Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Kids Interview Questions

Happy New year!!  Last year I asked my kids a set of questions and while doing the Review Extravaganza I stumbled upon them and so was able to ask my kids again this year.
New Years

At the end I will include just the questions that you can copy easily to ask your own kids if you would like.

I am putting this year's answers first in red and last years answers in blue, as I think it is always fun to compare.

When I asked Lucas if I could ask him some New Years questions, he asked "Do you win a prize or something?  Sorry kiddo, just something to indulge your mother.

Name: Lucas 
Age: 9 and 3 months  8 and 3 months
Height:  4’9”    4' 6 1/2"
Shoe size: 4 1/2   3 1/2

 What is your Favorite:
  Cereal: Captin crunch berries   cinnamon toast crunch
  Vegetable: cauliflower     cauliflower
  Drink: rootbeer     cherry 7-up
  Toy: lego    4x4 crawler
  TV Show: How do they do it    How do they do it
  Thing to do: spend time with my family and go to Knotts     build Legos
  Game: Angry Birds Go     Ticket to ride and Eurorails
  Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator   The      
             Little Red Caboose
  Restaurant: Fudruckers     Farrells
  Place to go:  Knotts Berry Farm    Knotts berry farm

If you could change your name what would you change it to:  "I wouldn’t change it"  "dunno- I like  my name"
What is something mommy says:  “I don’t know, I’m not you.”  "uh- blah. No, no- go to the bathroom. Not really go to your room- that's not a good one.  I love you too"
What do you want to be when you grow up: "I have no idea, there’s a million things I want to be"  steam train driver
What are you going to do different this year than last: "try to speak softer"  "work- cause do different things at school"
Who are your friends? my family and Kai even though me moved away  best friend Kai and Jordan
What is one wish for the New Year? "that I can get a million lego sets"   30 more tehnic sets (Lego)
If I gave you $100 what would you do with it?  "trade it for $5,000 and buy a laptop" “How would you do that?” “I have no idea”  Buy Legos
What are you afraid of?  creepy shadows at night  bees 

Legos are still a huge thing for Lucas. The level of books he likes to read totally changed this year, all thanks to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it was the first book that made him a "reader"  It breaks my heart a little that his best friend moved away, as while he is a friend to everyone he doesn't really make close friends easily. 

Name: Alex
 Age: 7 and 1 month   6 and 1 month
 Height:  4’3”   4" 
 Shoe size: 2    13 1/2"

 What is your Favorite:
  Cereal: cinnamon toast crunch   cinnamon toast crunch
  Vegetable: broccoli    broccoli
  Drink: egg nog    strawberry lemonade  
  Toy: barbies    American doll
  TV Show: my little pony    My little pony
  Thing to do: play with my brothers    build mini Lego sets
  Game: hide and seek    checkers
  Book: Fancy Nancy    "This is the sun or is it?"
  Restaurant: Farrell's   Fudruckers 
  Place to go: Knotts Berry Farm  Knott's Berry Farm

If you could change your name what would you change it to:  Lavender  light bulb
What is something mommy says: go to your room   "bye bye" while laughing
What do you want to be when you grow up: "a movie star, rockstars just make songs and don’t make that much money but movie stars make lots of money"    doctor
What are you going to do different this year than last:  try not to eat too much candy  make my bed different
Who are your friends? Lauren, Sydney, Jocelyn, Hailey   Kilya is my best friend
What is one wish for the New Year? wish I could have a mansion   that I get lots of Lego girlfriends
If I gave you $100 what would you do with it?  spend it on Lego girlfriends   share with my friends
What are you afraid of? spiders, lions, and tigers  bees- but mostly hornets

Alex seems to have gotten a little more far out in her goals and things she would do with money this year... though her name idea is world's better than last year.  I don't think she will have to worry too much about a couple of her new fears as there aren't too many lions and tigers just wandering around.

Name:  Ryder
Age: 3 year 7 1/2 months  2 years 7 1/2 months 
 Height: 3' 2" (38")  35 1/2"
 Shoe size: 9   8

 What is your Favorite:
  Cereal:  cinnamon toast crunch    corn pops
  Vegetable: broccoli    broccoli
  Drink: water  water  (funny he said this both years, when we go out to eat he never wants water)
  Toy:  “I think it’s my new train”   geo- trax-is
  TV Show:  Chuck And Friends   "my show"  then with prompting from his siblings "Dora"
  Thing to do: play with blocks   play with drum and GeoTrax
  Game:  Sorry   knocking down bowling pins
  Book: Chicka Chick Boom Boom  "my book"
  Restaurant: Five Guys   "go outside"
  Place to go: Knotts Berry Farm  go to restaurant

If you could change your name what would you change it to: “What why change it?  I don’t want to change it”   "bat-R"
What is something mommy says: “I love you”   "I don't do that"
What do you want to be when you grow up: “I don’t know”  "thing that blasts off" (his sister said it so he repeated
What are you going to do different this year than last: “Go to preschool” (after much prompting from me)   "inside a rocket"
Who are your friends? “”Hailey and a lot of other friends”   at the park
What is one wish for the New Year? “One wish? Probably two wishes”  “What are they?”  “I don’t know”   (never said anything just said ummmm)
If I gave you $100 what would you do with it?  “throw it away” (remind me not to give him any money!)   "you give me $100? I put these in the tunnel"

What are you afraid of? “What is it?”  “I don’t know”   "no I not scared of monsters. I scared dark"

Ryder still doesn't have much more sense when it comes to money, and grew just like his siblings about 3 inches, no wonder why I am always needing new clothes for the kids! 

This year's Christmas Eve Picture
And for fun, the picture I included with last years questions

Here are the questions for you to use if you would like.  Please let a comment with a link to your post if you do share as I would love to see what your kids say.  

 Shoe size:
 What is your Favorite:
  TV Show: 
  Thing to do:
  Place to go: 

If you could change your name what would you change it to: 
What is something mommy says: 
What do you want to be when you grow up: 
What are you going to do different this year than last: 
Who are your friends? 
What is one wish for the New Year? 
If I gave you $100 what would you do with it?  
What are you afraid of? 


  1. Wow what a fun idea! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks! Hope you have a great new year too!

  2. I love Alex's answers to what she's change her name to! I think she should stick with Alex! ;o)

    Happy new year to you and yours!

  3. I love some of their answers. Funny how some things stayed the same. What a fun idea.

    1. I know and I thought it was funny how some of the favorites of one kid last year became a favorite this year. Glad I did this again, fun to see the differences.

  4. I love the side by side comparison, it really shows how much the kids have grown and matured.

    1. Yes, it is fun to see the differences, Ryder was able to answer a lot of the questions with less prompting this year too :)

  5. I've been wanting to do one of these! Thanks for the reminder. And the example questions!

  6. How fun! It was fun to see their answers and how they have changed.
    Cute picture in front of the tree. They just scream Christmas excitement!

    1. Yes they were very excited, plus they knew they sooner they smiled the sooner they could go drink egg nog :)

  7. So fun! I love Ryder's answer to the $100. So funny, I laughed out loud!

  8. I love that Alex and Lucas answers about restaurants were opposites of each other both years :). way cute and yeah don't give rider $100!

    1. I know! I thought that was so funny when I started comparing.

  9. stealing these for my annual birthday book for my nearly 7 year old daughter. looking at the dreaded blinking cursor ;-)

    1. Awesome! That blinking cursor is definitely an awful thing

  10. Definitely borrowing this! Thanks for this great idea!