The Flea Files, Part II


When we first launched Who’s the Mummy last year, I interviewed Flea about all the things I thought our blog readers might want to know about us.

But Flea was three then. Now she’s four and in BIG SCHOOL. She’s a whole different person. So we re-did the interview (inspired by the lovely Rosie Scribble) and here it is, accompanied by a brand new illustration of Me and Flea. Just FYI, my hair still doesn't look like that. Well, not often.

Who’s in charge of the world?

Is it God from Mary and Joseph? No, wait a minute. It’s Father Christmas.

What does the Queen look like?

I don’t know, I’ve never met her. [Flea looks at me as though I’m a moron]

Where do babies come from?

Mummies’ tummies.

How do they get there?

Well, I don’t think you pop them in your mouth… I think you imagine them in your brain and then they go down to your tummy.

Who is Barack Obama?

I don’t know, but I think he comes from that place where you get the spiders that pinch you. It’s not a shop, but it’s a place and I don’t know the name of it.

If you could be anyone else, who would you be?

In Astro Boy there is a little boy robot and he drives a car and someone says, “Who’s driving the car?” and he says “I am” and they all say “ARGH!!” I would like to be him.

Who is your best friend?

You. Except if I am at school. Then it’s Max.

If you had children, what would their names be?

I think I will have five children: Harry, Thomas, Max, Thomas and Charlie. I will have two Thomases because I like them both. And I’ll have a kitten and call it Tom.

What do you think you’ll dream about tonight?

I might dream about cats. Actually, no, guess what? I’m going to dream about what I’m wearing tomorrow. It will be my Batman t-shirt, my trousers that I wore today and some clean knickers and my boy PE socks. Did you wash my knickers? I’m dreaming about that. Wait,  is it school tomorrow? Oh. Never mind then.

What makes you happy?

You, snuggling me.

What makes you cross?

When I press a button that doesn’t do anything. That’s what makes me cross.

What toy would you like if you could have anything?

A cat creature figure. Are you writing this down? Did you write that down? Let me see. Where is it? Oh, okay.

What will you be when you grow up?

A diver, because I want to have adventures under the sea.  Or a pirate. Divers wear flippers.

What’s the best thing about your school?

The adventure playground. I like it best when we do colouring. When you do some sounds you colour in the things that begin with the sounds.

And your least favourite thing?

Does that mean the thing you really, really like? I really, really like my pirate ship. Wait, what does it mean? Oh. I don’t know then. I like everything.

What’s five plus five?

Errrm. Four. I can do spelling good-er, though.


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 2nd February 2010 / 10:08 am

    I love this. Because after having met Flea I can totally imagine her saying all these things.
    Still giggling at her demanding meatballs for lunch… she is such a star x

  2. 2nd February 2010 / 10:08 am

    Poor Barack has not come out well in any of these interviews. My daughter thinks he is a farmer. What button does Flea keep pressing that doesn’t work and makes her cross? That answer made me laugh!

  3. 2nd February 2010 / 10:15 am

    Very funny, she’s at a lovely age.

  4. MummyInce
    2nd February 2010 / 11:04 am

    Ahh, now I can’t wait until my little boy can talk! (Ba)Nana is the limit of his current vicabulay.

  5. 2nd February 2010 / 11:34 am

    love it! and I am sooo going to steal this- thanks!

  6. 2nd February 2010 / 11:53 am

    That girl’s going to go far…
    Pressing buttons that don’t do anything making her cross?! I can completely relate to that, what a swizz!

  7. 2nd February 2010 / 1:30 pm

    I think I am going to have to copy this with the minis

  8. 2nd February 2010 / 1:54 pm

    Best thing I’ve read all day 🙂
    Have put this in my favourites folder under ‘stuff for when D’s older’.
    Totally stealing it at a later date 🙂

  9. 2nd February 2010 / 2:15 pm

    These are great answers. I particularly like her views on America and the pinching spiders. Charlie’s answer to all of these questions would be ‘a TRAIN!’ I’m sure. Might steal it though.

  10. 2nd February 2010 / 2:19 pm

    Oh how lovely. I’m going to have to do this, too, as it’s been a while since we did Rosemary’s interview and she’s a whole new person now!

  11. 2nd February 2010 / 3:55 pm

    I love the insights kids can give..if only we could all remain in that state!

  12. 2nd February 2010 / 3:59 pm

    Awww!! Cant wait til Oli is enough to do this kinda thing with me! 🙂

  13. 2nd February 2010 / 8:47 pm

    She sounds wonderful!

  14. 2nd February 2010 / 10:25 pm

    Very sweet, I really must get round to doing this too. Mich x

  15. 3rd February 2010 / 12:43 pm

    After months of struggling with the pronounciation, Son can now manage Barrack Obama. It’s not been an entirely positive experience for us since he now wanders the streets saying ‘that man looks like Barack Obama’ to basically each and every black man, and some women, he encounters. This is a slight improvement on when he asked if they were Bob Marley – courtesy of a gaint black fancy goldfish inherited from the previous owners of our house, called -obviously – Bob Marley!

  16. 3rd February 2010 / 7:03 pm

    It made me laugh; it’s scary how fast they grow up!

  17. 4th February 2010 / 1:57 pm

    hilarious, going to try it on my nearly 4 year old!

  18. 4th February 2010 / 6:49 pm

    You have one cool daughter. She sounds great – could come and play at our house anytime!

  19. Sally
    4th February 2010 / 7:17 pm

    Thanks for all the comments!
    @CJ, definitely, she’s inherited my talkative streak, as well as the ability to speak first, think later, I think!
    @Rosie – Goodness only knows. But it was obviously a *really* annoying button.
    @MetropolitanMum – I know! “I dream of my Mum washing my underwear”. Lovely. Thanks, Flea.
    @1Husband2Kids – that’s so funny!
    @Cathy – deal.