In the meantime.... Janeen at Chachaneen sent me five interview questions.
What habit do you need to break?
Well, I admit to having a few habits (American Idol, The Bachelor, sleeping pills) but in all honesty, I don't really plan on breaking them any time soon. A few habits never hurt a gal... but then again, when I'm involved in a project, I tend to spread out all over the house... first the craft room, then the laundry area, kitchen island, dining room table and finally coffee table. Something like Loopy's party prep can take over the entire house for the better part of a week. This means Veto has the patience of a saint, but you must have gathered that already.
What do you see as your greatest achievement?
I believe that beyond the academic awards, scholarships and bursaries that litter my past life and really haven't gotten me anywhere... my greatest achievement is Miss Loopy herself.
You see, when she was born so terribly prematurely she wasn't expected to make it. I think The Fan and I willed her to pull through and then we were blindsided when the doctors told us that if she made it, she wouldn't ever sit up or walk or talk! We just simply wouldn't take that for an answer. We tied Baby Loopy into her high chair with The Fan's fancy scarves and eventually she was sitting up on her own. We used straight-up bribery to entice her to sit up, to roll over and eventually to pull herself to standing... we put her snacks and toys out of her reach, it was that simple... and sinister!
Eventually, we moved her food and toys across the room and our crooked little beauty started walking, albeit wobbly. The Fan took her faithfully and regularly to physical therapy and occupational therapy while I was at school. We all worked on her exercises at home. Although everything was a challenge for Loopy, she eventually caught up for the most part physically although you can still see classic cerebral palsy movements in her when she is tired or stressed out.
For the most part, Loopy is a delightful, well-adjusted normal kid. She can't keep up physically to lots of activities and her Asperger's just multiplies feelings of confusion, feeling overwhelmed easily and social interactions in new situations, but we continue to work on these challenges and Loopy... my hero... is blossoming.
If a movie were to be made about your life, who would you want to play you?
Easy! Jenny McCarthy, not because she was a Playboy Playmate... but because she is a Mother Warrior who I admire very much. Let me just slip this in: back in the day I was told more than once that we resembled each other. I just had to slip that in.
Describe your perfect day:
Sleep in. Snuggle with Veto. Eggs Benedict and fresh orange juice. Some outdoor time because it's beautiful out: not too hot and not too cold with a light breeze. Maybe strawberry or raspberry picking. Time to read a good book and have one of those fancy coffee beverages Veto treats me to on the weekends. A spa experience and then a little shopping time. Of course I find a really, really good deal and while in the mall, someone mentions to me that I bear an uncanny resemblance to Jenny McCarthy. After a light supper shared with the whole family in the backyard a quick dip into the pool and after drying off I would dominate a game of Rock Band. Finally it's time to pit in on the sofa with Veto. Buddy Budderson is strumming his guitar and I start to doze off...
Describe your favourite toy from childhood:
Check out my post here for the answer.
These are the rules for this meme: Want to be interviewed by me? Here are the instructions:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me" with your email address as to where I can send your questions.
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions and let me know when you have posted it, so I can link to it.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.