Thursday, July 18, 2019

This is Eight… Jacob’s Birthday Interview

Jacob’s birthday is right around the corner so it’s time for all of the birthday posts to commence!  I ask both of the kids the same 30 questions each year right before each of their birthdays and I record them so they’ll be able to look back on their answers one day.  It’s amazing to see how their answers vary each year, but what’s even crazier is how some things never change. 

Here’s the interview from July 15, 2019.

P.S. I totally dropped the ball on taking pictures so I literally snapped these as he was getting ready for bed last night... those are his PJs.  Haha.

1.      What is your favorite toy?  “My favorite toy is, ummmm, my Transformers.”
2.      What is your favorite stuffed animal?  “Star.”  (His triceratops that my brother gave him when he was tiny.  I don’t think he’s ever said this before.  He’s never really been attached to any particular stuffed animal, but Star is one of the ones who’s always in the bed with him each night.)
3.      What is your favorite game?  “Um, like video game or board game or outside game?”  Me: “Anything.”  Jacob: “Zelda.”  (He and B and Olivia have been playing that on Sunday afternoons for several months now and he is obsessed.)
4.      What is your favorite sport?  “Baseball.”  (Definitely a new development from this past year!  He’s always played and loved soccer, but this year he suddenly started loving baseball and we’re rolling with it.  He’ll be starting little league in the fall.)
5.      What is your favorite book?  “Ummmm, myyyy 5000 Awesome Facts!”  (Same answer as last year!  He does love that book.)
6.      What is your favorite TV show?  “Um, Rescue Bots.”  (He’s rekindled his love for this show just in recent weeks.  He loved it when he was little but hadn’t watched it in a couple of years until just a few weeks ago.)
7.      What is your favorite movie?  “Um… hmmmm… Lego Movie.”
8.      What is your favorite song?  “Horses in the Back!”  (Hahahaha.  Not surprised by this at all.)
9.      What is your favorite band or singer?  “Um, who sings Horses in the Back?” Me: “Lil’ Nas X.”  Jacob: “Lil’ Nas X.”  (Hahahaha.  Even though that’s literally the only song we know by him.)
10. What is your favorite holiday?  “Mmm, Christmas!”
11. What is your favorite season?  “Mmmm… hmmmm.  Spring.  Or no, FALL!”  (My kind of guy!)
12. What is your favorite color?  “Um, yellow.”  Me: “What?”  Jacob: “Mmmm hmmm, yellow.  Red is my third favorite color now.”  Me: “Then what’s your second favorite color?”  Jacob: “Green… why do you have to do this profile thing?”  Me: “I’m just doing this little interview so you can look back on it one day.”  Jacob in a sarcastic voice: “Did you type: This is Seven… Jacob’s Birthday Interview?”  Me: “I typed This is Eight since you’re about to be eight!”
13. What is your favorite animal?  “Mmmmm, snake!”  (Whyyyy.)
14. What is your favorite shirt?  “My Voltron one.”  (That he never wears.  Little does he know, though, he’s getting a new one for his birthday.)
15. What is your favorite fruit?  “Mmmmm… hmmmm… grapes.”  (Pretty true… it’s about the only fruit he’ll eat these days besides blackberries and kiwi.)
16. What is your favorite vegetable?  “Um, carrots.  The cooked ones like a circle that you make.”  (He does love my honey glazed carrots!)
17. What is your favorite snack?  “Um, oatmeal bar.”  Me: “Huh??  What is that?”  Jacob: “Remember that thing that has oatmeal in it… you know those oatmeal patties… what are they called?  Grazens?”  Me: Lol and totally lost… “Oatmeal Cream Pies??”  Jacob: “YES!”  Me: “You’ve probably only eaten one of those in your entire life and it was years ago!”  Jacob: “No, actually Honey Buns!”  Me: “Since when do we eat Honey Buns as a snack??”  Jacob: “I used to eat them in extended day.”  Me: Still stumped but whatever.
18. What is your favorite treat?  “Treat like candy?”  Me: “Anything – candy or cake or ice cream...”  Jacob: “That’s hard!  I guess, can I do Blizzard?”  Me: “Of course!”  Jacob: “Then, Sour Patch Blizzard!”
19. What is your favorite drink?  “Ummmm, lemonade.  No, Powerade.”
20. What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?  “Mmmm… hmmmm… I don’t know.”  Me: “Well is like something Mommy cooks or somewhere we go out to eat?”  Jacob: “Somewhere we go out to eat… mac and cheese!”  (Again, what??)
21. What is your favorite restaurant?  “Ummmm… uhhhh… El Carrizzo.”  (Truth.  Our favorite Mexican restaurant.)
22. Who is your best friend?  “Um, Jack.” 
23. What makes you feel happy?  “Ummmm… when it’s my birthday.”  (Well you’re in luck!)
24. What makes you feel sad?  “Um, peeing.”  (Well, I knew the conversation would take a turn south at some point… it just took longer than I thought it would.  Lol.)  Me: “Jacoooob.”  Jacob: “Okay, not peeing.  When Olivia kicks me.”  (Yep, second year running.  She’s always beating up on him.  Sigh.)
25. What are you afraid of?  “Um… hmmmm… I don’t know.”  Me: “So you’re not afraid of anything?”  Jacob: “I don’t think so.  Except for when I see a cheetah.  Like when I’m out in the wild and I see a real live cheetah.  Or a lion or a tiger.  If I see anything dangerous in real life then, yeah, I’m scared.  A snake I could just step on, though.  So I don’t have to be afraid of it.”  (Lolololol.  Because we see so many cheetahs in the wild.  #ObviouslyNever)
26. What are you thankful for?  Olivia then comes in my office after her shower and jumps in the convo: “Ummmm YOU?”  Jacob: “My family.”  Me: “Anything else, buddy?”  Jacob: “Um, my house.  And Maui.”
27. What are you really good at?  “Mmmm, running.”   
28. What is your best memory?  “When I threw up.”  Me: -_-  Jacob: “Ummmm, I don’t know.”  Me: “We sure have done lots of fun things...”  Jacob: “DISNEY WORLD!  And my favorite ride at Disney World was that haunted house one.”  (Disney World was his answer last year, too.)
29. What do you want to be when you grow up?  “Mmmm… maybe a Disney World employee?”  (Second year running as well!  He wants to design the rides.)
30. If you could have one wish, what would it be?  “Hmmmm… that I could make a wish.”  Me: “You would be making a wish, goober.”  Jacob: “I wish that I could make a wish.  Hahahaha.”  Me: Sigh.  “So you don’t want to wish for anything?”  Jacob: “Yeah… I wish I could be Voltron!”  (Keep dreaming, buddy!)

Happy almost birthday, Boo Boo!  Five days to go!


  1. Dying at his sarcasm, haha! These are so great and will be so fun to look back on!

  2. Haha, these are so funny. My favorite part is "did you type this is 7?"


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