Every once in awhile at dinner time, Kyle or I will call out: "Ok guys, it's Q&A time! If you have a question, we have an answer." I said it last night when we were all finishing up our Shepherd Pie (yum!) and then I just looked around expectantly at the kids.
Isaac said: Why don't you ask us a question.
Okey dokey. So I started with Chloe: What is your absolute favorite thing to do?
(That was insightful and I told her so. (Then I explained what insightful means.) She's always singing, but frankly I never realized the depth of her passion for it.)
Elena's answer didn't surprise me. In fact, it was so unsurprising, I don't remember it. No clue what I asked her. (how embarrassing)
Isaac: What is your favorite part of having your cousins here all week?
-playing basketball with Max
(I've been reading a book about raising boys and it taught me not to expect a boy younger than 13 to speak or think in anything less than concrete terms, so I wasn't disappointed in his brief answer. Last week, I would've been.)
Kyle asked Daniel and Lydia what their favorite movie was. They both answered something they'd seen within the last 48 hours. Go figure.
Maya: If you could have anything you wanted, no matter how much it costs, what would you want?
She thought about it briefly and then said: I'd go see Jesus. Even if it meant I'd have to die, that's what I want.