A Great Interview with Sara – and her daughters, too!

A Great Interview with Sara – and her daughters, too!

Take a look at this wonferdul character interview with Sara Alderson (nee Barnes), at Sarah’s Storylines.  It was a lot of fun to write and i think it really brings out more about who Sara is.

And also, you’ll enjoy this – it’s an interview with Lizzie and Grace, which was written for the recent blog tour of the Dream Series, but unfortunately didn’t get posted.  I’ve got some other material as well from that tour which I’ll be sharing over the next few days.

This interview takes place in December of 2000, just before the events of “Waking Dream” (as does Sara’s interview at the link above)…

Tell us about your family

Lizzie: My Mommy is a doctor, and my Daddy is an engineer, and I have a little brother and sister.  They’re twins.  They’re four years old.  They’re usually pretty good, but sometimes Steffy can be kind of cranky.  And Grace is my older sister now.  She came to live with us two years ago.  Oh, and there’s Chrissy.  She’s our dog.


Grace: Lizzie named the dog.  My mother’s name was Christina, and we got the dog a month after I came to live here.  I really like being a big sister.  I didn’t have any brothers or sisters, and then I didn’t have any parents, but now I’ve got two parents again, and three siblings.  And Chrissy, too.

They’re all great, but I agree with Lizzie about Steffy.  She can be kind of a pain sometimes.  They’re twins, her and Ben, but they’re really different.  It’s weird, I always expect them to be more alike, but they’re not.


Lizzie: Steffy isn’t always a pain, just sometimes.  Oh, and we forgot Grandma Betty and Grandpa Howard, and Grandma Helen and Grandpa Ben!


Grace: They’re all great.  And Grandma Betty is such a good cook.  She makes dinner for us a couple of nights a week.  We see her all the time.


What was the scariest moment of your life?


Lizzie: When Mommy was in jail.  Daddy had a dream about it, and I saw it.  It was really horrible.  I don’t want to say, because it was really horrible, and everything was awful for a while afterwards.


Grace: That was right before I came to live here.  My father got Aunt Sara a good lawyer and he got everything sorted out.  One of the people who worked for her set her up and got her arrested.

But my scariest moment happened at that same time.  I listened in when the doctor called my father.  I know I shouldn’t have been listening, but I already knew he was very sick.  The doctor told him all the tests were done, and he had cancer, and my father made the doctor tell him how long he had to live.

Lizzie: You never told me that!

Grace: I never told anyone.  I wanted to.  But I didn’t want my father to know I knew, and then when I came to live with you, there was no reason to say it.


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Grace: I don’t know.  I really like my ballet class, but you have to be, like, perfect at it to do that for a living, I think.  And you have to start when you’re two years old.  So I don’t think I can do that.  But I have a while to figure something else out, right?

Lizzie: I want to be a doctor, like my Mommy.

Grace: I thought you already were.  I heard all about “Doctor Lizzie.”

Lizzie: Yeah.  But I was little then.  Now I know better.  You need to go to school for a really long time first.  But I do really good in school, so I’m not worried about that.


What songs are most played on your iPod?

Grace: Do you mean the portable CD player?  I gave it to Lizzie.  I’m trying to teach her about music.

Lizzie: Grace lent me one of her Bon Jovi CD’s.  I’ve been listening to that a lot.

Grace: Once she’s done with that, I think I’m going to introduce her to Bruce Springsteen.  I love Aunt Sara and Uncle Brian and they’re great, but they don’t have very good taste in music, and they’re really letting Lizzie down.  So I have to help out.


Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?

Lizzie: Morning!  I’m used to getting up really early and doing stuff.  When Mommy was at Children’s Hospital and I went with her, we got up at six in the morning.

Grace: Night.  I hate getting up early.

Lizzie: Mommy says that’s because you’re turning into a teenager ahead of your time.  I’m not sure what she means.

Grace: Me, neither.




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