Molly was in the mood to answer some “tabletop questions”, so we went with it.
Molly covers her inner dialogs, her favorite toys and books, her courageous fight against naps, how she felt about her first day of school, and what she likes about her big sister.
The ongoing series of interviews with Claire has been neglected for a while. For for first time in months, I finally got back to a real Q&A session with Claire. We pulled a few random cards from Table Topics, Family Edition…
When was it most difficult to persevere when you wanted to quit?
(After some thought…) Monkey bars
What one thing would you like to know about the future?
Will I live to be 100 years old
What do you admire most about your parents?
(Pass. Too hard.)
What are your favorite kinds of books to read?
(Then I said they question was about kinds of books, not a specific book. So Claire changed her answer to…)
Books about pink cupcakes. (Pinkalicious is mostly about pink cupcakes)
What’s your favorite ride at an amusement park?
(I was surprised she did not mention the roll coaster at Sea World.)
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: Suppose you always had to use the sound of a farm animal to great people, instead of saying “hi”. What sound would you use?
A: The sounds of a cute duck quacking
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…)
Today in kindergarten, Claire did a school assignment called “My Favorite Things”. Claire was given a small book and had to fill in her answer to various questions about her favorite things, plus add an illustration. I’m not really up for scanning each page into the blog, but here is a sample page and the full text:
My favorite food is: smoothe (smoothies)
My favorite place to go is: the pool
My favorite thing to do for fun is: jump
My favorite color is: piek (pink)
It may be interesting to do some sort of regular “interview” in this blog, so look out for this type of thing again in the future. They will all be available under the label “interview”.