Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins and Interviews... But Not Together

The conversation in this post didn't actually happen during the pictures of this post. I mean, the words and the pictures won't match. I mean, oh never mind. You'll see. I just kind of figured that the process of digging pumpkin guts out doesn't change much year to year, so rather than narrate the obvious I'm documenting a casual interview the boys and I had the other day. Got it?
Question: What's your favorite thing to do with Dad?
Grady Lee: "Wrestle!"
Micah: "Wrestle! And, mow the lawn."
Question: What's your favorite thing to do with Mom?
Grady Lee: "Run errands."
Micah: "Go to Harris Teeter."
(Note the lack of an exclamation point. They didn't use the same excitement when deciding their favorite thing to do with me.)
Question: What's your favorite animal?
Grady Lee: "A cheetah because they are the fastest animal in the whole wide world!"
Micah: "Cows because they give us milk." (Let me mention that the kid doesn't even like to drink milk.)
Question: What's your favorite Bible story?
Grady Lee: "Samson because he had big muscles and was very, very, very strong."
Micah: "Moses because he talked to a bush on fire and didn't get burned."
Question: What's your favorite food to eat?
Grady Lee: "All the fruits."
Micah: "Oatmeal and yogurt and pizza and macaroni and cheese and..." (I cut him off after the tenth item he listed.)
Question: What is your favorite sport to play?
Grady Lee: "Soccer! And sometimes bike riding."
Micah: "Metal bat baseball!" (As opposed to plastic-Little-Tikes-bat baseball.)
Question: What's your favorite thing to learn in school?
Grady Lee: "Phonics because now I can read." (Or so he thinks.)
Micah: "Numbers because I want to count to a million and hundred!"
Question: What's your favorite vacation we've taken?
Grady Lee: "Going to the beach this summer."
Micah: "Going to the beach this summer."
I love my little men. I love talking with them. I love listening to them talk. Thanks for allowing me the space to remember their simple favorites.


  1. Love, love, LOVE this interview idea...hope it's okay if I steal, ahem, recycle it! Your boys have such cute answers! Love the little insights we get from asking direct questions like this! (Sometimes insights, sometimes just the first thing that pops into their cute heads!)

  2. I don't know why but this post brought tears to my sweet to spend time with our kids and find out what's really going on in their little hearts and minds! Kuddos to you guys for taking the time to listen!!!

  3. I love the interview idea--and I am sure they'll love to read their answers again someday.