I used to ask the kids questions at the end of each year and it was super fun to go back and read their answers. They haven't been interested in letting me do it the past few years, so I tried again this year. They actually cooperated!
A, age 10
B, age 7
What is your favorite thing to wear?
A: tennis shoes
B: pj pants
What is one thing you learned this year?
A: I learned how to drive the 4 wheeler with Daddy.
B: How to drive the Gator.
How do you like to spend your spare time?
A: Watching TV.
B: Play video games.
What are you really good at?
What's the last book you read?
A: Dork Diaries
B: Dog Man
What did you love most about this year?
A: Going to Florida.
B: The best thing about this year is that we got another new puppy. That's the best thing.
What is your favorite TV show?
A: Fuller House
B: Troll Hunters
What do you think makes a person good looking?
A: Their hair.
B: I don't know.
What will you be doing 10 years from now?
A: Finding a house in Colorado.
B: Going to high school and learning.
Tell me about a funny time in your life.
A: When, at your doctor's office, I left Brecken in the elevator. He just said, "Help" very quietly before the door closed.
B: When I scared Daddy so hard. I got him back for what he did when he scared me. I cried to death.
What is the grossest thing you can think of?
A: Butternut Squash
Name two places we should go on vacation in 2018.
A: Colorado and Disney World
B: Holiday Island and Topeka
What is the best thing about being 10?
A: You are finally double digits!
What is the worst thing about being 10?
A: I guess everyone expects a little more of you.
What is the best thing about being 7?
B: You get a lot of stuff.
What is the worst thing about being 7?
What is the nicest thing you did for someone this year?
A: I donated quarters to the Salvation Army. It just felt good after I did it.
B: Help pick up the drawing pads that fell at the store.
What is one word to describe you?
What will you do when you grow up?
A: I will become the greatest Navy Seal, astronaut or artist that ever lived. And move to Colorado.
B: I would be a vet.
Any goals for 2018?
A: Stop watching so much TV and just play.
B: Nope. Except to beat Disco Kid on Punch Out. (At this point he wants me to leave him alone)
Here are a couple of old reflections to keep you entertained: