new year, new interview

Last January I saw this great post about doing an interview of your children every year and immediately whipped up a quick form to interview Jack (I may have also immediately purchased a binder to house this ONE interview sheet knowing FOR SURE this would be a tradition I would do year after year). It was a lot of fun to ask him the questions (I wrote down exactly what he said even if it made no sense) and I also included a box for him to draw a picture as I thought it would be fun to see how his art skills (or what he chooses to draw) change each year too.

This is his sheet from last year (I assure you that despite the fact that he says this is "our house," I do not live in a patchwork house with a bright orange door)...

The questions I ask are:
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If you could change your name, what would you choose?

What do you love about each person in your family?

Where would you want to go on vacation this year?

What are some of your wishes for this year?

This was the first year that EJ has done the interview and it was fun to see how much she really understands of life. I asked her all the favorites without explaining them and the only one she didn't "get" was what a sport was...not too shabby.

Funniest answers this year...Jack says what he loves most about me is that i'm "warm sometimes" (what?) and EJ would like to go on vacation to her new school. Also this year the kids would choose to change their names to...Jack and EJ. Guess we did alright on that whole naming thing, huh?

I highly recommend doing this project each year. It takes so little time and is so much fun. We already had a blast today comparing and contrasting Jack's two years of answers. I can only imagine how fun it will be to look back as they grow up!
tracie @ tsj photography said...

can you forward me this form again? i know you did last year ... but i'm not certain where it's at ...

Sadie said...

Heather, I love this idea. Can you possibly forward it to me also? I am wondering what sort of font that is, they use it in Gavin's school but I can't find it on my computer.

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