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5 Q’s For Kids

This week, we’re wondering how our kids think things work.  Maybe giving us a glimpse into how their minds work and how they figure something out.  I needed to expand on the question adding, “what makes it go?”   She has some basic ideas right.  I thought these were particularly fun questions which led to some impromptu lessons where Mark took the clock off the wall to show her what made the “tick tick tick” inside.

How does a clock work? it goes tick tick tick, the tick tick makes it go around

How does a train work?  it goes on the choo choo track, the engine makes it go

How does an airplane fly?   it flies in the skies, the arms of the plane do it

How does a boat work?   paddles make it go, water makes it float, water makes it sink  (a surprisingly profound answer)

How does a television work?   you turn the tv on, I don’t know  (she then went on to say, “we use our phone to paddle when the tv is in the water!” this was the hardest to get across what was meant, tried asking how we get pictures on the screen, …)

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5 Q’s For Kids

linkbuttonnoThis week the theme is about kids.  Jana was fairly quick with her answers.

What is a kid? a little boy  -we asked her, “are you a little boy?”  No.  “are you a kid?”  Yes.  She didn’t extrapolate to little girl.
What’s the best thing about being a kid? snuggles
What’s the hardest thing about being a kid?  you can’t wait
What is something a kid can do but an adult can’t?  play with my friends
How old are you when you stop being a kid?  4, I’m going to be just a girl  -Huh, remarkably similar to Finn :)

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5 Q’s for Kids

This week, the theme is questions about Dad, with an extra bonus question.  Jana was genuinely upset that there weren’t anymore questions.  She likes these small interviews.  But, since we want them to be more spontaneous, we can’t have interviews all the time, nor do I want her to be given ideas about answers to possible future questions ahead of time.  I want to see how she answers in the moment.

How old is dad? 40  -of course she gets his age correct :)Please Sleep In

What does dad do with his friends? goes to work, calls work friends, go fishing  -Dad works from home so she sees/hears him on conference calls a lot.

What does dad dream about? go fishing for a big adventure  -I had to revisit this question a few times, she initially said, “I don’t know” after a few minutes I asked again and she said, “I *still* don’t know!”  So I then waited a third time and prefaced it by asking  her to think about what she dreams about, what I dream about and then to use her imagination to figure out what Dad would dream about.

What does dad do after you go to bed? eats and watches a movie, play with a ball  -at first she said he comes down stairs and helps me clean up, which he doesn’t do, I reminded her that’s what I do and asked again what she thought Daddy did.  Daddy does eat a lot at night :)

What does dad do for fun? play with me inside when it’s raining, fly tying with me, play outside, work on his computer

What is dad’s job? work, on his computer, in his shop

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Inspired by the going back to school interview, my friend Heather over at Please Sleep In and I have decided to create a weekly questionnaire linkup for our kids and for anyone who is interested in joining in on the fun.  This week, the theme is questions about Mom.

  How old is linkbuttonnomom? 60  -well, gee, thanks, Jana… she knew Dad was 40 and grandma was 60… hrm…

  What does mom do with her friends? Play all day and knitting.

  What does mom dream about? The beach -my thoughts on the beach, *meh* it’s nice, but I certainly don’t dream about it.

  What do I do after you go to bed? Come downstairs and clean up dinner and clean up dishes then come up to bed to snuggle me    -surprisingly detailed and accurate, although there are a few hours between clean up and heading to bed.

  What do I do for fun? Play with me, go to playgroup,  knitting and  going to birthday parties. -a number of these sound shockingly like what Jana does for fun, when I tried to get her to clarify she insisted I have fun at playgroup, don’t I?


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Back To School Interview

Yeah, yeah, we’re not heading back in the traditional sense, but I saw a friend post one and thought it would be cute to see Jana’s responses. And actually, this has inspired an idea for a weekly Q&A session with our kids as a regular feature on the the blog.

What is your favorite color? Red

What is your favorite food? Waffles -this is her choice for breakfast 6 days out of seven

What is your least favorite food? Yucky Cheese -which, she loves blue cheese so I’m not sure what this constitutes

Who is your best friend? Finn and Autumn

What is your favorite song? -to which she started singing a made up song, which she does often, so I’ll say, making up songs is her favorite

What is your favorite book? A Little Prairie House: my first Little House on the Prairie books -she had a hard time deciding, so I told her to go into the other room and pick your favorite, which she chose one that has been in heavy rotation

What is your favorite thing to do with Dad? Go fishing!

What is your favorite thing to do with Mom? Play all day

What do you want to be when you grow up? You! -I am quite flattered by this one :)

What is your favorite thing you did this summer? Go to the pool -I feel bad that we didn’t make it to the pool as much this season, it just too chilly most of the summer and the water never really warmed up. So when we did go, we would be there 20-30 minutes.

What is your favorite movie? The ant movie -aka A Bug’s Life. We have a family movie night on Fridays and we’ve repeated some of the favorites. This one has been watched a few times.

What’s your favorite sport? Tennis -that is out of left field, we don’t play or watch tennis. Ever.

What is your favorite animal? Lion

What are you looking forward to about school this year? At home

Most of these are not at all surprising answers but was a fun little exercise and it will be neat to see how her answers change over time.

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