After one day of the True Stories class I am absolutely loving it. :)
Yesterday one of the prompts was
"What questions do others ask you?"
After thinking on this I came up with quite a few questions. I've decided to share a few that I get often.
Q: Is Jerrie short for something?
A: Nope. My mother is a very practical person. She always says that she named her kids what she was going to call them. Therefore, Jerrie is Jerrie, John is just John, Alex is Alex (DeAnne doesn't seem to fit in this pattern). Mom wasn't big into nicknames (no Johnny) however we've all had a few given by cousins, friends...
Q: What do you do (as in a job)?
A: Huh. I do plenty. Cemetery secretary (say that ten times fast), I work at a shoe store a day or so a week, substitute teacher occasionally, publicity/publications at the museum, mom...
Q: Where did you come up with Archer's name?
A: Long story short from my mother-in-law. She was watching BBC and someone with the name Archer was a character. She told me the story about trying to switch Troy's name to Archer in high school and him having nothing to do with it. The name stuck and when we found out a baby was on the way the only boy name we had was Archer.
Q: Where does Archer get his curls?
A: Me. Although Troy has some wave in his hair (when he has hair) the curly curls are all me.
Q: How many kids do you have?
Q: Are you going to have more?
A: Why did you have more than one?
Q: Don't you think Archer needs a sibling?
A: no. Ask him - he'll tell you NO!
*As you may have guessed this line of questioning drives me batty! Seems kinda personal doesn't it?
Sometimes I go into a whole spiel about how he has several families that consider him not only a friend but a brother, that he seamlessly blends into other families, that he comes home from friend's houses thanking us for not having more kids but that he truly loves his brothers and sisters he claims not by blood but by choice...sometimes I'll be short and think people are rude...
Q: Do you own stock in Starbucks?
A: I wish. I should.
The question and answer prompt was huge for me. More posts may be coming from this one.
Finally, do you have a question you'd like to ask me? Leave it in the comments section...