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Interview with a Six Year Old Comic - The Racing Legend

Updated on January 30, 2012

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Spitting Boy - NOT his first choice from what I hear!
Spitting Boy - NOT his first choice from what I hear! | Source

Another Interview

Yes, I am at it again. My initial interview was such a success that I have ventured into unknown territory. I have interview a 6 year old little boy named Ted. Of course Ted’s family came along for the interview because, well, to be honest I don’t know anything about little boys and I was nervous to be by myself. I mean, what would I have done if he started picking his nose and eating it? Was I supposed to bop him on the nose and scold him or was I supposed to offer him something to wash it down with? Anyways, his mother suggested I caught him during a time that he couldn’t easily get away. So his mother packed Ted and his sisters into the family van and drove to Ohio to pick me up. We then ventured on a 12 hour ride to North Carolina, during which Ted was buckled into his seat and I could interview at leisure. Ted’s two sisters, ages 11 and 14 looked like they were going to enjoy this. They knew Ted couldn’t get away. After some pleasantries with Ted’s mother I dove right into the interview, notepad in hand.

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I love my grandma | Source

Barf in the Shower?

Ardie: Would you rather read a book or write a book?

Ted: Neither. Well, I'd like to write a book, I don't know why. (Ted then looked at his mother, eyes squinted, finger pointing) Maybe so I can tell all the crazy things you do - like you do to me on FaceBook. You thought I didn't know. You're not perfect, mom. But it's okay, I love you even when you're bad. It's the behavior I don't like sometimes.

Mom: Think he's heard that before?

Ardie: Mrs C., I’ll ask the questions here. Ted, what do you want to be when you grow up and why?

Ted: A criminal because I want to taste the jail. Well, not a criminal. Maybe a cop. I love police cars, you know that, mom. I love them dearly.

Ardie: Then that brings me to my next question. What is the most trouble you've been in and what did you do?

Ted: Oh, that is easy. I kicked Halley and she hit her head on the tree. (Looking at mom now) Simmer down, that was a long time ago, remember? (Mom shook her head no in shame.) You already grounded me from EVERYTHING. It'll never happen again.

I could tell this kid had a guilty conscience and a lot to say. I had to make sure mom didn’t interfere until after my questioning. So I steered the questions to safer ground.

Ardie: Who is your hero and why?

Ted: Grandma because I barfed in the shower and she cleaned it up so I didn't have to shower in my barf next time.

This answer made me wonder how many times his mother had made him shower in his own vomit. I was starting to feel bad for the poor kid. But just one look at mom’s face and I could tell she was just as shocked by this answer. So I continued on.

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Rapid Fire Questions

Ardie: Would you ever dress up as Hannah Montana for Halloween? If no, would you do it for ten dollars?

Ted: GOSH NO!! For 10 bucks? STILL....NO!

Ardie: Do you have a girlfriend?

Ted: Umm....No. Duh. I'm too young! And I'm not marrying Katie anymore. But let me tell her, it wouldn't be very nice for you to break the news.

Ardie: If you could pick any name in the world for yourself what would you pick?

Ted: Let's see... Snobnose. Sometimes I just have to read stuff that people wrote and I, I, well, I just have to get in everyone's business. It's a ... what do you call that Monk stuff? Obsession. I can't really help it. Really.

The boy was starting to get too comfortable. It’s a bad tendency children fall into. I had to liven up this interview a little so I prepared to take notes on what I lovingly refer to as “rapid fire” questioning. It always gets the kids thinking fast and a little on edge.

Ardie: Are you annoyed with this interview?

Ted: With what we're doing right now? Yes. A lot.

Ardie: Then I’d like to go through a session of rapid fire questions where I throw out a word and you respond with your favorite answer to the word or phrase.

Ted: {{Blank stare as though asking “what’re you waiting for?!”}}

Ardie: Color

Ted: Yellow. It's the color of...umm.... Because the first time I ever saw it, it was the color of ducks.

Ardie: Number

Ted: My lucky number is 17. It's my number in line order and sometimes when I guess that number, I get stuff right.

Ardie: Holiday

Ted: Christmas because that's the day I stop believing in Santa and I get presents. I know he's not real. I just know.

Mom: Perhaps me having him pick out his father's stocking fillers has something to do with that. Oops.

Ardie: Mrs. C., you’re not in trouble here. Please, let me conduct this interview. Toy

Ted: Cars of course. {{To his mom}} Duh! You knew that. Why are you letting her ask such things? {{Shaking his head in disappointment}}

Ardie: Game

Ted: Oh that's eeeaaaasy. Need for Speed Carbon. The cars are fast and the girls who build them are HOT! {{Looking at mom}} You shouldn't dress like them, though. Not that you're not hot, but you're my mom, so you're just.....pretty.

