Friday, May 20, 2005

Five Minutes of Fame

I feel like a celebrity being interviewed by a famous writer, Secret Agent Josephine! Here are her interview questions.

1. How did you pick the names of your children?
Hmmm, should I reveal the true identities of my children? I was going to keep their names anonymous, but then realized that if anyone saw their picture in my post a few months ago, the actual picture includes their names. I always loved the name, Sophie. I thought it was original, a little elegant, and just different than the standard Jennifer, Heather, or Ashley (no offense to anyone with those names). Of course, once I had her, the nurse told me there were four other babies with the same name. We chose her middle name, Bea, because my grandmother's middle name was Beatrice, and my husband's aunt (his father's oldest sister) is named Bea.

We chose Quinn, because it was a name we considered before Sophie was born when we didn't know whether she was a boy or a girl. We had considered Samuel Quinn. Sam kind of fell off the list when I discovered that it's the most popular dog name out there (again, no offense to anyone named Sam). We still liked Quinn, and it helped add a little Irishness to our Hispanic last name. Anthony is my husband's middle name, so that was an easy one.

2. Who's a better driver, you or your husband?
Definitely me. He's tooooo slow. He just drives too cautiously, which can be dangerous out here on the freeways of Southern California. He thinks it's funny that he can putter along, and I can dart in and out of traffic, and we'll still arrive at our destination within seconds of each other. Although, I'm always first! He does admit that I'm a better driver. I've never been in an accident that was my fault. I'm just not good at backing out of garages!

3. Do you have a favorite time of day?
The time right before I get ready for bed, when I go through the house turning off lights and making sure the doors are locked. The house is quiet and dark. I peek into Boogie's room and watch her sleep, usually crossways or upside down in her bed; her little mouth open. She just looks so peaceful. I give her a soft kiss on the cheek, and cover her up with her blanket. Then I head to Dak's room, and watch him sleep in the standard baby position, legs curled like a little frog, arms bent at a 90-degree angle with his fists turned up. By the time I crawl in bed, it's pretty peaceful. I read in silence for a few minutes before turning out the light and falling asleep.

4. What would you do if you found out you were pregnant with triplets.
Freak out! Since I think it's hard enough with the two I have, I don't know what I'd do. I'd definitely have to quit work. Who can afford five kids in day care? Of course, who can afford five kids with one income? I'm all stressed out now! Please don't speak of this again.

5. Cat hair sandwich or dog slobber soup?
Wow, what a dilemma. They both sound so good. I'd have to say a cat hair sandwich. I'm all about textures when I eat, and I think the dog slobber soup would be too slimy and thick for me. At least the cat hair sandwich would be kind of crunchy!

Anyone else want in on this? Not the cat hair sandwich, but the interview game?

The Official Interview Game Rules:
1. If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying "interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions - each person's will be different.
3. You will update your journal/blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.