Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kid Interviews - Favorites of 2012

A few days ago, I interviewed our kids to journal their favorites of 2012. I usually do this in January. Oh well.

Thing 1 - Age 13, 7th Grade

Favorite Color - Yellow
Favorite Food - Sushi
Favorite Drink - Butterbeer from Harry Potter World
Favorite Board or Card Game - Settlers of Catan (Cities and Knights)
Favorite Wii Game - Order Up! and Mario Kart
Favorite Online Game - Minecraft
Favorite DS game - Harry Potter Lego Games
Favorite Hobby - Reading and writing and playing with friends and family and Scout
Favorite non-electronic thing to do - Reading and writing and playing with family and friends and Scout
Favorite thing to do outside - Capture the Flag
Favorite Book - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and from this past year - "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer
Favorite Movie - The Harry Potter movies and The Hunger Games
Favorite TV show or Cartoon - Modern Family, Go On, and The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Restaurant - Kugo's Steakhouse (for sushi)
Favorite Outdoor Spot - "The swinging bench at the park, because that's where my friends and I do most of our laughing"
Favorite Animal - Puppy
Favorite Fruit - Any kind of berries or kiwi
Favorite Flower - Sunflower
Favorite Tree - Weeping Willow
Favorite Vegetable - "Salads, because they can be really different"
Favorite Snack - "Popcorn. I can't eat it, but I like it." (braces) and chocolate
Favorite Stuffed Animal - Menedy (stuffed cat)
Favorite Sport - Roller skating and ice skating
Favorite Dessert - Chocolate-based cookies with peanut butter chips
Favorite Place to Vacation - Harry Potter World
Favorite Houseguest - "Grandparents and Johnsons."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor - Chocolate Peanut Butter
Favorite Smell - Baking cookies, a new box of crayons, and when the backyard is mowed
Favorite Aisle in Department Store - Books and Writing Supplies
Favorite Song - "Safe and Sound" by Taylor Swift
Favorite Group or Singer - Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars
Favorite Season - Summer
B.F.F. - Kirsten
Favorite Room of the House - My bedroom and the computer room
Favorite Day of the Week - Friday
Favorite Event of 2012 - Going to Harry Potter World
Favorite Errand to Run - Going to the library
Favorite Outfit - Jeans and my writer t-shirt and mismatched socks
Favorite Instrument to Play - Violin
Favorite Phrase - "'Everyone sucks but us,' because of a music video that Max, Rich, Brennan and I made, and 'Pufflesnuffle,' which is like another word for 'darn!'"
Favorite Thing about Daddy - "I like playing games with him and reading stories and doing science experiments with him."
Favorite Thing about Mommy - "That you set up INCH  (homeschool group) and reading stories with you and doing mommy-daughter dates."
Favorite Thing about Your Sibling - "That he can make me laugh and playing games like Stuffed Animal Adventures or Minecraft with him."
Favorite Thing about Scout - "That she's weird, so that makes her unique. And also that she is crazy and cute."
Favorite Christmas Gift of year - Taylor Swift concert tickets and my time turner necklace
Favorite School Subject - Writing and reading
Favorite Family Tradition - NaNoWriMo, our birthdays, celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve, and sushi for New Year's
Favorite Homeschool Group Activity - Park Days
What do you want to be when you grow up? - An author
If you could change anything about the world . . . - "World peace, equality for everybody, and a better substitute for money."
If you could have any superpower . . . - "Flying and the ability to change all the things I want to change about the world."
Weirdest thing you can do - "I can turn one foot backward and one foot forward at the same time."
Best thing about you - "I can make my friends laugh and they feel comfortable around me so they can tell me anything or ask me for advice."


