Cherish Your Cherubs: Interview

Well it’s Monday again (already?) and it’s time for the latest installment of the Cherish Your Cherubs Project. I must say I faced this week’s exercise with a fair amount of trepidation.  Interviewing my eldest Cherub is not an easy task. Give me Lady Gaga or Mariah Carey or some other high maintenance celeb any day!!

The Wilful One is hard to interview for a number of reasons.  Firstly, the whole process had to be low key as any hint of being involved in a serious activity sends my normally level-headed preschooler completely troppo. The sheer excitement at the prospect of being involved in something that vaguely resembles a grown-up activity really is too much for him. 

Secondly, it’s very hard to get a straight answer out of this child at the best of times. Every response is thoroughly considered. If options are given, he will create alternative options.  Even determining what he wants on toast for breakfast is a long winded process full of pros and cons, usually ending in several rounds of toast with a rainbow of toppings. Or if I’m not feeling charitable, he’ll get vegemite. And is usually just as happy *sigh*

Sooo…. here is the “interview” that was carried out under the guise of a casual breakfast conversation over the rainbow toast that was this morning’s offering.

We had a big weekend, how are you feeling?

Fine. I had a big sleep, you know.

What did you like most about Kai’s birthday party on Saturday?

Playing the Wii games.  Oh, and the shark cake. {The “Wii games” were actually arcade games – the party was at Timezone. And it turns out Kai’s mum is a cake decorator who made an awesome Great White cake which was obviously a big hit with my shark loving son}

Do you think Daddy had a good Father’s Day?


What do you love best about Daddy?

Giving him cuddles & when he rockets me into bed. {The fastest way to get the dawdling preschooler into the top bunk}

It was great to see your cousins yesterday. What was the best bit about that?

Playing hungry frogs with Angus. {Wish I’d caught a snap of this – it was a very serious business & super cute. Hungry frogs is a version of Hungry Hippos – not sure if hungry frogs is the actual name though!}

What was your favourite part of  yesterday?

Playing pool with Grandy. I love Grandy.

What’s your favourite game to play?

My Leapster, the Wii and doing Reading Eggs. Oh and your iPhone and iPad. {Shall we just say technology?}

What’s your favourite food?

Cupcakes and bananas with peanut butter. Can I have one of those Father’s Day star cookies? {I do love this recipe from Donna Hay}

Suffice to say, things deteriorated rather rapidly after the breakfast time cookie request and the interview was promptly ended.

For the sake of equality, I did try to interview Bam Bam as well. This is as far as I got:

What’s your favourite thing to eat?


What’s your favourite thing to play?


What’s your favourite thing to do?


Rightio then…

I really am having lots of fun cherishing my cherubs with Naomi from Seven Cherubs ( Pop over & see if anyone had more success than I did with the whole interviewing  gig!


Whiskers on Kittens…

It should come as no surprise to those who know me (even just a teeny bit) that the following things share something in common:

  • A sleep in
  • Time spent with girl friends
  • Shopping
  • Handbags
  • Coffee & cake
  • Chocolate
  • Girly movies

They are of course a few of my most favourite things. Better still, this day has had a little bit of all of them.

It’s been a very good day.


What are a few of your favourite things?



Image from We Heart It