Tuesday, October 30, 2018

On the Record: Riker at Nine

Several years ago I started a tradition of interviewing the kids on their birthdays. By asking the children the same questions every year, we'll be able to see how their personalities and interests change (or stay the same).

Riker has just turned NINE and this is his seventh birthday interview.






What are you going to be when you grow up?
Mm, I kind of want to be like a robot designer or an engineer. Or like a programmer than can program built robots.  I kinda wanna be a robotist. If you know what that means. You know how there's like a geologist; it's kind of like a robotist.

What’s that going to be like?
Putting together parts, screwing, typing, building software, building the hardware.

What are your favorite toys?
Well, I bought the Nintendo Switch and  I really like playing on that. And we basically made a fort
and my favorite toys are, well, when mom's reading at night, technically my favorite toys are fidget spinners and balls.

What is your favorite food?
I really like cinnamon buns and apple fritters, banana bread, and if you want a food, I really like sushi. And for like a lunch at my school if I'm packing, usually it would be a peanut butter and jam sandwich.

Who are your best friends?
Gabby, Arthur, Grant, Sebastian, Noah. And my cousins.

What makes you happy?
You, when you make me laugh.

What makes you sad?
Um, Ari, sometimes being annoying on my laptop and stealing my stuff. Actually that's not really sad, it's more angry.

When you dream at night, what do you dream about?
Um, I don't really know. Its hard for me to keep track of what I dream of.

What do you like to do with Daddy?
Ride my bike and build robotics and play board games.

What do you like to do with Mama?
Play games. Play tricks on her. And going out to a restaurant.

What’s your favorite color?
Blue.

What’s your favorite book?
I don't really have one right now but if I have to choose it would be Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

What does Daddy do during the day?
Sit around on his computer. Ride his bike.

What does Mama do during the day?
Things around the house.

What do you do during the day?
Build forts, play Roblox and play Minecraft on my Nintendo Switch. And go to friend's houses.

What do you want to learn or do before you turn ten?
I want to learn how to do long multiplication and long division. And how to hack Roblox.


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You can read Riker's interviews from previous years here:

On the Record: Riker at Eight

On the Record: Rike at Seven

On the Record: Riker at Six

On the Record: Riker at Five

On the Record: Riker at Four

On the Record: Riker at Three

I've shamelessly pilfered the interview idea and the questions from my friend Lauren over at Sparkling Adventures, You can read the birthday interviews of her four darling daughters here.


Monday, October 01, 2018

On the Record: Ari at Seven

Several years ago I started a tradition of interviewing the kids on their birthdays. By asking the children the same questions every year, we'll be able to see how their personalities and interests change (or stay the same).

Ari has just turned SEVEN and this is his fifth birthday interview.



What are you going to be when you grow up?
I would like to be an inventor, a grocery store seller, so I can sell my inventions and I'm going to make lots of money.

What’s that going to be like?
It's going to be fun and I'm going to think a lot.

What are your favorite toys?
Well, I like books a lot, and I like my Minecraft books and I hope I get some Magic Treehouse books.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is pizza and I like mini pizzas and I like strawberries and quesadillas.

Who are your best friends?
I like my brother Riker and I am friends with my cousin Edward and I'm friends with Oliver.

What makes you happy?
When my mom's around. And my rabbits. Cuz I love my bunnies, their names are Rosie and Posie. Rosie! Posie! Ro Po. Po Ro! Rosie, Posie!

What makes you sad?
I'm going to be sad when my bunnies die.

When you dream at night, what do you dream about?
I sometimes dream about getting Minecraft.

What do you like to do with Daddy?
I like to hug daddy and go sometimes woodworking, and hike with him, and bike with him, and kayak with him.

What do you like to do with Mama?
I like to cuddle with mama. I like to lay in bed with her. I like when she reads me books.

What’s your favorite color?
It is yellow and blue. First is yellow, then blue.

What does Daddy do during the day?
Daddy sometimes does a meadery and then he also woodworks. Usually mead, doing mead with grandpa.

What does Mama do during the day?
Spend time with me. And also mommy is so nice to me and sometimes we do stuff together.

What do you do during the day?
I cuddle with mommy and daddy. I go over to my cousin's house. I read books at my house. I play with the bunnies.

What do you want to learn or do before you turn eight?
I would like to learn cursive in second grade. I would like to read all about Minecraft and know more about Minecraft. I would like to know everything about the Magic Treehouse books.

Anything else you would like to say?
That my daddy and my mommy and my bunnies and Riker are the best things on earth.

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You can read Ari's interviews from previous years here:

On the Record: Ari at Six

On the Record: Ari at Five

On the Record: Ari at Four

On the Record: Ari at Three

I've shamelessly pilfered the interview idea and the questions from my friend Lauren over at Sparkling Adventures. You can read the birthday interviews of her four darling daughters here.