Monday, July 19, 2021

This is Ten… Jacob’s Birthday Interview

Jacob will be ten this week, y’all.  Ten.  I can hardly believe it.  As per usual, we did his birthday interview last week, and I asked him the same 30 questions he’s been answering every year since he was four.  As always, my commentary is in parenthesis.  

Here’s the interview from July 16, 2021.

1.    What is your favorite toy?  “Legos.” (I have a feeling this will be his response to this question for years to come.)

2.    What is your favorite stuffed animal?  “Uh, Curt.”  (His stuffed wolf that he bought as a souvenir from our mountain trip a couple of years ago… he named it “Curt” after the waterfall in North Georgia that was named “Curtis.”  I honestly didn’t even remember that a waterfall was named Curtis.)

3.    What is your favorite game?  “Bingo Deluxe!”  (Olivia just received that from a sweet reader after she broke her arm and the kids have been loving it.)

4.    What is your favorite sport?  “My favorite sport is baseball.”

5.    What is your favorite book?  “Minecraft Megatropolis.”  (I’m not even sure which book he’s referring to, but after three years in a row of him saying 5,000 Awesome Facts, we finally got a different answer to this question.)

6.    What is your favorite TV show?  “Uh, Walk the Prank.”  (He and Olivia are obsessed with this show.)

7.    What is your favorite movie?  “Um, that’s a hard one… I don’t know.”  Me: “What are some of your favorites?”  Jacob: “How to Train Your Dragon, Pirates of the Caribbean.”  Me: “Anything else?”  Jacob: “Uhhhh… no.” 

8.    What is your favorite song?  “Without You… the version without the cuss words.”  (LOL.  He and Olivia both love the song Without You by Kid Leroi, but when I downloaded it, I downloaded the explicit version, so now I have to turn down the volume every time he says a bad word.  They play the version with Miley Cyrus on the radio all the time now, and the kids don’t like that version either… they only like the one with him alone.)

9.    What is your favorite band or singer?  “Um… this one is hard, too.”  Olivia interjects to troll me and say: “Do not say Dave Matthews Band!”  (Then she gives me a mischievous look.)  Me, ignoring her  and continuing my conversation with Jacob (LOL): “Who out there sings lots of songs that you like?”  Jacob: “Ed Sheeran!”  (Second year running he responded with Ed.  We love him.  And now Olivia is belting out Bad Habits and Jacob declares that his second favorite song.  Haha.)

10. What is your favorite holiday?  “Christmas!  Oh wait, does birthday count?”  Me: “Your birthday isn’t technically a holiday…”  Jacob: “Christmas then.”

11. What is your favorite season?  “Spring.  And fall.  Tied.  Summer is too hot, and winter is too cold.”  (I couldn’t agree more!!)

12. What is your favorite color?  “Um, green and blue – tied.”  (This has changed from red.)

13. What is your favorite animal?  “Um, I don’t know, maybe a shark or a snake.  Or a dog.”  (Eek!  He better not ever ask for a pet snake.  Lol.)

14. What is your favorite shirt?  “Uh, Under Armour.”  (Yep, always an athletic shirt.  He hates all other shirts.  Lol.)

15. What is your favorite fruit?  “Fruit?  Uhhhh, watermelon.”

16. What is your favorite vegetable?  “Carrot.”  (Even though he will only eat them prepared one way, and one way only – cooked in the honey glazed sauce that I make.)

17. What is your favorite snack?  “Rice Crispy Treat.” 

18. What is your favorite treat?  “My favorite treat… Jolly Ranchers and Starburst… I like fruity stuff.” 

19. What is your favorite drink?  “Uh, orange juice.” 

20. What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?  “Breakfast.”  Me: “You’d rather have breakfast than a hamburger??”  Jacob: “Oh, I didn’t know I could choose something from a restaurant.”  Me: “Yes, any type of food!”  Jacob: “Hamburger!” 

21. What is your favorite restaurant?  “<Our favorite local pub near our church> when we eat there.  And when we don’t eat there, Five Guys.”  (I left the name of the local restaurant out for privacy reasons, but yes, he loves eating there and Five Guys because he loves burgers!)

22. Who is your best friend?  “Jack and Julian.” 

23. What makes you feel happy?  “Friends and family and toys and Legos.”

24. What makes you feel sad?  “Um, getting hurt.  Dying.  The devil.  Olivia being mean to me.  Punching me.  Stuff like that.”  (Lol, I’m not sure Olivia has ever punched him… hit, yes, but punch, no.)

25. What are you afraid of?  “Robbers.  Wild animals if I meet them.”  Me: “Anything else?”  Jacob: “I think that’s all.”

26. What are you thankful for?  “Um, family, friends, house, and Maui.  And toys.  And TV and video games.” 

27. What are you really good at?  “Art, architecture, um… science, math.”  (He has been talking about wanting to be an architect a bit lately, and he loves building things with his Legos so that’s where that came from.)      

28. What is your best memory?  “Uh, Disney World!”  (Third year running!  I think it made an impression.)

29. What do you want to be when you grow up?  “Um, architect.  Wait, do architects make a lot of money?”  Me: “Oh yes, I think they do.”  Jacob: “Then architect.”  (Apparently, he only wants a job that makes lots of money.  Haha.  Also, this is the first time in three years that he hasn’t mentioned wanting to be a Disney employee and design rides for them.)

30. If you could have one wish, what would it be?  “Uh, to have a trillion dollars!”  (He’s got his mind on his money and his money on his mind apparently.)

 Happy almost birthday to my favorite Boo!! 

*Linking up with My Glittery HeartThe Other Side of the Road, and The Sirois Family for Hello Monday.


  1. So fun reading these answers and seeing how they change as he gets older.

    1. I know, he's so serious now compared to when we first started all those years ago!

  2. Very fun to see his answers! You never give him hamburgers for dinner at home? lol.

  3. Gosh, filled up both hands!! How fun! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  4. A trillion dollars. So cute. And being an architect. I can’t believe he will be 10 soon!

  5. LOL at the version without the cuss words - great kid! Happy happy birthday and wow to a whole decade :-D

    Green Fashionista

  6. These are so fun! Happy Birthday Jacob!


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