Friday, December 17, 2010

I Need Frinds Friday: an Adorable Little Boy

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.

I do not know the actual name of today's INFF guest. Let me explain:

So there I was standing in line at a large discount department store along with many, many other people (see despite this being the Holiday Season, this particular store had only 3, count 'em THREE, checkout lanes open). Right behind me was the most adorable little boy, probably three years old, inside one of those shopping cards all rigged out to look like a car. So we got to talking and I realized he would make a great INFF guest. I never asked his name (and his mom said I could put our conversation on my website, especially since he would be entirely anonymous).
Here goes!
SME: The store is very busy today.

Adorable Little Boy: *honks the horn inside his cart-car*

SME: Do you like driving your car when you're here?

ALB: *nods* I get to pick where we go.

SME: Because you're steering the car?

ALB: Mm-hmm.

SME: And where did you go in the store today?

ALB: *scrunches up face like he's really trying to remember* By the food. And the soap. And... um... other places. I don't remember.

SME: Did you go by the toys?

ALB: *shakes head* Mom said no.

SME: Oh. Well, maybe another time.
Are you excited about Christmas?

ALB: *suddenly becomes extremely animated* Oh yeah! I love Christmas. There's Santa and presents and candy. *glances up at his mom, then back at me* And Jesus, too.

SME: *manages to maintain a serious expression* Jesus is a very important part of Christmas.

ALB: *looks very serious, too* Mm-hmm. *then, looks a little mischievous* *whispers* And the presents.

SME: Do you think you'll get presents this year?

ALB: *nods emphatically* Mm-hmm.

SME: How do you know?

ALB: *gives me a look like I'm a complete idiot* 'Cause Santa never forgets anybody.

SME: Santa is very smart.

ALB: And really old.

SME: Yes. That's what I've heard.

ALB: *becomes instantly and entirely engrossed in "driving" his car*

SME: You're pretty good at that. Who taught you to drive?

ALB: *shrugs* No one.

SME: You just figured it out on your own?

ALB: *nods*

SME: Did you learn by watching your parents?

ALB: Mm-hmm. They drive all the time.

SME: So you had some pretty good teachers.

ALB: *doesn't answer, but keeps "driving"*

a minute or so passes, the line doesn't move, ALB keeps driving

ALB: *suddenly honks his horn and declares at the top of his voice, while pretty much glaring at the line of people in front of us* Are you kidding me? Where'd you... everybody... learn to drive? *honks horn again*

SME: *barely holds back a laugh, recognizing a child mimicking something he's seen before*

ALB: *grins up at me*

SME: Is that an important part of driving?

ALB: Mm-hmm.

SME: Who taught you that part?

ALB: My mommy.

*ALB's Mommy looks both embarrassed and like she's about to laugh*

SME: Do the cars usually get out of the way when she does that?

ALB: Nope.

SME: Then why do you think she does that?

ALB: *resurrects his "I'm thinking really, really hard" look* It must be one of the rules.

SME: *nods* It must be.

*I drew him a stick figure picture of himself, but he wanted to keep it, and my iPhone's batteries were dead, so I couldn't take a picture of it. It was fabulous--just take my word for it*

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!

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Kimberly said...

And Jesus too. Hee hee...adorable indeed!

My word verification word is: uncoink. I have no idea why but this has sent me into a fit of the giggles.

Angie said...

Ah, so adorable. Little boys are the best!

Shantel said...

Your Dad is a hootie hoot hoot!!! I still have guilt about Joel flat out lying to him one day. Yes - we DID decorate Pres. Turleys yard. But I think he knew that -

Shantel said...

Also you can interview Joel if you ever want to. He is funny.

Jennifer said...

My favorite one yet!

All these Halls said...


I think you should interview your daughter because she would have some classic lines.


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