May 23, 2011

Interviewing in Character: Krista Interviews Abby

Mom and I wanted to do something fun for a Monday, so we decided to have Krista interview Abby as part of a sixth grade English assignment. In Depression Cookies, Krista is the 13 year old daughter and Abby the mother.

Krista: Why did you have three children? I don't remember asking for a brother or a sister.

Abby: And I don't remember needing your approval either.

Krista: Fine. I'm supposed to ask you your favorite memory as a teenager. Do you even remember being a teenager?

Abby: Certainly! Probably playing slap, kiss and hug with your father.

Krista dry-heaves and then continues: That's SO gross. How did you know Dad was the one?

Abby: I didn't at first. We didn't run in the same crowd. But he was cute!

Krista: Enough. When you were my age, what did you want to be? And my teacher is going to want me to ask, Why?

Abby: I wanted to be a teacher. They seemed to have all the answers and my parents seemed to be struggling with all the questions.

Krista: Aha! So you admit parents don't know everything!

Abby: I admit some parents are so steeped in their own problems they can't see the larger picture.

Krista: Um, okay, whatever that means. Last question, because I forgot my paper and can't remember any more, did I mention I need 2 dozen cookies by tomorrow?

Abby: No, but what's new?

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Agatha Christie


Anonymous said...

Ha! I love this exchange. Mom: I admit some parents are so steeped in their own problems they can't see the larger picture.Krista: Um, okay, whatever that means.

What a great, fun idea and a way to get readers like me interested in the book.

Tia Bach said...

Thanks so much, Liz. There's something to learn from both sides which is what intrigued us about writing a book with these two points of view so clearly defined.

We are currently writing the sequel where Krista is 18 and leaving for college. So much material!! I so appreciate you reading and enjoying the blog as I am yours.

Dana & Keith Newbrough said...

haha - this is hysterical! I love this! :)

Tia Bach said...

Dana, can't you just hear Jackie in Krista? :-)