we’ll have fun. Because I know at some point there’s going to be other things that you’re gonna want to do, not necessarily with us but with friends or things like that. And that’s just, you know, normal as you, you get older. Cause even like on the weekends now, you know, like, Hey, can I go out and play with my friends and you’ll go out for a couple of hours and, and play with the friends.

Speaker 3: 00:49:22 And that’s fine because you know, the friends that you have around here, you don’t see all the time anymore because you’re in middle school, they’re in elementary school still. And, and that’s okay. But I, you know, like now you don’t spend as much time with, with just me, whereas you spend you know, in some cases a little bit more time with daddy playing video games because I don’t play the video games. But when you were younger, you didn’t play the video game. So you kind of, you know, your interests have kind of, you know, changed and things like that. But we still, you know, the two of us still, you know, do stuff, like if, you know, daddy and Sam go and do something, you know, and they have like a guys time, we kind of do, you know, our girl thing, we, you know, go to red tent or pink tent, you know, so we, we still have our things.

Speaker 3: 00:50:16 We’re, we don’t spend as much time just you and I as we used to when you were younger. But, you know, it’s just you know, I mean, I can definitely say we’re a lot better than other families who have, and it’s not to say that, you know, we, it’s not that we don’t want to, it’s just the time constraints or things like that. And, you know, but I think also we also still do a lot of things as a family, you know, and that’s a big thing where not a lot of families like podcasts. It’s definitely a bonding time. Well, this is normally you and daddy’s bonding time. And then daddy and I have have our podcast you know, that we do. And you know, usually the way the, the weekend kind of falls is, you know, one of the days of the weekend it’s going out and doing something together as a family, depending on what the weather’s like or whatever.

Speaker 3: 00:51:10 And, and sometimes it’s just going to the farmer’s market together, you know, to go shopping or Hey, let’s go to the mall and walk around, you know, together and grab lunch or something. You know, so we, we do tend to do, or if there’s a movie, you know, we w you know, we’ll do the movie at least, you know, once a month or so, or you know, like, Hey, we haven’t had movie night at home in a while. You know, like when, if even if we couldn’t go see the movie in theaters, we would always like try to find it at home. And I really had to find, you know, something that we have, you know, that on Netflix or like, Hey, we missed this when it was in the theater, but we have it on DVD now let’s, let’s make popcorn and do a movie night. So, yeah. All right. Okay. Next 24? I think so. Yeah. So what is the first word that comes to mind when you hear my name?

Speaker 3: 00:52:05 Munchkin. . Yeah, my ne my infinite, my infinite, infamous, infamous nickname. I’m sorry, I don’t know how to pronounce that. Does that mean if we weren’t using the branded version we could just call her a donut hole. That’s just weird. It’s weird daddy. Okay. 45. What is the worst part about being a mother and what is the best? The worst part is seeing you in pain or upset where I can’t fix it. And the best part is seeing you succeed in and, and you know, just achieving things and, and you know, seeing a problem and you know, now you’re getting older where you know, you can solve a lot of the, the problems on, you know, on your own. You had, you know, an issue with some bullying the other day and you handled it, you know, while you were upset when you were explaining it to, to, to me when I got home. But you know, you said you guys went to the teacher, you did the right thing, you know, it was all the things that we’ve talked about one out of the, you know, all, all the different years when you’ve had issues. And we said, okay, well tomorrow we’re gonna talk to the teacher. Tomorrow we’re going to talk to the camp counselor or whatever, you know, and here was one where you took care of it. We didn’t have to do anything. So yeah, very proud you

Speaker 3: 00:53:45 Six and 2,626 like six. Wait, I know. Like now we can choosing that now. Yup. Alrighty. 26 what was my favorite flavor of baby food? I would have to say it was probably bananas.

Speaker 10: 00:54:04 Really?

