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Sunday, January 1, 2012
New Year Interview
We are back from vacation! It was a lot of fun and a beautiful way to say goodbye to 2011, but I'm ready to jump into this new year. There's something so terrifically exciting about the beginning of a new year. A new year with plenty of time for all of your hopes and aspirations to be realized in. It's usually a little sad for me as well though. Saying goodbye to a year of days spent, watching the clock faithfully tick away, never slowing no matter how much you'd wish for it to happen. It's a collision of strong emotions and I'm always affected. Luckily, there's always so much to look forward to no matter what kind of year you're leaving behind.
I'm excited for this year, and we started it off with an interview for R. The idea is to ask him the questions each year and record his answers for a keepsake. A reminder of who he is and how much he's grown. And not only is this a lovely memento, it's also a very insightful look into my child's world. Plus, it's always fun to see his answers. I thought I'd share the questions and his answers with you all.
1. How would you describe yourself?
I am really nice.
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your least favorite food?
4. What is your favorite book?
I don't have a favorite book.
5. What is your favorite song?
I don't have a favorite song either.
6. Where is your favorite place to go?
My nana's house.
7. What do you want to learn this new year?
I want to learn about... zebras. And other animals.
8. What is something mama always says?
I love you!
9. What is something daddy always says?
10. What is your biggest wish for the new year?
I wish I was small like a bug.
I'm really surprised he didn't describe himself as funny as well, but he's right.. he is really nice. And I'm also surprised he picked a favorite for anything this year. He has been unable to come up with a favorite for most things for quite awhile. Whenever he's pressed he keeps insisting he likes them all. Very agreeable. His nickname is R Doodle (his name plus doodle) and his daddy calls him that primarily. I'm really pleased with his quotes from us. I'm glad that's what he hears and the impression he's getting. And I absolutely love his wish for this year. I think it's adorable and didn't want to further explain the question to promote a different answer. I'd like to remember that one always. So sweet!
Do you do a yearly interview with your children? What questions would you add?