I saw this interview over at Jessie's blog and I loved it so much I thought I would do it with my boys. I think is a great way to catch a glimpse of this age, from their point of view. And hopefully, I will remember to do it each year. So here you are, an interview with Bug, age 10, and Monkey, age 6.
My favorite food - Bug: Pizza
Monkey: Hot Dogs
Foods I'd rather avoid - Bug: Peas
Monkey: Mushrooms and pickles
My favorite thing to learn - Bug: Math
Monkey: making creepy stuff (yes, that was his real answer.)
My favorite color - Bug: Red
My best friends are - Bug: Franz
Monkey: Max and James
My favorite games to play - Bug: Foursquare
Monkey: Tag and snowball fight
When I have free time, I like to - Bug: Read
Monkey: Play Wii
My favorite books - Bug: Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Percy Jackson
Monkey: The Giving Tree, no, no, Star Wars
My favorite movie/TV show - Bug: Um, um, um...
Monkey: Planet Earth and Harry Potter, the first one.
My favorite holiday - Bug: Christmas!
Things I do well - Bug: I can't think of anything
Monkey: Probably drawing
Things I need to practice more - Bug: Making decisions
My favorite place to go - Bug: Minnesota
Monkey: Yeah, Minnesota
My favorite family activity - Bug: Mario Kart
Monkey: Mario Kart
My favorite thing about home - Bug: That it's not school, relaxing.
Monkey: I like it!
My favorite thing to do outside - Bug: If it's summer, ride bikes, if it's winter, snowball fight.
My favorite chore - Bug: Making my bed
Monkey: Setting the table
My least favorite chore - Bug: Clear the table
Monkey: Cleaning the family room
My favorite song - Bug: I don't listen to music!
Monkey: Let Me Be Myself (Yes, my 6 year old likes 3 Doors Down)
What I want to be when I grow up - Bug: An astronaut
Monkey: A zookeeper- because I love animals!
A place I want to visit - Bug: Florida, no, Hawaii
My favorite part of last year - Bug: Duck being born
Monkey: Jumping in our leaf pile
Something sad that happened last year - Bug: I don't know, there wasn't any big deal last year
Monkey: I can't think of anything
When I get up in the morning, I like to - Bug: Do my chores, so I don't have to do them later.
Monkey: Play Mario Kart (the kid might be obsessed.)
My favorite part of each day - Bug: Dinner
Monkey: Snow! Ball! Fight! (Said just like that! and making it sound like we have one each day)
My favorite drink - Bug: Capri Sun
Monkey: Root beer
My favorite sport/activity - Bug: Baseball, I guess
Something new I'd like to learn/do this year - Bug: I don't know.
Monkey: Touch fish, because we've never gone fishing before.
Doing these questions was so much fun, even though getting answers from Bug was almost like pulling teeth. He kept asking why I was asking these questions, who came up with these questions, that he was having second thoughts about doing them. Monkey was very excited to answer all the questions.
I'm excited to see how the answers change over the years, assuming that I can even get them to answer at all next year.