(Every Friday I interview a different person and share that interview with you. Perhaps they will be a fellow-author. Perhaps one of my neighbors. Maybe the bagger at the grocery store. A member of my family. A follower of this blog. Maybe it will be you! Hey, it could happen.)
Today's friend is my very own 6-year-old daughter. As you probably know, anyone under 16 is given a code name here at www.sarahmeden.com as a precaution. We are calling today's guest Bertha.
SME: Welcome, Bertha.
Bertha: My name isn't Bertha.
SME: That's what I'm calling you for this interview.
Bertha: But that isn't my name.
SME: Can you just sort of pretend?
Bertha: I guess.
SME: Are you excited about being interviewed?
Bertha: Yes. This is my first time.
SME: What do you think I'll ask you?
Bertha: You aren't going to ask me anything secret are you?
Bertha: Umm... I think you'll ask me "Do you like toys?" or "Do you like pie?
SME: Do you like pie?
Bertha: Yes. Certain kinds. Apple pie and pumpkin.
SME: Which would you pick if you had to choose between them?
Bertha: Ooh. I know that one. Pumpkin.
SME: Why is that?
Bertha: Because... hmm... because it's... sweeter?
SME: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Bertha: Ooh. That's easy. A person who teaches art. That's it. Except for making roller coasters.
SME: Wait. Making roller coaster? You want to build roller coasters?
Bertha: I want to decide how they go.
SME: How many roller coasters have you been on?
SME: Was it fun?
Bertha: Yes. I thought my spine was gonna fall out.
SME: And that was fun?
Bertha: Yeah. But it didn't really fall out. It was just like it felt like it did.
SME: Then, no big deal.
Bertha: Yeah. Unless you're not very brave. Like you weren't.
SME: Thanks. What is your favorite kind of cookie?
Bertha: Ooh. That's eeeaaaasssyyyy. I like butterscotch chip cookies.
SME: Yum. What's your favorite continent?
Bertha: Continent? What's a continent?
SME: It's big, huge thing of land that countries are on.
Bertha: Which one do we live on now?
SME: North America.
Bertha: And where is the place we're moving to? What comtiment?
SME: North America.
Bertha: North America. That's probably everybody's favorite?
SME: Why do you think that?
Bertha: Because I live there.
SME: Very good reason. Do you know who this is?
Bertha: He's that vampire person that everyone is in love with.
SME: Do you think he's handsome?
Bertha: *shakes head "no"* He's spooky.
SME: Should I interview him for INFF?
Bertha: As long as he had some blood already.
SME: Good point. Should I wear my "Edward Cullen" hair when I interview him?
Bertha: *giggles and nods*
SME: What do you think he'll say?
Bertha: He'll say you are crazy.
SME: Probably. Now on to the part of the interview when I draw a picture of my new friend. You.
*Drawing. Drawing. Drawing.*
SME: What do you think?
Bertha: I'm sooo cute! But you wrote my name wrong.
SME: Code name, remember?
Bertha: Oh, yeah.
SME: So, can you give me 5 reasons why this is the best blog interview you've ever done?
Bertha: 1. I gave good answers
2. The questions weren't very complicated
3. 'Cause Mommy is a very good host
4. I liked it
5. They were really good questions.
SME: *cue exit music* Well, this has been "I Need Friends" Friday. Come back next week when I will make another friend!!
If you'd like to be interviewed for "I Need Friends" Friday, shoot me off an email: friends at sarahmeden dot com!
I am looking for anyone and everyone, whether or not you think you are interesting. You'll get a fantastic stick figure portrait of yourself, a little promotion (if you're looking for that sort of thing) and the opportunity to tell your friends and family that you've been interviewed by SME, er... by ME!