Thing 2 - Age 10, 4th Grade

Favorite Color - Silver
Favorite Food - Pizza
Favorite Drink - Birch Beer
Favorite Board or Card Game - Yu-Gi-Oh!
Favorite Wii Game - Super Smash Brothers
Favorite Online Game - Minecraft
Favorite DS game - Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia
Favorite Hobby - Playing Yu-Gi-Oh! (the card game)
Favorite non-electronic thing to do - Yu-Gi-Oh!
Favorite thing to do outside - Nerf weapon battles
Favorite Book - The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings)
Favorite Movie - Wreck-it Ralph
Favorite TV show or Cartoon - Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Favorite Restaurant - J&S Pizza
Favorite Outdoor Spot - Park/Playground
Favorite Animal - Bald Eagle
Favorite Fruit - Grapes
Favorite Flower - Nightshade
Favorite Tree - Blooming Cherry Tree
Favorite Vegetable - Corn on the Cob
Favorite Snack - Pretzel M&Ms (I love how he says this - "Im-in-ims")
Favorite Stuffed Animal - Zip (stuffed eagle)
Favorite Sport - Tae Kwon Do
Favorite Dessert - Mint Oreos
Favorite Place to Vacation - Harry Potter World is fun to go to and I also liked the Aquarium and Coca-Cola factory in Atlanta
Favorite Houseguest - "Rich and Brennan."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor - Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite Smell - Spearmint and freshly mowed grass
Favorite Aisle in Department Store - Trading Cards
Favorite Song - "Let's Go" by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
Favorite Group or Singer -Europe
Favorite Season - Fall
B.F.F. - Rich and Brennan
Favorite Room of the House - I have 3 - computer room, living room, and my room
Favorite Day of the Week - Friday or Saturday
Favorite Event of year - I like the Renaissance Faire and Harry Potter World
Favorite Errand to Run -Going to a Trading Card Store
Favorite Outfit - "I like my blue dragon shirt."
Favorite Instrument to Play - Synthesizer
Favorite Phrase - "I'm going to mine." (Minecraft)
Favorite Thing about Daddy - "I like how he's hard working. He'll do anything for us. He's funny and he's fun to play with."
Favorite Thing about Mommy - "She's hard working as well. She will do a lot for INCH for us so that it's fun. She'll help us out with school. And she's really, really fun to play with."
Favorite Thing about Your Sibling - "She plays with me (sometimes). She is really kind and, um, I had a really good one . . . really funny and fun to be around."
Favorite Thing about Scout - "She's cute. Ha, she's looking at me. She's funny - the things that she does. She's crazy! And when you're upset, she can come and help you."
Favorite Christmas Gift of year - My Yu-Gi-Oh! duel disk
Favorite School Subject - Science
Favorite Family Tradition - Vacations every year
Favorite Homeschool Group Activity - Park Days
What do you want to be when you grow up? - A game designer
If you could change anything about the world . . . - "Peace and happiness."
If you could have any superpower . . . - "The ability to vanish and reappear in different place - like teleportation and vanishing."  
Weirdest thing you can do - "Make it so both of my eyes are just white."
Best thing about you - "Ugh, I don't like this question. You have to be modest about it." (Me: No you don't. Go ahead.) "I think I'm pretty good at Yu-Gi-Oh! and I'm pretty good at Minecraft and other video games. And I'm a good friend and can make people laugh."   

4 comments:

Dr. Mark said...

These interviews are great. It's fun to see the evolution of their answers, although there are a lot of repeats!

Thing 1: I especially liked the answers to her outdoor spot, thing about Mommy, thing about Scout, and things she'd change about the world. Also, she wants to be an author? I had NO idea! :P

Thing 2: I love how he says "M&Ms," too. Great job capturing the word-for-word answers. Those are the best. I also liked his answers to favorite tree (even if they make my allergies flare), outfit (that shirt is about done, I fear), thing about Mommy, and thing about himself.

I also like the answers about me, but I didn't want to seem too self-centered.

Nice interviews! Thanks!

musingsfromnevillesnavel said...

*high-fives Thing 1 for liking The Two Towers*

Jimmy said...

If I ever make it to Harry Potterville I will make it a point to try the butterbeer. What awesome kids you have!

Emily Foley said...

These are so good. I like to watch your kids grow up with words.