Speaker 3: 00:54:05 Yeah, you were definitely, you definitely liked the fruits more so than anything else. And I think that’s kind of normal just because of the sweetness of it. But I think definitely bananas, cause I even remember there were times when we didn’t have banana baby food, but I would take a banana in and mush it up for you. And boom. Instant baby food. Yeah. Nice. All righty. This is going to be cool. I guess I’m 27. And your opinion, what is my worst habit? Monologuing awesome. And actually it’s kinda just funny now. I think a little bit would be right now the,

Speaker 10: 00:54:53 Yeah,

Speaker 3: 00:54:55 Technology distraction. You know, like, Hey, it’s time to do laundry or do a chore and like the phone’s in your hand as you’re like bringing down, you know, or you know, you’re walking around the house with the iPad or something. So I think it’s the, but I think it’s just society in general that we, you know, we do that. Yeah. Cause you know, we’re addicted. Yeah. And you’ve talked about that before on your podcast. That was, that was one of your earlier episodes. So I, I think that’s just the, you know, like in the beginning of the school year, it was a little rough getting ready for school and you know, and all the other years before you’ve done before and after care. So we had a timeframe, but if we were five minutes late, it wasn’t a big deal. Now you catch a bus and you, we have to be at the bus by a certain time.

Speaker 3: 00:55:50 And there was one day last week or something where we literally got to the bus stop and it was like, Oh look, there’s the bus where normally we try and get there a few minutes early to kind of make sure, luckily since then I have, we have, right. And we’ve gotten so, and you know, so that’s been, you know, it was a challenge to kind of get into that, you know, thing like, come on, we need to get up, we need to, you know, Ooh, you know, the fact that I a feel I don’t like getting up in the morning. Right. And nobody’s, and you have to get up really early. So I think really it’s the you know, the sense, you know, you have a chore to do and you know, or when we tell you, Hey, laundry, mrs, you know, I have to be honest, that kind of noise. Well intended to. That’s intended to, but th but the other thing too is with all this technology, you can set yourself a reminder so that mommy and daddy don’t have to be like, Hey, laundry misses you. Yeah. Question 28. Yep. Which television character reminds you of me the most? Hm. This is a thing for this one myself. Oh, I don’t know. Excuse me.

Speaker 2: 00:57:07

Speaker 3: 00:57:07 To do, you don’t have any music for that? I didn’t have been queued up. Nothing. CUDA well I know you’re very into SpongeBob, but you don’t remind me of, of SpongeBob. Perhaps we can take a pass on that question. Yeah. I think you’re just, you’re so unique. You don’t remind us of the I was just gonna say like, you, you’re just so, you know, you’re very artistic, you know, your, your musical your very name from what was the one show she used to watch? Well, crinkle Stan. Oh Oh, Mable you remind me of like smart, independent. Okay. Take charge. Yeah, I can see that from gravity falls. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I can see that. I mean, she loves crafts. Oh. And she has braces, braces now. So I think the only real difference is the fact that she’s a little more positive than I am.

Speaker 3: 00:58:03 And I’m more like deeper thinking on the realistic yeah. You’re, you’re kind of, yeah. You’re a combination of the two. If we took you and split you into, you’d be then, right, right. So one dad, good one. Hey, hold that one out. Yeah. Golf club a 29. Yep. Another one. What song reminds you of me the most there? You know what, it’s funny because you kind of go through different phases. There was well obviously like pollywog in a bog was, you know, I reminds me of that phase. There are some Celtic thunder songs, you know, from going from there. I’m pretty sure I’m no one watching in the odd, I’m pretty sure most of the teachers Google with people. It’s fine. And then, you know, now, you know, now it, I think it’s cute that you’re into a bunch of songs from glee, which was a show that I was totally addicted to when it w you know, when it was on, you know, I was watching it, it’s actually on Netflix now.

Speaker 3: 00:59:15 I went and saw it in concert even the other day watching it and I was watching video while I was working. So like you having an interest in it is like, Oh, you know, and, and so, you know, like in the morning when we wait for the, the bus, there’s specific songs that we listened to and I know when you used to pick her up from school or drop her off, you had set song. Like we all kind of have that, the playlist of the playlist, you know, like you know as we’ve, we’ve mentioned, you know when you were younger for bedtime there was a set song list that we went to and it was ABC and it was Mary had a little lamb and I’m a little teapot and you know, so there are certain songs again that, you know, when I hear it, it reminds me of a certain time period reflection of the music industry. Absolutely. Next question.

