Are you smarter than a 6-year-old?

Taking inspiration from Berit’s post, I want to ask you four of the questions she asked her son, plus one question of my own (I added #3). The answers below are mine. For Cole’s answers, you’ll have to read Berit’s post. Berit, care to share any more of Cole’s school questions?

1) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
Australia, especially Ayers Rock and Sydney Harbor.

2) If you could be anybody else for a day, who would you be?
The person who gets to test flavors at an ice cream company.

3) What job would you least like to have?
Cleaning up road kill.

4) What else do you like to read besides books?
a) My friends’ blogs. No, seriously. I was going to say cereal boxes (to indicate that my love of reading is so intense that I will read just about anything), but blogs are more interesting, especially the ones written by my friends. It’s such a great new way of getting to know people you see maybe once a week. I have gotten to know Berit more through our blogs than anywhere else. b) News. c) Articles and essays on writing and editing, on words and how to use them well. d) Personal-finance stuff. I like to find ways to teach people how to make the most of their “treasures on earth.” e) The Bible. It’s the best source of inspiration, information, encouragement, training, correction and Truth you could ever ask for.

5) Do you think you’re smart?
I’m smart enough to know that’s a loaded question.

Now it’s your turn …

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  • Friday, February 29, 2008 at 9:47 am

    well, i’ll be the first to answer that no, i’m not usually smarter than my 6 yr old- but i’m still a little wiser. but i will play along:
    1. i’d go back to paris. i loved paris and was only there 3 days, but it was magnificent. london was lovely as well, but paris just flat out rocked.
    2. i think i would be vanessa paradis- mr. depp’s paramour.
    3. i would hate to work in an animal shelter where they put animals to sleep. it would break my heart.
    4. i read blogs- b/c as suzy points out, its the way i find out about people that i can’t interact with daily. i read magazines (newsweek/EW weekly), the Bible, websites, soup labels, just about anything with print. and to paraphrase my delightful son- i read street signs.

    who’s next?

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