Since Finn was only 10 months old at the time, he wasn't able to participate. I decided now that it has been 2 years, I wanted to ask them the same questions to compare how things have changed in their little worlds since then. Does Ryder still have aspirations to be an ice cream truck driver? Does Bryce still think that Santa Claus is the President? We'll find out and this time I can include Finn.
Once again, here are the subjects:
First, I started off with a few easy questions.
The answers in parenthesis are their answers from 2 years ago.
1) What is your favorite movie
- Finn: "Thomas"
- Bryce: "Penguins of Madagascar" (Cars)
- Ryder: "Night at the Museum" (Despicable Me)
- Finn: "Dreams" - no idea
- Bryce: "The one that the mouse tries to hide" (Train)
- Ryder: "Can it be like the Berenstein Bears?" (The Berenstein Bears Computer Trouble)
- Finn: "Toast"
- Bryce: "Eggs" (Eggs) - the boy does love his eggs
- Ryder: "Cheeseburgers" (An apple) - like father, like son!
- Finn: "Thomas"
- Bryce: "Oh, I think that might be, actually....Flash" - his toy stuffed hamster (Thomas)
- Ryder: "Tiger" (A lion)
- Finn: "um..play toys"
- Bryce: "Can I have some juice please?" (Flowers)
- Ryder: "Baseball" (My name)
- Finn: "Baseball, Thomas, and Spongebob"
- Bryce: "Baseball" (Baseball)
- Ryder: "Baseball" (Soccer)
- Finn: "Going to the cabin"
- Bryce: "Nannan and Ma's" (Ma's)
- Ryder: "Mom Mom and Pop Pop's" (Mom Mom and Pop Pop's)
8) What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Finn: "like Jesus" - wow, what an answer from a 2 year old
- Bryce: "A dad" (An animal)
- Ryder: "A baseball player" (An ice cream truck driver)
- Finn: "Nothing"
- Bryce: "That I like to play with my mom" (Dessert)
- Ryder: "That they sometimes play with me" (Watching movies together)
- Finn: "Dad" - ahhh, now that's a good answer
- Bryce: "Ethan and Hannah" (Ryder)
- Ryder: "Ethan" (Ethan and Carter)
- Finn: "I don't know"
- Bryce: "Sin" (Picking flowers)
- Ryder: "My brothers are annoying" (Cleaning up)
- Finn: "I don't know, sand, and nothing"
- Bryce: "Blanket, pillow, and something to eat" (Thomas, a toy, and an animal)
- Ryder: "Food, water, and a baseball" (A boat, some food, and a bucket of water)
- Finn: "God and Jesus. They don't fight, they care for us and say hi"
- Bryce: "That Jesus rose again" (A birthday cake)
- Ryder: "My family" (Playing on Daddy's tablet)
- Finn: "Ryder"
- Bryce: "I don't really know, Jesus I guess" (Santa Claus)
- Ryder: "George Washington... uh, no Barack Obama" (George Washington)
- Finn: "God "
- Bryce: "He is the One Who is really powerful" (God)
- Ryder: "Our Savior" (God)
- Finn: "Go to Christmas" - I don't think he understood the question
- Bryce: "That we get to swim in the pool" (Flowers)
- Ryder: "Vacation" (Going on vacation)
- Finn: "3"
- Bryce: "30" (I can't know that) - Numbers aren't exactly his thing
- Ryder: "What? 26" (26)
- Finn: "Yes"
- Bryce: Big smile and head nod, "Yeah" (Yeah)
- Ryder: "No" - Now has his own room (No)
- Finn: "Girls go to the Rec" - YMCA
- Bryce: "Nothing" (Toys)
- Ryder: Shoulder shrug, no response (giggles... um they like play with baby dolls and watch movies that are girly)
Right now there are more important things than girls like baseball, juice, and Thomas.
- Finn: "Money in my cup" - he then proceeds to go to his room to get his cup off his shelf with his tokens inside it.
- Bryce: "Probably like everything in every store" (A big basket full of cakes)
- Ryder: "A Wii, a baseball video game, a baseball bat, a baseball field, a pool, a new DS, that's it" (The tablet that Mommy told me that was 7 inches tall)
Well I really enjoyed talking to my boys to find out how they think. As you can tell, Ryder has been pretty obsessed with baseball lately. He literally has watched the 2008 Phillies DVD "The Perfect Season" everyday for the past 2 weeks. Bryce seems to love Bible stories from church, VBS, and Awana and it shows in his answers. And Finn is a daddy's boy. Nothing wrong with that! :)
I would encourage everyone to do this with their kids. I know we hear it all the time that they grow up so fast. Well it is true. Being involved in their lives and learning about what they enjoy is a great way to build lasting relationships. God made them unique and gave us the responsibility to raise and care for them. Even if some (or most) days are chaos, let's cherish them while we can.