Sue's blog, (at Keep in Touch) my bff, has an interview of her from a fellow blogger and asks for volunteers to be interviewed....I have bravely done so and ask any one else who would like to be interviewed to let me know. You have to answer five questions on your blog and then ask your volunteer five questions....and so on so it continues.
Question #1 What is your favorite childhood memory?
This took a little thinking as I don't really have a lot of childhood memories and unfortunately not too many stand out as favorable....that said....I do fondly remember summer vacations down at Ocean Beach NJ....by Lavalette. My family would rent a beach house, sometimes on the lagoon. My mother's cousins would usually be down too. There might be upwards of ten kids...that's alot to me...we'd go to the board walk and ride the rides at Seaside Park. I remember playing arcade games with my Grandmother, she loved playing the poker games where you rolled the rubber ball to make a poker hand...and yes....gotta love skee ball.
Question #2. What family traditions do you have with your children, and where did they start?
Of course there is the annual cookies and milk left for Santa at Christmas, looking for Easter eggs at Easter and getting whatever you want to eat on your birthday. Nothing too ground shaking. My parents did not instill any particular ethnic traditions with us...I'm Irish and German...Lief is Irish German and Swedish.
I do try to make Corned Beef on Saint Pat's day but I can't make Irish soda bread.
We are trying to make a regular game night to play with the girls during the week.
So far every night is game night but I know that won't continue when the girls are older and have more of their own interests.
Question #3. What is your most romantic memory?
I thought maybe it would be our first anniversary. I planned a night of firsts...we went for drinks where we had our first date, we had dinner at the restaurant where we had our first Valentines and then stayed overnight at the hotel where we spent our wedding night...all the while being driven around in a limosine....pretty romantic right....but the MOST romantic memory for me was Lief and my first kiss.
We were on a blind date (actually I made sure I saw his picture first). We met at Charlie Browns for drinks...we talked for hours at the bar...almost forgot to eat dinner...when we left...he gave me the sweetest, most gentle kiss in the parking lot.
Still love the memory of that kiss.
Question #4. What makes you happiest, right now? Seeing my girls accomplish things, being successful in their own right. I guess its more being proud of my girls but when I see Sabrina dancing at a recital or taking a swimming lesson and she can do things better and better, I can't help but smile. When Kelly reaches for the Dora doll in the bathtub because I asked her for it, I cheer. Her genuine unaffected smile is the most wonderful thing in the world and makes my heart soar.
Question #5 Imagine yourself in the future, looking back over your life. What do you hope you will be able to say about your life that will make you feel like you've succeeded?
I would feel successful if I raise loving, empathetic daughters who truly care about each other and the world. I do not feel I was ever taught empathy and I'm not sure how to teach my girls. I feel that without it the world will never be a better place. Also, I would feel successful knowing I have made real true friends. I have a few that I can truely count on and I hope they know they can count on me.
OK...there is the quick peek into my life..
Anyone up to five questions.....let me know.