Ardie: School subject

Ted: Maybe Aidenbelle (I later learned this is a girl in his class). I know you wrote that down. Embarrassing. Okay, coloring.

Ardie: Sport

Ted: Easy. Football. You can hurt people who run from you.

Ardie: Food

Ted: I. Don't. Know. Nuts maybe? No, no, no, no. Beef flavored ice cream.

Ardie: Cartoon

Ted: The Simpson's. Maybe a couple bad words, but there's action, and their skin is yellow.

The Simpson's Opening Sequence

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A Much Needed Break

I could tell the poor kid was getting a little sleepy and I asked mom to pull over so I could buy myself a Diet Coke and use the john. We stopped at a rest area along our route and noticed the poor interviewee had fallen fast asleep. Apparently interviews take a lot out of a kid. An hour later we were finally able to get back to the interview.

Ardie: Hello Ted. Ready to begin again? Yes? Ok, then. What is the scariest thing you've ever done?

Ted: I pulled a clown's nose one time . I didn't think it would come off. Wait, maybe when I kicked myself in the ding dong.

Mom: Isn't that impossible son?

Ted: No. Wanna see?

Mom: Most assuredly not.

Ted: Give me a minute, I have more. I climbed up on my dad's Monster Truck and jumped off the side. {{Turning to look at mom.}} Mom, can we just move on to the next subject? I don't like thinking about that stuff. Oh yeah, I dropped one of your glass pans to see if it would break. I thought I was going to be in bad trouble and you were going to hide my Playstation in the kitchen again. You should remember that cuz I sure do. And I'm telling you, you don't need to do that again. Really. But I know where you hide it and when you're gone, Halley goes in her room and doesn't care what I do.

Mom: I'm going have to look into that!

I realized I lost control of the interview and we’d only just started again! I had to get back on track fast so I threw out a doozy to quiet them both for a minute.

Ardie: Do you ever spy on your sister?

Of course both sisters sat straight up to hear the answer to this question.

Ted: ALOT. Once I spied on Ashley in the bathroom from behind the shower curtain because I wanted to see what really goes on in there.

Ardie: Oh, and have you ever spied on your mom?

Ted: Yes. Indeed! I spied on her arguing with my dad. Don't worry mom, that's all.

This last response got me wondering if that was really indeed all he’d spied mom and dad doing. Oh Lord.

Ardie: If you could have any super power what would you pick and why?

Ted: Blinding power, so then maybe I could steal a bunch of donuts and no one would see me.

Ardie: If you could be invisible for a day what would you do and where would you go?

Ted: Wait, then I wouldn't need the blinding power. A new super power… Let me think on that......okay Chinese Karate so I could give anyone who messes with you a bloody nose. If I was invisible, maybe lock Ashley out of the house and then I would go under the deck, cuz I've always wanted to see a rat or snake. And of course steal donuts, but only when they're hot and fresh at Krispy Kreme.

Ardie: If I gave you a hundred dollars right now what would you buy?

Ted: An apartment that I could live in by myself because these guys annoy me. Well not all the time, but sometimes. Definitely.

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"I'm Only Thinking Of You, Mom."

Ardie: Are you a good dancer?

Ted: Nnnnnnnoooooooo.... I dance like a clown. Only French Clowns are bad dancers. When you look at me I look like a French Clown. Those black and white ones that pretend like they're trapped in a box. They are creepy. Just creepy.

Ardie: Do you own a slingshot?

Ted: What do you think? Do I have a sling shot? (His sister pipes up from the back seat – “He would most definitely shoot my eye out”.) Ted {{to his sister}} If I had one, Ashley, I wouldn't shoot anything because what if I didn't want one?

Ardie: Okay Ted, you’ve done fantastic so far. Only a couple more questions and then you can bicker with your sister all you want. Ready then? Do you ever put the same dirty socks back on after a bath/shower?

Ted: Yes. Because I can't find any other socks.

Mom: Do you not put your clean ones away?

Ted: I do, but I just really can't find any most of the time because I don't really put them in the laundry. You see, I take them off only at night and don't usually have time to put them in the laundry under the threat of death from you if I miss my bedtime, so I normally just put them on the floor. Those ants or dogs or maybe those big cricket spiders must use them for their nests and steal them when they need them because I only have a few pairs when I wake up. Besides, then you don't have to do so much laundry. I'm only thinking of you, mom.

I couldn’t help it, my professional cool went right out the window at that. I laughed hysterically for 5 minutes before I could ask the final question of the interview. I wiped the laughter tears from my eyes.

Ardie: Lastly, do you think you're mommy’s favorite?

Ted: Yes. Ashley and Halley are more sweet and I'm more obnoxious. Well, Halley's obnoxious too. So actually Ashley's the only sweet one. So I don't think I am the favorite.

