Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Interview

Fantasagirl interviewed Twisted Cinderella and I asked Twisted Cinderella to interview me. Here are the answers to the questions she asked me....

1) You currently work with your husband. What are some of the benefits and hard parts of working with the man you love?

Benefits: Darryl is the Administrator and I am the RN, so although we are both in management, our jobs are very different. We respect each others positions and the one whose job takes presidence gets to make the decision. Such as a choice to move a resident into the facility. Since most all workers work under my license, he screens the residents but leaves the final decision on whether a resident is appropriate for our setting to me. We always treat each other as professionals. We love working together, as we try to build on each others strengths to make it the best place for residents and staff. We have a great reputation in the community and we are both very proud of that. He is a super great administrator and treats all his staff including me with appreciation and respect.

Hard parts: The occasional difference of opinion. I once had to say "I am the nurse and I say NO" which I am sure a nurse who was not his wife would not have challenged him on. However I felt stongly that this was a safety issue for the resident and staff. (Yes he respected my decision)

2) You recently dedicated a wonderful post to your mother, in what ways do you feel that you are like your mother, in what ways are you different?

Like my Mother: I am very much like my mother. We both love our children like mother bears, we both want things to be as fair as possible, we both love flowers, we both dislike the color orange, we both love beautiful scenery, we both love electronics, taking pictures, and chatting on messenger, we are both introverted.

Different than my mother: She doen't like to cook and I love it, she is more shy than I am, I am taller by 2 inches.

3) Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up when you were 5, 10, and 20?

When I was 5 and 10, all I ever wanted to be was a mother. I would watch my own families and others and make plans. I wanted to be the stay at home mom, the room mother at school, the place where all the kids came to hang out. My favorite thing to do was take care of my little sis "Laughing Mommy". She was 8 years younger so was my living "doll". At age 20 I was in college and I wanted to be either a pediatric nurse or pyschiatric nurse. I did do pediatric nursing for a couple years after I graduated. I love it but we moved to a new state and I never did get back into it.

4) What is the best part of parenting teenagers? What is the biggest challenge?

The best part about parenting teens is seeing them grow into individuals and to find out how they are changing, what their thoughts are, where they are headed in life.

The biggest challenge is to stay on top of the discipline. It has to be something that is important to them, and if they are clever it has to go about 4 levels deep.
Meaning if you get a punishment and you dont do it, then this happens and if that doesn't happen, then the next thing happens, etc.

5) You are granted three wishes - what would they be?

1. To never fall away from my love for Jesus and to always want to share that
2. That no one would ever be hungry or cold
3. That every child would be protected and loved as much as I protect and love my kids

If anyone else wants to play along: Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions. You will update your weblog with the answers to the questions. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. Thanks for playing along, have fun

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