Speaker 5: 01:00:11 Alrighty. So I think we are on to number 30 now. Yup. Did something ever happen to you when you were a kid that scared you finally shifting away from all the memories and stuff and finally going to a question. We’re focusing on the hurt. Terrible memory. Oh thanks. I think this is the only like real one that’s focused mainly toward the year life. Cause so when I was a kid, yeah. Or it could be like around that kind of thing.

Speaker 3: 01:00:38 Do you ever get lost in space mountain as a kid? No. But I do remember, and this was back in the day when, you know, you’d go to the store with your parents and when your parents lost you, they paid you, you know, Michelle sandbank can you please come to, and that was what was so funny because that wasn’t my last name. But when we were in a store, that’s what, you know, I always got paged as, so I’d hear it. So you had an alias even as a kid alias as a kid? Yeah cause I would go wander off, you know, in the store. And now nowadays you’d, you’d never do that. You’d never let your kid wander. Like that. So I don’t, yeah, I don’t think there was anything really, you know, like, I’m sure at the time I was scared, you know, when it happened. But yeah, like back then, you know, they didn’t lose you then they would just paid you so much for trying to pick up those repressed memories. Sorry, I’ll have a nightmare tonight.

Speaker 5: 01:01:37 All righty. So question number 31 was I a fast or slow learner in school?

Speaker 3: 01:01:45 It would depend on, on what it was. You know, going back to, you know, how we answered, you know, something before. There are a lot of times when you would get frustrated because you weren’t learning it fast enough. You know, there were certain things that you picked up right away. And then there were other things where it just took you time and, and practicing and, and you’d get very frustrated. Like I said, the tying the shoelace thing that got you so upset that for the longest time we didn’t buy a shoes that had laces. Just because you were so frustrated and I knew eventually you’d learn how to do it. But you were just convinced, you know, it wasn’t going to happen or are writing your name and you know and things like that. So, you know, in a lot of cases you’re your own worst enemy. Because we don’t get upset and we don’t.

Speaker 4: 01:02:37 Right. We’ll see. And sometimes what it is is you need to learn how to learn how to do it. Yeah. And there are times that you just don’t get the process of learning of that. And then once you understand it, you

Speaker 3: 01:02:53 Yeah. The light switch goes off and you’re like, Oh,

Speaker 4: 01:02:56 And you run with it. Yeah. But sometimes you kind of have to think outside the box in order to understand how to grasp the problem, like word problems with math word problems. Once you understand what it’s asking, then you can do it and it just takes a little bit of time. Sometimes you get to that point. 32.

Speaker 3: 01:03:17 Alrighty. 32, what was the best drawing I ever made for you? Well, there’s actually two. You, you’ve always been an artist, you know, and I have lots of your artwork all over the place. But the two that, that kinda come to mind are both pictures that you made for me that I actually have in my office. The one I think I actually had commissioned you to do both of them actually, now that I’m thinking about it. One was I said, you need to make mommy as a super hero. Because somebody at work had said something about me being like, wonder woman or something. And, and so the picture that we’re seeing now that was mommy a supermom yeah. With the red hair and one of the arms is a little big. That’s OK. Well she wasn’t three. She was older than that.

Speaker 3: 01:04:11 I mean, yeah, that’s like my crayon phase. Right. And what was really funny was when I, I remember sending the person who was calling me that the picture and she thought it was like hysterical that that was like my picture. And then the other picture was, Oh, I’ve seen this before, was I said to you, I said, you know, our cat is Liotta and she’s named after Liotta from the haunted mansion. I said, it would be kinda funny if you incorporated our cat who’s Calico? That would be the coloring with Madam Liotta. For those of you, you know, not familiar with the haunted mansion. Madam Liotta is a fortune teller who gets stuck in a crystal ball. And it’s just so you didn’t know what you were looking at, you know, and it’s the whole funny thing that, you know, the spirits, I mean, this one I can actually remember drawing. Yeah. And you did the blood dripping down from your name and pretty gruesome like I can, I know this was at least

Speaker 6: 01:05:18 I was in at least third grade by the time I drew this. And to be honest, I, years of counseling later, these would be two of my most favorite ones. Okay, next question. Alrighty. So did you do, Oh, okay. This has gotta be a fun one. Number 33. What was I most afraid of as a child

Speaker 4: 01:05:42 Before you, before you answer that, I will say we are out of media now. So I was nice. I didn’t go out and get a picture of this and put it up on the big screen for you. So just being a good father there.