Ardie: I thank all of you so much for your time and I will let you know once I get this interview typed out. And please, let’s enjoy the rest of this ride in silence.

I only received blank stares from everyone. Oh, well. I tried.



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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      I had to edit the title because the little dear just won first place in the Derby Car race at his school :) He raced a police car!! Go Ted!!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Sharyn, isnt he a cutie?! I love when his mom shares stories about him because he BURSTS with personality (and I know JUST where he gets it...the lady who shares his stories - and NOT me). I have to interview an adult? Oy. Maybe I will interview myself hahaha

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Ha ha Ardie, what a little stinker he is. I love your humor in these interviews. Now what adult will you be interviewing next?

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Hi tsmog!!! Im so happy to see you here even though I have neglected those I am following lately. For sure I am realizing who my real, true followers are and I love you all for it :) I love interviewing the kids - they come up with the most creative answers and they are so natural about it because they arent worried how they will sound to others. :) Thank you for reading!I think I have 13 days left...but hoping Im wrong and its actually more.

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Great hub Ardie! You only made one pit stop on the whole drive with those kids? (jk) What a great idea for a hub. I'll have to check out your first interview. You have a talent here and I look forward to more interviews. How about spin off or somethun? How many days left?

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Hello jenubouka!! Thank you so much – but I couldn’t do it without these funny kids :) They kill me hahah

      Htodd, thank you for the read!!

      Hello molometer :) I love talking to kids because you really truly NEVER know what they will say. For instance, I never in a million years thought Ted would admit to spying on his sister in the bathroom HA! If you do the interview with your grand-kids make it a hub and I will link!!!

      Hi Angela Biggs :) Do it!!! I will add the links to the interviews after I read them. Let me know if you do. As for the interview without mum well...I was just too scared! hahah

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      Angela Biggs 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Awesome. Actually I think I should start one too. Its great to hear kids speak out of their heart. You could have got better results if you would have interviewed him in absence of his mother.lolz.

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ardie,

      This was a twist, out of the mouths of babes hey! There is nothing more honest than a child. Great candidates for an interview. I must try it on the grand-kids.

      This was a interesting and very insightful hub. Well done.

      Voted up.

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the nice interview ..This is really great

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      jenubouka 5 years ago

      Pretty darn cute and quite creative once again Ardie.

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      daisyflowrs 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

      No offense taken:)

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Hi daisyflowrs :) I didn't mean any offense - I know the kids with those disorders can indeed be brilliant! Almost scary smart if you ask me.

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      daisyflowrs 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

      I have a MAT in Special Education and he fit the bill for Aspergers. Students with autism spectrum disorder can be very smart and have a real way with words. I totally thought it was a possibility. Great kid, great hub!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Poohgranma! Im glad you enjoyed the read. Im always reading stories about this little guy and he is TOO funny. If I ever had a son I would hope he’d be just like this. Full of charm this one. And that mama of his…hilarious and a portrait of patience.

      Hi Haunty, I do have to say I AM pretty funny. But I am nothing compared to this little lad. He is a trip and a half. He will be a ladies man when he’s older purely based on charm alone.

      Mummydearest, Im glad you enjoyed this!

      Raci! I think this little guy is pretty fab too. Anyone that makes me laugh is EXCELLENT in my mind.

      Hello Gypsy Rose – I think I’d want to babysit just to be able to say that I did it and I survived :)

      Hi daisyflowrs! I cant believe you said that!!! This kid does NOT have autism. Hahah He is a very bright little guy and just has a real way with words.

      RHW, I always wanted a little boy too…and I’d hope he’d be just as full of character as this little fella :) I have two nephews and I love buying them stuff for holidays and birthdays because its a whole new set of clothes and toys!! I hope his mama loves the interview – I tried to do justice to the family. They’re GREAT! Thanks for reading.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Too funny! He sounds like a card! Lol. I always wanted a little boy:). I did get my nephew so I spoil him rotten. You are hilarious and I just bet everyone had a ton of laughs with this:)

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      daisyflowrs 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

      I'm most definitely glad I read this! I don't know the back story. Does this child have autism? I voted up and funny. I'm now a follower!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That was super Ardie. What a kid! I'll tell you as super as he is or thinks he is I wouldn't want to babysit for him.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      this is terrific and find it hilarious, well my mind's kinda laughing out loud now...what a great boy that is...

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Kildare, Ireland

      This is a great entertaining and funny. Great job and kudos Ted too..

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      Haunty 5 years ago from Hungary

      I don't know if the answers were funnier or your presentation was, but I do know this is one family I don't want to run across in a dark narrow street behind city buildings. Nice interview, Ardie. You're good at this!

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      Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

      This was fantastic! What a great idea and what a bright young man he is! I was amazed at most of his answers. It certainly shows when parents take time and make time to be with their children.