Color – Blue (Interesting…)
Animal – Cheetah
Food – Tortellini Casserole (She must not know I always hide green stuff in there.)
Clothes –Grey workout pants with the pink stripe (Because blue’s her favorite color so of course those are her favorite pants. Also why do my children hate jeans? Don’t they know that jeans are the best thing ever?)
Dog – “Auntie Anne’s little dog – she’s adorable!” (Auntie Anne’s little dog is a papillon. She may be adorable but I was thinking of getting another Great Dane for my next dog…)
Cat – Cassie! (Cassie still loves going to bed with Ivy and on nights Ivy’s not home Cassie follows me around demanding to know where she’s gone.)
Person – You and Dad and Natalie
Thing to do – biking
Thing to do inside – play with legos
Chore – Letting out the chickens and the ducks because you get to see the baby chicks and you get to see how many duck eggs are there for Clara.
Time of day – Morning or afternoon. (I will say that she is, unfortunately, the only person in the house who is truly a morning person. But since she walks around the house trying to wake people up and then getting yelled at for her troubles, that’s probably not as fun as afternoons are for her.)
Place to go – waterpark
Song – Better Dig Two (by The Band Perry) and my Songs Know What You Did in the Dark, what Jane calls the Bam Bam song (by Fall Out Boy)
Flower – Iris! No, ummmmm…. snowdrop.
Farm Animal – Ivy: “I’m trying to remember what they are called.” Me & John in unison: “There is a farm animal you don’t know what it’s called?!?” John: “Mammal or Bird?” Ivy: “It’s a chicken. What are the puff balls called?” Me: “Polish chickens.” (Phew, I was worried there for a second. Of course now I have a new concern- Polish chickens, Ivy? Really?!)
Thing about school –Daily Five (A very long explanation followed my question on what exactly that was. I’m shortening it to: different reading and writing options that they get to choose from every day.)
Friend – “Natalie – obvious.” (Please use your best “Duh Mom” voice when you read that.)
Movie – Enchanted and Secretariat
Thing to do with Clara – Nothing. (Some car rides are harder than others, they happily do many things together, just not that day.)
Thing to do with Jane – The tree game (That’s when Jane bikes toward Ivy on her tricycle and she waves a tree branch as a signal. A bit like red light, green light but with the added fun of possibly bonking your sister in the head with a giant leafy branch.)
Thing to do with Dad – Biking (Oh dear. John went running and Ivy biked along recently. I only heard about it but it sounded like a best laid plan gone terribly awry.)
Thing to do with Me – Sewing (We’ve not done that in… lets see… umm… forever.)
Book – Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Meal – Dinner
Thing to do in the car – Play with the GPS. (Probably because we let her do that for the first time just before the questions started.) Read books. (Yay for readers in the car!)
What do you want to do when you grown up? “Be a mom, but I really haven’t decided.”
Anything else? – Ivy: ‘What’s my favorite tree?” Me: “What is your favorite tree?” Ivy: “UUUUUHHHHHHHHHH………. apple” (That was a hard one I guess!)
Favorite Fruit – Wolf River apples (Yeah – we have an apple orchard, how’d you guess?)
This is the fifth year I’ve asked Ivy her favorites everytime has been remarkably enlightening and entertaining!
Here they all are:
Ivy’s Favorites at Seven Years Old
Ivy’s Favorites at Six Years Old
Ivy’s Favorites at Five Years Old
What a wonderful childhood your children have, Jessie.
Awww, well I don’t tell about the parts where I force them to do the chores while I read books and eat bon-bons! 😉
So fun to look back at these times.
I hope so, it’s already fun to look back and see how the answers have changed in just a few years!
Agreed, highly entertaining! I can hear her saying the words in my head along with your descriptions. Love it.
It’s hilarious asking the questions- the hardest part is not cracking up while I’m transcribing things!
This is beautiful! I really enjoyed reading this!
I’m glad you liked it. Sometimes I think I’ll be the only one who’ll like the “what’s your favorite…” posts- happy to see I’m wrong!
What a lovely list! Letting out the chicks and ducks is fantastic, sounds like a really nice place to live! Love the photo in the field too x
Thanks! and thanks for visiting!
I adore that you do this with them. How special for them to read them later on — teen years!! and as adults.
I hope they’ll think so and not roll their eyes too much on their moms commentary! 🙂
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