Speaker 6: 01:05:54 Oh my God. I swear a few did. I would, I would, I would walk out of this room right now. I wouldn’t literally take these headphones off. Just why hell, no idea what they’re talking about now. So mommy, what was she most afraid of as a child? What she’s still most afraid of and she’ll probably be afraid of as an adult until like we get her a pet one. Which yeah, all that ever happened. Like never would be

Speaker 3: 01:06:25 Spiders.

Speaker 4: 01:06:27 Yup. So glad you included that one in there so we can make fun of you about it.

Speaker 3: 01:06:32 Geesh.

Speaker 6: 01:06:33 34. Yep. Okay. So second to last question. Overall, do you consider me a good kid? Absolutely not. Earlier and now I can change my mind. Yeah, she can. No, absolutely I can,

Speaker 3: 01:06:59 I couldn’t have imagined a more wonderful, caring, smart, talented, beautiful, you know, young lady, you know, that, that you are turning into and you, you make us proud every day. You know, the trying not to get upset, you know, the, the biggest thing is I just wish, you know, my mom and Grammy, you know, and your other grandparents that you know, never got to, to meet you. We’re still here to, to see that. And in some way, I think they, you know, they’re definitely looking down and, and you know, they’re just as proud of us as we are.

Speaker 4: 01:07:53 Good answer. And don’t worry about crying. She was born her eyes off through the whole grief and loss podcast.

Speaker 6: 01:07:59 I know, I know. I saw that. And the last question, today’s podcast. Alrighty. And I think you already answered this as well, even though we’re going to go over it anyway. Just a grind that night, the war. Ah,

Speaker 3: 01:08:18 Are you happy with the way I turned out? No. does that like daddy bring in the lefts there? Yeah, there’s you know, to, to kind of, you know, reiterate, you know, of course. You know, again, you far exceeded, you know, I, we didn’t, you know, I think as parents you have expectations. You want, you know, your child to be smart. You want your child to be, you know, you know all these different things and you just hope and you try, you know, to to, you know, not push them to it but encourage, guide them, guide them to it, you know, like would I like you to be, you know, a little bit more outgoing and, and try new things and stuff like that. Yeah. That’s the one that would probably be, you know, the, the one thing that I wish you did a little bit more of you know, when you were getting ready to go to middle school, I was hoping you would get more involved in different clubs and different things.

Speaker 3: 01:09:41 But unfortunately the way that the, the afternoon buses are, we didn’t know how that worked and they don’t have enough spots and blah, blah, blah, blah blah. There’s a whole big to do with that. And the fact that I had no idea how to sign up. Right. We, you know, we unfortunately we didn’t really know. So, hopefully it’s something that you know, you can talk to your guidance counselor about so that maybe for next year you can kind of get into certain things or maybe even later in the school year find something. But you never were interested in doing dance or karate or any like afterschool activity like that. So you know like, but, and we were never the type of parents that were like, you must do this or you must do that and be thankful for you guys not to be doing that. Cause we don’t live vicariously through you.

Speaker 3: 01:10:31 Right. You know, if you wanted to do something we, you know, we would have done it. So you know, you join band through school and, and you know, and, and you know all your other, you know, activities and hobbies that you have are all things that you kind of found on your own. You know, we didn’t push you. We just kind of help, you know, give you tools to, to, you know, move forward with them. I mean, like back to the drawing example you said like you gave me a basis on some drawing techniques cause you knew that I that I was able to draw and stuff. And that I think gravitated me towards

Speaker 5: 01:11:14 My interests in drawing

Speaker 3: 01:11:15 And other art media. You know, now you’re doing, you know, computer drawing, you know, computer animation type things and stuff like that. So yeah, I think, you know, you’re smart as a whip, you get better grades than data. You’re, I ever did, you know, when we were your age, not that it’s a competition because you are winning. And I think that’s fantastic. That that only means, you know, bigger and better things for you, you know down the road, you know, and you know, I love hearing about your day, you know, when you, you tell me your day, you know, when you get home and, and you know, it’s kinda nice hearing, Oh well now I’m in a group with this new friend or you know, this friend that I haven’t seen in awhile, you know, so that part, because you know, that was always the, I think for me it just didn’t seem like you had a lot of different, you know, friends to talk to or you know, like you only had like one or two, but you didn’t see them throughout the day.

