I have said it many times, and more than likely, I will say it again. I will probably say it at least once or twice before I finish writing.
I know you better than you know yourself – like the back of my hand. I know what you’re going to do before you do it. I know you like a book and I’ve read all the pages.
While this may all be true, I’m realizing there are many things I do not know about my daughter. Of course, I know her favorite color and I know just as much as she does about what she wants to be when she grows up. But what about the other stuff? The stuff she would never openly disclose unless I ask, or probe. So what better way to find out more than to have a brief Q and A session.
Jae Mac: What’s your favorite color?
I thought I would start with a simple one. It’s Pink – everyone who knows her knows that.
Summer: Pink (all shades), but I’m trying to change my color scheme to blue this year. I wear too much pink.
J: What’s the funniest gift you have given?
S: Goldfish Crackers. I gave them to my friend for her birthday. They’re her favorite food. She said it was the best gift she ever received (she later rephrased it as one of the best gifts so she wouldn’t hurt any one’s feelings.) Her parents gave her Goldfish Crackers this year.
J: What do you think about when there is nothing you have to think about?
S: I think about what I’m going to do the next day. What I did today, every little thing. What I ate for lunch. Who said what. Who got in a fight. I just replay my entire day.
J: What’s your favorite thing about summer?
S: There is no school. I hate hearing the teacher’s mouth, “Did you turn this in? Your school work next year is going to be harder. You gotta step it up!”
J: If you could have a conversation with someone from history who would it be?
S: Madame C.J. Walker. I would ask her how would I get my natural hair back to kinky again, and for hair products for future use.
J: What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard a child say?
S: Bad words. The B-word. The D-word. The A-word and the H-word when complaining about how mean and unfair the teachers are and about how much homework they give.
J: What do you miss from your childhood?
S: (I miss) the freedom of not having to go to school. It’s been down hill since the 2nd Grade.
J: What would be the very first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
S: I would go to the Mall of America for a shopping spree. (I knew that.)
J: If you could be a professional athlete what sport would you play?
S: I would play basketball for the Chicago Bulls. Center. (She’s 4’11)
J: When was the last time you were lost?
S: About 3 days ago when we went shopping. I couldn’t find you.
J: What slang word or phrase do you love to use?
S: Swagtastic. It means you have great style. You’ve got it going on. You’re on top!
J: What makes you feel old?
S: When kids next door who are much younger than me (sometimes preschool) ask me to play.
J: What would you buy from a thrift store?
S: Eeeew! If I had to choose, I guess shoes. I wouldn’t wear them though. They would have to be collectibles like Jordans; something that was like the last pair. If I absolutely had to, I wouldn’t care, but I would pick the absolute best fashions I could find and do my best to swag them out. Swagtastic!
J: Who do you admire as a leader?
S: Barack Obama. He is a very powerful speaker. He touches me, inspires me and makes me want to do my absolute best.
J: What music are you embarrassed that you like listening to?
S: Krunk. My friends would say, “Oh my God are you serious? Why are they yelling and moving like that? They’re going to get hurt!”
J: When have you seen Karma at work in your life?
S: I haven’t, but I will probably jinx myself by saying that. It will probably happen tomorrow.
J: If you were to write a book what would it be about?
S: The mean kids in school and why they act that way.
J: If you could have lunch with anyone living who would it be.
She will pick me or her dad.
S: Mindless Behavior because they’re my age and I can relate to them. Russell Westbrook my favorite basketball player (OKC Thunder). I love his style. He is the definition of Swagtastic.
J: If you were a police officer for one day what would you do with the authority?
S: I would help people – homeless people get off the streets. They can come live with me. I will give drug dealers fruits and vegetable to sell.
J: What do you have that is of great value to you but of no value to anyone else?
S: My Pink Reebok Kool-Aid shoes.
J: When was the last time you really laughed?
S: Today during this interview.
J: I’m just sayin’ …(Damn!)