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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Interviews With The Kids Redux

Last year, I conducted an interview with my kids, and at that time decided it would be fun to recreate the same interview each year. We were all hysterical reading over last year’s answers, so I’m posting them here, along with this year’s answers! (If no answer appears for last year, that means it wasn’t answered). It is interesting to see how their ideas have changed in a year, as well as the huge difference between Simon at 2.5 and at 3.5!

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What is your name?

Gabbie:
(last year) You know what my name is. Why can’t you write it. I don’t want to answer that one.
(this year) Gabbie.

Zachary:
(last year) You know just write it.
(this year) Zachary (and then he spelled it).

Simon:
(last year) My name is Simon
(this year) [Said our last name, so I said “What’s your real name?”] Simon. And Shimon. [His Hebrew name].

When were you born?

Gabbie:
(same answer both years) April 1st 2005.

Zachary:
(last year) June 7th.
(this year) June 7th, I already know that!

Simon:
(this year) One time ago.

How old are you?

Gabbie:
(last year) Seven. And three quarters.
(this year) Eight and three quarters.

Zachary:
(last year) Five. [later he tells me to write 500]
(this year) Six.

Simon:
(last year) Three. [he is actually 2 but he always says he’s 3 for some reason!]
(this year) Three.

Who is your mommy?

Gabbie:
(last year) My mommy is my mommy.
(this year) My mommy is mommy.

Zachary:
(last year) you.
(this year) Dara.

Simon:
(last year) My mommy.
(this year) Mommy.

What does your mommy do?

Gabbie:
(last year) You don’t do anything. Oh, you take care of the kids.
(this year) She stays home all the time.

Zachary:
(last year) You put me to sleep.
(this year) Works on her computer.

Simon:
(last year) You go to work.
(this year) Get her necklace on.

Who is your daddy? 

Gabbie:
(last year) My daddy.
(this year) Daddy is daddy.

Zachary:
(last year) I don’t want to say his name. All I can say is daddy.
(this year) David.

Simon:
(last year) You are my daddy.
(this year) Daddy.

What does your daddy do?

Gabbie:
(last year) He works.
(this year) He works all day long.

Zachary:
(last year) He works.
(this year) He works for MetLife.

Simon:
(last year) Play.
(this year) He cooks dinner.

What is your favorite color?

Gabbie:
(last year) Pink, purple, blue.
(this year) Pink, purple, and light blue.

Zachary:
(last year) Of course you know. Blue.
(this year) Blue.

Simon:
(last year) My favorite color.
(this year) Red and green. And black.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Gabbie:
(last year) Ballet teacher.
(this year) Ballerina.

Zachary:
(last year) Nothing. I meant a police. No not a police. Nothing.
(this year) I don’t know.

Simon:
(this year) A rocket ship and an airplane.

What is your favorite food?

Gabbie:
(same answer both years) Pizza.

Zachary:
(last year) Cookies.
(this year) Pizza.

Simon:
(last year) I don’t know.
(this year) Peanut butter bagel and fraisins [craisins].

What food do you not like?

Gabbie:
(last year) Pasta with ketchup.
(this year) I don’t like chocolate ice cream.

Zachary:
(last year) Salad.
(this year) Green beans.

Simon:
(last year) Green bagel [?]
(this year) I can’t think.

What is your favorite animal?

Gabbie:
(last year) A dog.
(this year) My favorite animal is dogs.

Zachary:
(last year) Goat because we get to feed them at the farm.
(this year) Zebra.

Simon:
(last year) Tiger.
(this year) Polar bear and a tiger.

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Where do you want to live when you grow up?

Gabbie:
(last year) Kansas.
(this year) I want to live in New Jersey. Or Kansas.

Zachary:
(last year) Here. In this house.
(this year) In Israel. [later he tells me to change his answer to Florida.]

Simon:
(last year) I go shopping. I live at shopping.
(this year) Here.

What do Mommy and Daddy do when you are at school?

Gabbie:
(last year) Daddy works. You go shopping.
(this year) You use your computer and daddy works all day long.

Zachary:
(last year) Don’t know.
(this year) Daddy works and you work on your computer.

Simon:
(last year) Daddy is sleeping. You play.
(this year) You go to the gym and daddy goes to work. [I don’t know why he said this because he knows I go to the gym in the evening!]

What does Daddy say?

Gabbie:
(last year) He says “I’m a Lion.”
(this year) It’s the end of the world as we know it.

Zachary:
(last year) Joke. Bob.
(this year) Yes.

Simon:
(last year) He says roar.
(this year) Yes.

What does mommy say?

Gabbie:
(same answer both years) I love you.

Zachary:
(last year) Nothing.
(this year) Yes.

Simon:
(last year) You say roar.
(this year) No.

What is your favorite song?

Gabbie:
(last year) Rolling in the Deep
(this year) Rolling in the Deep, Teenage Dream, and Roar

Zachary:
(last year) Ya lala lalili. [Ya’lili]
(this year) I don’t know.

Simon:
(last year) Ya lala lalili [Ya’lili]
(this year) Silly songs.

What is your favorite movie?

Gabbie:
(last year) Tangled.
(this year) Frozen.

Zachary:
(last year) Toy Story.
(this year) The Lego Movie.

Simon:
(last year) [laughs]
(this year) Lightning McQueen and Leap Pad [Leap Pad = Leap Frog Letter Factory]

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Gabbie:
(same answer both years) Cookie Dough.

Zachary:
(last year) Chocolate and vanilla mixed together.
(this year) Chocolate.

Simon:
(last year) Ice cream.
(this year) Chocolate.

Where is your favorite place to eat?

Gabbie:
(last year) Home. Actually Village Shalom.
(this year) At home.

Zachary:
(last year) Same place as Gabbie’s.
(this year) A pizza restaurant.

Simon:
(this year) Restaurant and a house.

Who is your favorite person?

Gabbie:
(last year) You.
(this year) Mommy and Family and Friends.

Zachary:
(last year) Mommy.
(this year) You.

Simon:
(this year) CM [a friend]. And you.

Who is your best friend?

Gabbie:
(same answer both years, but in the opposite order) C, E, and C

Zachary:
(last year) You.
(this year) Mommy.

Simon:
(last year) D.
(this year) C.

What is your favorite book?

Gabbie:
(last year) Little House on the Prairie.
(this year) Little House books.

Zachary:
(last year) Don’t have one [I think it’s “The Little Engine That Could”]
(this year) The Passover Lamb [he only said this because we saw it at the library and discussed that we have that book!]

Simon:
(last year) [No answer but I think it’s “Brown Bear”]
(this year) The new books at school.

What is your favorite thing to do?

Gabbie:
(last year) Ballet.
(this year) Dance.

Zachary:
(last year) Build.
(this year) Ride my bike.

Simon:
(this year) Read a story here.

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6 comments:

tamarsb said...

Oh my goodness - this was a riot, so cute!

Amber said...

Too cute! Love this idea!

Holly Higgins said...

This is hysterical! I love Simon's answers. I want to be a rocket ship too :-)

Dara said...

haha, thanks! he's a silly one!

Leslie said...

This is such a great idea. I, going to try this with Violet. She might be too little but I think it would be cute.

Dara said...

If you do it every year you can compare!