Guest Blogger: My Lovely Daughter

by Marinka on March 26, 2009

For the finale of family guest bloggers, I interviewed my 10 year old daughter. In the middle of the interview, I realized that I am no Katie Couric and switched to the Proust interview that Vanity Fair uses in every issue on their last page.

Here she is!

M: How would you describe me as a mom?

D: Questioner. You always ask a lot of questions.

What’s my best quality?

Your jokes.

What’s my worst quality?

D: Your questions.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

WHAT? That doesn’t make any sense.

Well, what makes you happy?

Spending time with little Nicki.

What is your greatest fear?

That I end up fighting in World War Three. I can’t think of anything else, so just put that there.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What does that mean?

That you don’t like in yourself?

That when I was eight years old, I still liked to pick my nose.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What does “deplore” mean?


Oh. (giggle) Ok, so um, MOMMY! Let me think. MOMMY STOP THAT STOP TYPING WHILE I’m THINKING.

That they’re allowed to do other things that I’m not. Like staying home by themselves, wearing make up, blah blah blah

What is your greatest extravagance?

What’s that?


What’s luxury?

Something that you don’t need, but enjoy.

My kitten.

What is your current state of mind?

I’m happy. And I’m tired of cleaning my room.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

What’s a virtue?

A good thing.

Oh. American Idol.

On what occassion do you lie?

When I feel like it. Especially if I’m dealing with old people.

Why do you lie to old people?

Louise (Alzheimer great aunt) doesn’t know that her daughter is dead. I don’t want to tell her, she’ll start creeping out.

What living person do you most admire?


Are you just saying that because I’m asking you?

No. I’ve many people at the top of my list.

Like who?

My family, especially dedulya [Marinka’s papa]. Because he’s fun and he buys a lot of cool stuff, like a monkey bar.

What is the quality that you like most in a boy? depends. If you deal with my dad, how he can be silly.

What about boys your own age? (throwing holy water on daughter)

Some of their jokes can actually make me laugh sometimes.

What quality do you like most in a girl?

Pretty, and funny and nice.

What words or phrases do you most overuse?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My kitten. So far.

When do you think you’ll get married.


How many times do you think you’ll be married?

What kind of a question is that?!

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