Monday, February 4, 2008

An Interview with Henry

Since today is Henry's birthday, I thought I'd take an idea from my friend, Scrap Chair Potato, and interview him. Here is the interview, exactly as it went down:
  • Me: Henry, I'd like to ask you a few questions. Would you sit down with me for a minute?
  • Henry: OK. Whaddaya want to know?
  • Me: How old are you today?
  • Henry: Six.
  • Me: What do you want for your birthday?
  • Henry: (Thinking) A hug.
  • Me: How old is Mommy?
  • Henry: That's a hard one. Hmmm, uh, I know! You're 20. (Good boy!)
  • Me: How old is Daddy?
  • Henry: 35. (Hee hee)
  • Me: What's your favorite book?
  • Henry: Mmmm, my . . . . it's the ones that you let me read. All of them.
  • Me: What do you like to do when you have free time?
  • Henry: Well, I like to jump on the trampoline!
  • Me: What do you like best about kindergarten?
  • Henry: Everything.
  • Me: Can you be more specific?
  • Henry: Yes. (Pause) Actually, no. Everything, really!
  • Me: What do you like best about Tiger Academy?
  • Henry: Our field trips!
  • Me: What's your favorite food?
  • Henry: That one's hard. Every food I like. I like chicken . . . . (drops off.)
  • Me: What food do you hate?
  • Henry: Everything Kimball likes. Is that a good answer? Almost everything Kimball likes, like broccoli and corn on the cob.
  • Me: What's your favorite chore?
  • Henry: My favorite chore? What's my favorite chore? (as if he loves all of them,) OK. Doing the laundry.
  • Me: What's your favorite thing to do with Daddy?
  • Henry: Have Science Friday.
  • Me: What's your favorite thing to do with me?
  • Henry: Have homeschool. . . no, actually, not have homeschool. It's actually doing the white board time.
  • Me: What do we call that?
  • Henry: I don't know.
  • Me: What's good about having brothers and sisters?
  • Henry: Um, um, um, I don't know.
  • Me: Do you like it?
  • Henry: Yes, I just don't know why.
  • Me: How many brothers and sisters do you wish you had?
  • Henry: 100.
  • Me: Where would they all sleep?
  • Henry: We'd move to a place with 100 beds. Actually, 6. I'd like 6. At least 6. And when I'm 7 years old, then I'll want 7. Then, 8, then 9, then 10, then 11, then . . . .12! Didn't you promise me a piece of gum earlier?
  • Me: In a minute. What's your favorite TV show?
  • Henry: Magic School Bus.
  • Me: What's your favorite song?
  • Henry: Home on the Range.
  • Me: Since when? (I've never heard him sing it or listen to it . . . )
  • Henry: Since I've seen The Rescuers Down Under.
  • Me: OK. What's your favorite movie?
  • Henry: It's The Rescuers Down Under.
  • Me: What's your favorite color?
  • Henry: Red, blue, and green. But I like blue the most. Actually, blue.
  • Me: What's your favorite number?
  • Henry: 61!
  • Me: Do you have a favorite word?
  • Henry: No.
  • Me: What do you like to do best when you're outside?
  • Henry: I already told you!! Jump on the trampoline!
  • Me: Sorry. What's your favorite sport?
  • Henry: Soccer. I thought you already knew that. I play soccer!
  • Me: What do you think will be the best part about being six?
  • Henry: I don't know. OK. How many more quizzes?
  • Me: Last one. Where's your favorite family vacation?
  • Henry: Nana's house. And Disneyland. And Sea World.
  • Me: (Hiding my laughter) Anywhere else?
  • Henry: Yes. Monterey. Those are a lot of favorite places, huh?
  • Me: Yes. Thanks for the interview Henry. Happy Birthday! I love you.
  • Henry: Can I go play now?


Rebecca said...

That's too, too cute. He's a pretty articulate little guy!

They're such fun at that age. Aren't you glad you can't grant his wish of 100 or 12 siblings?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Henry!!!!

WOW its alot of work being 6.... How fun for him to look back at one day...

scrap chair potato said...

I love it! I wish one of my children loved to do laundry. I wonder, did he mean his favorite word was 'no' or does he not have a favorite word? ;)

Mary Woodman said...

I can't believe he's 6!! I remember when we came to visit you in Southern Cali and he was just 6 months. Do you remember that? I LOVE the posts!! Your kids are adorable...even if they do look like Jared!! : ) Just kidding....I think your cute Jared!!
Don't be mad but I might steal the interview questions for Addy's 5th birthday, it's coming up next week. What a good idea!!

Andrea said...

That is so cute! He is a character! I think Home on the Range is pretty good song too.

mindyluwho said...

What a fun interview! I just might steal the idea.

He sure is a cute little guy.

Erika said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing :-) Henry is my favorite- -he's always good for a funny quote :-)

Rebecca said...

Two birthdays all in the same week! Cute photos. Happy Birthday Henry!

Mahina said...

that is a wonderful idea! nani turns 7 in March, maybe i'll interview her! happy birthday!

Kimberly said...

That was beyond cute! Happy Birthday Henry!

Love the sunshine... said...

Happy Birthday Henry. Michal, there is a blog you would love ... warmpiehappyhome - you have to check it out.


ps Henry I sure miss talkin' to you!

Malia said...

That was great! He's a very smart kid! Sorry I'm late but Happy Belated Birthday Henry!

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