The day we interviewed our kids… uncut
Today, me and Chaim are celebrating our 14th anniversary! We are all living through some crazy times (that needs a post of its own), and as we are all social distancing together and are cooped up at home, I thought it would be fun to include the whole family in an interactive post.
Chaim and I interviewed our kids (mostly about us) and here is what they said, all answers are unfiltered and unedited.
We were able to talk to Shosh and ask her a few of the questions as well!
Question: Chaya, how do you know that Mommy and Aba love each other very much?
Answer: Because like, you always, show it, like, when you’re like upset or something, and mommy still loves you, even when she asks you to calm down and you don’t.
Question: What thing is most fun about mommy and what’s most fun about Aba?
Answer: Menny, Funnest about mommy, is buying us stuff and supporting us and Aba plays basketball, football and catch, sometimes.
Shoshana, for mom dancing and for Aba his laugh
Question: What is something you love that mommy and Aba do together?
Answer: Zeesy: They play with me.
Shoshana, Argue 😉
Question: Chana Laya, who do you like giving you a buddy (Yiddish for bath) Aba or Mommy?
Answer: Aba. (which is ridiculous, as she only lets me bathe her, go figure
Question: Menny, what does love mean to you?
Answer: it means happiness and joyful
Question: What do you wish Mommy and Aba on their 14th wedding anniversary?
Zeesy: They should have a good new year with us.
Chaya: They should be able to express themselves more than ever and recognize how amazing each other are.
Menny: love gratefulness and appreciating.
Shoshana: health and wealth and the romance shouldn’t die
Question: What’s something you wished Mommy and Aba did better?
Answer: Chaya, Like, don’t jump to conclusions, one of you may get mad at the other and it’s just a misunderstanding. Sometimes they are just trying to help but you don’t realize it.
Shoshana: for mom to be easier on herself, and for Aba to be less catastrophizing.
Question: Is there a lesson you learned from Mommy and Aba that you’ll always take with you through life?
Answer: Chaya, Always be positive no matter the situation, when there’s a problem, always see the positive, Tracht Gut Vet Zain gut (think good and it will be good) attitude.
Shoshana: from mom how to be empathetic and how to cook gluten free kugel, and from Aba the beauties of Judaism.
Question: Zeesy, what is something special we do together as a family?
Answer: Being together for dinner and saying what we are grateful for.
Question: Kiddos, what’s your favorite thing on Mommy and Aba’s wedding video?
Zeesy: Mommy and Aba and a lot of people eating.
Chaya: Seeing Bracha, my aunt, as such a little girl, and all the yummy food.
Menny: Seeing the men dancing, singing and seeing all the different cousins.
Question: Mommy and Aba got married in San Antonio, what do you love most about San Antonio?
Menny: seeing our cousins.
Chaya: seeing Bubby and Zaidy and all the family…
Zeesy: Seeing our cousins and Bubby and Zaidy and our aunts.
Question: What was your best family trip?
Menny: New York!
Chaya: Each are very unique in different ways. It depends on what you’re talking about…which was most adventurous, which was most family time, which was most interesting…it depends.
Zeesy: The trip we are on right now.
Question: Shoshana, your oldest sibling is 15, but mommy and Aba are only married 14 years, how’s that possible?
Menny: That’s too hard for me.
Chaya? That’s a dumb question, because Shoshana was adopted at age 12 which means that she was born before Mommy and Aba got married and so it all makes sense. Duh, I don’t get why that’s a question.
Question: When mommy and Aba argue, how does that make you feel?
Chaya: I get mixed feelings. Because I know that it will probably be sorted out but also it makes me annoyed when you’re arguing when you have so much.
Menny: sad and upset and sometimes even mixed up feelings and kind of forgetful.
Question: How does mommy behave in the morning?
Chaya: It depends on the day. Grumpy kinda.
Menny: sometimes happy, sometimes sad and sometimes mad.
Question: How’s Aba when things don’t go his way?
Menny: not so good.
Chaya: Upset, but when mommy talks to him, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but when it does, he realizes and changes.
Question: How does it make you feel that Mommy and Aba adopted you?
Chaya: Lucky and then mixed up but I’m not sure why.
Question: What’s the best dish that Mommy cooks and the best one Aba makes?
Menny: Aba – stir fry, Mommy – sushi bowls.
Chaya: Mommy – meatballs and spaghetti, Aba – fried Schnitzel.
Zeesy: Soup and hot dogs.
Question: When you think of mommy and Aba what word comes to mind:
Chaya: Mommy – supercalifrotgastrdoicous (supportive). Aba – Sushi
Menny: Mommy –Beautiful. Aba – fun.
Zeesy: Mommy – hug and love, Aba – books.
Shoshana: Mom – tulips, Aba – sushi
There you have it, from the mouth of babes ✌️