Friday, November 13, 2009

I Need Friends Friday: Bertha, age 6

It's that time of the week:

(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 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?

SME: No.

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?

Bertha: One.

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?

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.

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!


Rebecca Irvine said...

I wish my hair looked that good in real life! Maybe if I change continents or buy some Edward Cullen hair...

Annette Lyon said...

Bertha's right--your spine DOES feel like it's gonna fall out on roller coasters . . . she's one smart (butterscotch chip) cookie.

And yes--Edward is spooky.

Marlowe said...

I love Bertha! She's hilarious!

A.M. Turley said...

We are excited to have Bertha close by. We'll have to have our girls play someday.

Aubrey said...

Bertha is just as funny on paper as she is in person. Tell her I said hello. :)

Big Toe Mom said...

snickering!!! Bertha is a Blast!

ahe sure reminds me of somebody....

Jewel said...

Awww...I miss Bertha. Give her a hug for me--and tell her if she wants to "borrow our baby" on the way to where you're moving, it's totally allowed. :)

Swicks said...

every answer in my mind was replayed *exactly* the way that she would have said it. love her.


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