One of Claire’s school projects a couple of weeks ago gave me the idea to include a series of “interviews” with Claire. These are going to be quick Q&A sessions with Claire (and eventually Molly). Along this theme, I bought a “Kid’s Chat Pack” at a store recently. The pack is is a deck of dozens of little cards that you can pull, each card containing a random question to ask someone (ostensibly a kid) to start a conversation.
I wasn’t sure Claire would be into this idea, but when I proposed asking her a few questions from the Chat Pack, she loved the idea and asked me to keep going as we got into it. We did this while driving to pick up Molly from school a couple of days ago. Below are some of Claire’s answers, at least the ones that I can remember.
Q: What particular quality above all others do you look for when choosing your friends?
A: A good heart, because that’s where their love comes from
Q: If you could bring to life any creature that is now extinct or any imaginary creature, what would it be?
A: A dinosaur
(I was surprised she didn’t say a fairy, but I think she was focusing on the “extinct” part)
Q: If you could choose one item and be guaranteed that it would never break, wear out, or get lost, what would you choose?
A: My daddy!
(This was very sweet, but I had the advantage of being right in front of her as she answered this question! She often answers based on what she sees.)
Q: What do you think is the worst thing you could eat before getting your teeth cleaned by the dentist?
A: A house!
(She said this loudly and laughing wildly. This answer was a sign that the interview was losing steam…)