Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Years Interview Questions For Kids

Happy 2015!  It is the New Year and so time for my yearly New Years Kids Interview.   Every year I like to ask my kids these set of questions, it is fun to see how some answers stay the same and others change over the years.  
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Feel free to copy the questions at the bottom of the page to ask your own kids.  

This year's answers are blue- last Year's answers are in red

Name: Lucas Age 10  (9 and 3 months)
 Height: 4'11"  (4’9”)
 Shoe size: 5 1/2  (4 1/2) 

 What is your Favorite:
  Cereal: Captain Crunch Berries   (Captin crunch berries)
  Vegetable: Crinkle Cut Carrots  (cauliflower)
  Drink: Root beer  (rootbeer)
  Toy: Video Games  (lego)
  TV Show: How Do They Do It  (How do they do it)
  Thing to do: Play Minecraft  (spend time with my family and go to Knotts)
  Game: Minecraft   (Angry Birds Go)
  Book: "That's a hard one- just say all of them."  (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator)
  Restaurant: Fudruckers  (Fudruckers)
  Place to go: Knotts Berry Farm  (Knotts Berry Farm) 

If you could change your name what would you change it to: SuperLukenator  ("I wouldn’t change it") 
What is something mommy says: "Go To Your Room??" ok "You're Cute"  (“I don’t know, I’m not you.”)
What do you want to be when you grow up: something science related  ("I have no idea, there’s a million things I want to be")
What are you going to do different this year than last: do better at my chores  ("try to speak softer") 
Who are your friends? Steven, Mateo- those are my best friends (my family and Kai even though me moved away)
What is one wish for the New Year? that I can get a million dollars  ("that I can get a million lego sets")
If I gave you $100 what would you do with it?  "I need $200 to do something useful. Umm a rank on Mineplex"  ("trade it for $5,000 and buy a laptop") 
What are you afraid of? "Do I have to? (Giggles) Um I don't know."  (creepy shadows at night)

My thoughts: I think it is funny that all three of my kids said Knotts even though we only went there once this year, and the one time we did they all got bored before the day was over.  It also made me happy to see that last year while he was feeling friendless, now this year he has two true best friends. 

Name: Alexandria Age: 8  7 and 1 month
 Height: 4'6.5"  4’3”
 Shoe size: 3.5   2

 What is your Favorite:
  Cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios  (cinnamon toast crunch)
  Vegetable: Broccoli  (broccoli)
  Drink: Rootbeer  (egg nog)
  Toy: Stuffed Animals  (barbies)
  TV Show: My Little Pony  (My little pony)
  Thing to do: Play  (play with my brothers)
  Game: Sorry  (hide and seek)
  Book: Magic Tree House Series (Fancy Nancy)
  Restaurant: Fudruckers  (Farrell's)
  Place to go: Knotts Berry Farm  (Knotts Berry Farm)

If you could change your name what would you change it to: Lana (Lavender)
What is something mommy says: "Hmmm trying to think...Go to your room." (go to your room)
What do you want to be when you grow up: A teacher  ("a movie star, rockstars just make songs and don’t make that much money but movie stars make lots of money")
What are you going to do different this year than last: try to read my scriptures every morning (try not to eat too much candy)
Who are your friends? "can I just say one? Isabella"  (Lauren, Sydney, Jocelyn, Hailey)
What is one wish for the New Year? "A stuffed creeper- I want a stuffed creeper" (wish I could have a mansion)
If I gave you $100 what would you do with it?  Help the poor  (spend it on Lego girlfriends)
What are you afraid of? spiders  (spiders, lions, and tigers)

My thoughts: I was amazed at how more mature many of Alex's answers were this year.  Plus I thought it was funny that every year I have asked these questions she always has chosen an L name that she would change her name too.  (Two years ago she said "light bulb")

Name: Ryder Age 4 1/2  3 year 7 1/2 months
 Height: 3'5" (41")  3' 2" (38")
 Shoe size: 11  (9)

 What is your Favorite:
  Cereal: Captain Crunch  (cinnamon toast crunch)
  Vegetable: "I don't know. I like carrots and broccoli"  (broccoli)
  Drink: Root beer  (water)
  Toy: Creeper (“I think it’s my new train”)
  TV Show: Every TV show  (Chuck And Friends)
  Thing to do: Building with blocks  (play with blocks)
  Game: Minecraft  (Sorry)
  Book: "I don't know any of my books."  (Chicka Chick Boom Boom)
  Restaurant: Farrells (Five Guys)
  Place to go: Knotts Berry Farm (Knotts Berry Farm)

If you could change your name what would you change it to: Mr. T  (“What why change it?  I don’t want to change it”)
What is something mommy says: Me: "Do I say you're my baby?"  R: "I am NOT a baby!"  (“I love you”)
What do you want to be when you grow up: Store worker  (“I don’t know”) 
What are you going to do different this year than last: Go to school (kindergarten)  (“Go to preschool”)
Who are your friends? Aubrey and David  (”Hailey and a lot of other friends”)
What is one wish for the New Year? I don't know.... a toy  (“One wish? Probably two wishes”)
If I gave you $100 what would you do with it?  buy a new bike“throw it away”)
What are you afraid of? bats  (“What is it?”  “I don’t know”)

My thoughts: With Ryder it was most apparent the influence of siblings in his answers, from his favorite drink to now his favorite game and I am glad he isn't just going to throw his money away anymore.  Though he just got a new bike for Christmas, not sure why he thinks he needs another. 

Christmas this year
Christmas two years ago
Copy these to use for you own post!

Name: Age
 Height:
 Shoe size:

 What is your Favorite:
  Cereal: 
  Vegetable:
  Drink:
  Toy: 
  TV Show: 
  Thing to do:
  Game: 
  Book:
  Restaurant: 
  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? 

12 comments:

  1. Those were fun and funny to read! I should do this!...

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    1. Yes you should, I love having this every year to go back and look to

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  2. I love these!! How old was Ryder when you first started asking these questions? I want to ask Piglet, but not sure how much he could actually answer. I think I may at least try! Love watching your sweet babies grow up. Happy New year friend!

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    1. I think I started it about two years ago- so he was two. He definitely didn't answer much the first time and definitely got a lot of prompting from his siblings.

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  3. Such a cute idea! I love this. I was thinking about doing something similar for my boys' birthdays which are coming up soon, but I love the New Year's idea as well.

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    1. Yep, for birthdays would be great. I figure as long as I pick some sort of date so I remember to do it every year

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  4. okay so Lucas cracks me up because last year he wanted a million legos, this year it's a million dollars.
    Alex's cereal choice is so grown up!
    Ryder - at least he isn't throwing $100 away this year like last... although was this before or after Christmas when he got a new bike?

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    1. I know- Lucas and his millions :) This was after he got his new bike which is why I was like, wait why did he say a new bike? :)

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  5. What a fun game for the kids AND their grandparents! Every New Years Eve, we have our 3 grandsons, ages 10, 8 and 6 come to spend the night with us while our daughter and her husband celebrate the New Year. I try to come with new ideas every year for games, treats and crafts the five of us can do. My husband and I will probably have more fun than the boys with this, I can only imagine some of their answers. Happy New Year!

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