Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Interviews of a Lifetime

One part of becoming an official "blogger" is getting sucked in to other people's blogs as well.  I have accumulated a list of 13-15 blogs that I check constantly to see what other people are doing with their children, design projects, recipes and more.  Sometimes I will come across a new idea that I want to try on my own blog or in my own life.  And that's how, after reading my friend Shawna's blog post yesterday, I decided that I, too, wanted to attempt an interview with my boys.  But just as you might have guessed, it was easier said than done.

Originally I planned to write out a list of questions and ask them annually to see how they've changed, but I knew that asking Graham what his favorite book was would be rather bland as none of us have read Blaaaaaaaaa by author Laladuhbapfffffft.  So just as with parenting, I decided to wing it.

(In case you're at work, there's a summary of our interviews below the video links.  You really shouldn't be surfing the net at work, though.  Especially if you're looking at my blog.  I can't be held responsible for any boogers or loud gas that your boss might see/hear while you're viewing my site.  Don't say I didn't warn you.)

Name:  Cael
Age:  3 (soon to be 4)
Favorite Food:  Cereal (Chocolate Cheerios with regular Cheerios mixed in) ("Totos" = Cheerios)
Favorite Color:  Green
Favorite Toy:  Thomas the Train
Friends:  Mommy, Papa, Daddy, Oscar
Favorite Game:  Cards in the Basement Closet
Favorite Book:  We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Name:  Not Graham, Not Cael, Not Oscar, Not Daddy
Age:  Two (with 4 fingers, but actually one year old)
Favorite Foods:  Apple & Cheerios
Favorite Toy/Things to Do:  Trains, Balls, Crayons/Paper, Stickers, Oscar, Playing Outside
Who Loves Graham: Mama
Who's the Man:  Dada
Tricks:  High Five, Knuckles, Thumbs Up, "Oh My!", Bye-Bye

And just in case you caught the beginning of Graham's video, I most certainly did bribe him to sit still.  I highly recommend it for any scenario when you need a wiggly two four one year old to pose for a photo or perform tricks on command.  Brandy might do the same thing too, but then you have to answer to those pesky CPS agents.

Cael's video was recorded on the 4th take, but miraculously took place bribe-free.  The first three attempts were interrupted by a potty break, Mr.-Religious-fuzzy-mint-in-the-pocket-that-won't-get-the-hint-that-I'm-not-interested and lastly, a singing video that would never be.  Once that kid gets an idea in his head, there's no getting it out.  Even with a broom or by bribing it with cookies.  But I thought it was cute anyway, so feel free to check it out.

PS.  Yes, Cael has a black eye.  It's his signature thing-- I think he's had about 10 in his short life.  When reading this comment, please disregard any incriminating things I have said about the little goon.  He's a lot to take, but I'd sooner tickle him to death than hurt him.  Just saying...

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I had wanted to video tape Raya's interview too, but alas I couldn't find the video camera in my highly organized home :-)



Leave your own "ism". Cael and Graham double-dog dare you.