Speaker 3: 01:12:22 You know, and I know that, you know, when you go to class and you don’t know anybody in your class, it kinda makes the class a little hard to, to deal with. Because if you do have a question or something, you don’t have somebody to help you, you know, that you’re friends with. So it’s nice that as the school year’s going, you know, you can say in this class, I know these couple of people in this class, I know these and this one I know, you know, so now at least you know your, you’re branching out, which we knew was gonna eventually happen and you know, so that, you know, so if anything, you know, negative or you know, would just be, you know, being a little bit more, you know, outgoing cause you used to be more outgoing when you were younger as you got a little bit older you, you know,

Speaker 5: 01:13:09 And I’ve also improved from another stage, which was where I barely ever opened up. Like I would just keep my circle of friends. I never went out to like other people. Like that was mainly like my sixth grade year. Cause like I had like my two best, my best friends in sixth grade they went out of my class. I, cause I remember sixth grade was kind of rough because you didn’t like anybody

Speaker 3: 01:13:35 Class and you did everything with just that one class. You never changed classes or did anything. And sixth grade was kind of a loner year for you and we kept saying seventh grade is going to be better because you’re going to, you know, have more people and, and, and see more people. And luckily it did turn up. I sure did. I think that’s all the questions we had. We’ll take a quick break, come back and give you your closing remarks and shout outs. Go for closing remarks and shout. Well if I have to do

Speaker 5: 01:14:12 Closing remarks today, I would think of getting more along with your parents. If you’re a teenager or any type of age and you’re able to see your parents, you should definitely try to spend as much time as you can with them. I know like you can’t look like it’s hard to skip work if you work or it’s hard to skip school or all the other important things. But sorry, you still you still want to at least have some good quality time with them cause you don’t know how much time you might have left. Okay. Any shots? I don’t like to give a shout out to mommy for joining us. Mommy. You weren’t on that sheet. There we go. Yeah. All right. I think that’s all we have for this week. Thank you mommy, for joining us. Thank you for having me. Another one in the box. Yay. Bye everyone. I’ve been looking in the right one at the time.

Show Notes

Insights Into Teens: Episode 40 Mother/Daugher Q&A

  1. When I was little, what did you think I was going to be when I grow up?
  2. Do you think I have more of your good qualities or bad qualities?
  3. What is the funniest thing I ever said or did as a kid?
  4. What would you have named me if I was the opposite gender?
  5. Did I look more like you or Dad when I was a baby/little?
  6. What children’s book did you read to me the most when I was little?
  7. What was the most annoying thing I did as a baby?
  8. Who helped you take care of me most often?
  9. How did you choose my middle name?
  10. What were my very first words?
  11. What is your all-time favorite picture of me?
  12. Did you want me as a boy or a girl?
  13. What is your very first memory of me?
  14. When you were my age, did you want kids?
  15. What made me cry the most as a child?
  16. What TV show would I watch everyday?
  17. Did you ever lose me at a shore or anywhere else?
  18. What was the first movie you brought me to a theater to see?
  19. What song did I listen to on repeat when I was super young?
  20. What was the nicest thing I ever said to you?
  21. What was my favorite stuffed animal?
  22. What years of my life did you dread the most?
  23. What years of my life were we the most close?
  24. What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear my name?
  25. What is the worst part about being a mother? What’s the best part?
  26. What was my favorite flavor of baby food?
  27. In your opinion, what is my worst habit?
  28. Which television character reminds you of me the most?
  29. What song reminds you of me the most?
  30. Did something happen when you were a kid that scared you?
  31. Was I a fast or slow learner in school?
  32. What was the best drawing I ever made for you?
  33. What was I most afraid of as a child?
  34. Overall, do you consider me a good kid?
  35. Are you happy with the way I turned out?