Interviews with the Boys

This set of questions comes from my friends’ blog. I’ve seen her do it before, but as I’ve been thinking about writing about the kids, vs writing for the kids, I thought interviews with them would be fun for them to see themselves represented in their own words.

Seamus

Seamus at Eight Years Old

  • favorite color: red
  • favorite food: clam chowder
  • favorite dessert: ice cream
  • favorite thing to do: play soccer
  • favorite video game: Dragonlands
  • favorite subject in school: math
  • favorite book: Middle School vs. My Life
What is the meaning of life?
  • to create more humans
What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • an engineer
What makes you happy?
  • playing with my friends
What are you afraid of?
  • I don’t know.
If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
  • to get more Christmas presents than my brother.
What is the funniest word?
  • woo-she-gaga
What is the hardest thing to do?
  • running around blind in the night
What is the easiest thing to do?
  • breathe
What is the best thing in the world?
  • Toys or Toy’r’us
What is the worst thing in the world?
  • Gilbert
What makes you mad?
  • Gilbert when he’s messing around–when he’s wins a game he celebrates and says, “You lost, you lost!”
What is the meaning of love?
  • happiness
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
  • Spend some on toys. Save the rest.
Gilbert

Gilbert at Seven Years Old

  • favorite color: blue
  • favorite food: waffles
  • favorite dessert: ice cream
  • favorite thing to do: play Pokemon
  • favorite video game: Pokemon
  • favorite subject in school: math
  • favorite book series: Harry Potter
What is the meaning of life?
  • Cause I wanted humans to be in the world.
What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • I don’t know.
What makes you happy?
  • Pokemon cards.
What are you afraid of?
  • nothing
If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
  • every Pokemon in the world
What is the funniest word?
  • woo-she-gaga
What is the hardest thing to do?
  • to eat 12 boxes of cereal in 5 minutes
What is the easiest thing to do?
  • eat in a box of cereal in 5 minutes
What is the best thing in the world?
  • Pokemon
What is the worst thing in the world?
  • My feet.
What makes you mad?
  • Seamus when he annoys me.
What is the meaning of love?
  • giggle–giggle-giggle (no answer)
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
  • Save it.

 

Porter

Porter at Three Years Old–In his own words.

  • favorite color: blue
  • favorite food: noodles and soy sauce
  • favorite dessert: brownies and cookies like Cookie Monster
  • favorite thing to do: make cookies
  • favorite video game: Robin Hood
  • favorite subject in school: eat food (snacktime)
  • favorite book: Robin Hood, and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
What is the meaning of life?
  • I don’t know.
What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • an M&M
What makes you happy?
  • soy sauce
What are you afraid of?
  • a lion, and the dark when I go in the dark
If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
  • a donkey!
What is the funniest word?
  • woo-she-gaga! (From Olivia and the Missing Toy)
What is the hardest thing to do?
  • make a Christmas tree
What is the easiest thing to do?
  • make Harlan’s Head
What is the best thing in the world?
  • Make toys
What is the worst thing in the world?
  • make toys
What makes you mad?
  • Harlan stealing my toys.
What is the meaning of love?
  • Make toys
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
  • Make Toys

 

Harlan

Harlan at One Year

  • favorite color: blue
  • favorite food: peanut butter, cheese
  • favorite dessert: anything!
  • favorite thing to do: put balls in the dump truck
  • favorite book: Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? 
What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • Dada or ME!
What makes you happy?
  • big GRIN
What are you afraid of?
  • Mama leaving the house.
What is the funniest word?
  • WAH! (Then he laughs!)
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