Mom: Thanks for meeting me for this
interview, Alena. I'm glad you could finally pencil me into your calender.
Alena: Oh, you're welcome. Just make it fast please. I've got
people to see, and things to do...
Mom: Yes, yes,
surely. So, tell me. Who are your three most favorite people in the world.
Alena: (long pause....) My mom. My dad. (another long pause...)
Mom: Oh, very good. It is a very good
thing for people to like themselves. Now tell me, what is your most favorite
thing to do?
Alena: I have lots of favorite things.
Mom: Ok, well if you had to pick ONE thing....what would
Alena: (shrugging shoulders in a bothered manner) I like
hanging out with my friends.
Mom: Great! Friends are
lucky to have you to hang with! Now, if you could go anywhere in the world,
where would it be and why?
Alena: (without hesitation) Paris!!
Mom: Paris? Why??
Alena: It has lots
of cool things to do there, like shopping.
wasn't even aware you knew about Paris. Interesting. So, what would you like for
Alena: (A very, very long pause.) I don't know. I
guess a Nintendo DS.
Mom: What is you favorite color and number.
Alena: Oh, I think Pink, and 16.
What do you like most about school?
Alena: Math is my favorite
subject, but I like having lunch the most.
do you plan to do when you grow up?
Alena: I am going to be two
things. First, a singer. And second, a veterinarian.
singing vet...that would be cool! What do you like most about being in a family
with so many kids?
Alena: I don't know.
Mom: What is the worst thing about that?
the yelling, and never any quiet.
Mom: Well, thank
you Alena for meeting with me tonight. As an ending question, tell me what you
would like people to know about you.
Alena: Um....that I am nice.
Well, there you go. That is my Alena.