1st Day of School Questions!

Happy Monday, friends!  If you’ve read my blog for any length of time then you know…my favorite day of the entire year is coming up this week!  I love September 1st so much 😉 .  It just gets me excited about fall, pumpkins, football, hayrides, Halloween, twinkle lights, carols, Santa and all of that other stuff we have left to celebrate this 2019.  Anyone else????  I’m so excited!

Today, I’m sharing my kiddos’ answers to their 1st Day of School questions.  Every year, on the first day of school, I ask them these questions.  It’s always so funny to see how their answers change every year.  Even though Madeley doesn’t start school until September 3, I’m including her answers too.  Some of their answers really made me laugh this year!

Here you go!  Do you think they’ll let me still ask them these questions when they’re in high school?  #doubtful 😉

1. How old are you?
10 almost 11
2. What is your favorite color?
green
3. What is your favorite food?
lasagna and sour gummies
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Jessie
5. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas
6. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
go to Starbucks
7. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
play volleyball
8. What is your favorite thing to do with your siblings?
play outside
9. What are you most excited about this year in school?
my new volleyball team
10. What are you most nervous about this year in school?
being a hitter on my new volleyball team
11. What do you want to be when you grow up?
a pediatrician for kids with cancer
12. What is your favorite movie?
Dumbo
13. What is your favorite toy/stuffed animal?
Jefferson
14. What is your favorite thing to wear?
My first day of school dress and holiday clothes
15. Who are you going to marry when you grow up?
I’m not answering that question.
16. What are you going to name your kids when you grow up?
That’s a secret.

1. How old are you?
9
2. What is your favorite color?
orange
3. What is your favorite food?
pizza
4. What is your favorite TV show?
watching the Yankees
5. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas
6. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
cook
7. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
play sports
8. What is your favorite thing to do with your siblings?
play upstairs
9. What are you most excited about this year in school?
to see my friends
10. What are you most nervous about this year in school?
nothing
11. What do you want to be when you grow up?
a baseball player and then a corporate attorney
12. What is your favorite movie?
Captain America Civil War
13. What is your favorite toy/stuffed animal?
nerf guns
14. What is your favorite thing to wear?
Yankee shirts
15. Who are you going to marry when you grow up?
I don’t know???
16. What are you going to name your kids when you grow up?
No clue

1. How old are you?
6 (side note, she’s 7, hahaha!)
2. What is your favorite color?
pink
3. What is your favorite food?
Chinese food
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Descendants 3
5. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas
6. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
Going shopping
7. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
Go to his office
8. What is your favorite thing to do with your siblings?
Play with them
9. What are you most excited about this year in school?
Going on a field trip
10. What are you most nervous about this year in school?
I’m scared you won’t get picked to go on my field trip. (It’s a lottery system.)
11. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A teacher
12. What is your favorite movie?
Aladdin
13. What is your favorite toy/stuffed animal?
All of my stuffed animals
14. What is your favorite thing to wear?
The leopard dress you gave me.
15. Who are you going to marry when you grow up?
I don’t know?
16. What are you going to name your kids when you grow up?
Shay

1. How old are you?
4
2. What is your favorite color?
pink
3. What is your favorite food?
orange chicken and pancakes
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Peppa Pig
5. What is your favorite holiday?
Halloween and Christmas
6. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
play with you
7. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
play outside
8. What is your favorite thing to do with your siblings?
play with stuffed animals
9. What are you most excited about this year in school?
my birthday
10. What are you most nervous about this year in school?
Ashby not playing with me
11. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Jasmine (from Aladdin)
12. What is your favorite movie?
Dora the Explorer
13. What is your favorite toy/stuffed animal?
Vampirina
14. What is your favorite thing to wear?
My star jacket
15. Who are you going to marry when you grow up?
Mommy
16. What are you going to name your kids when you grow up?
Madeley
One more week of school before that glorious three day weekend.  I’m already excited about it!
Happy Monday!
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  • Erika Slaughter August 26, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Hahahahaha!! I think we should ask Ashby and Madeley more questions. They had some funny answers! 🙂

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 26, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Oh my gosh, I love how Ashby got her age wrong! So cute haha!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  • Mother of 3 August 26, 2019 at 5:33 am

    So cute! I used to do interviews with my boys when they were younger too.. one year one of the boys told me he wanted to be some sort of animal when he grew up. I didn’t even explain that that’s not how that works as I thought it was the funniest answer ever.

  • Nadine August 26, 2019 at 6:23 am

    A lottery system for a field trip? What in the world? You must explain that one. I live in Texas, and at our elementary school, which has 1300 kids, the PTA pays for field trips. But we pay for everyone. And everyone gets to go.

    • Mix and Match Mama August 26, 2019 at 7:34 am

      So many parents volunteer but they can only take a certain number on the buses with them, so your name goes into a drawing to be picked.

      • Amy J August 26, 2019 at 9:52 am

        That’s so interesting! I live South of Dallas in Waxahachie. We aren’t even allowed to ride on the school buses to field trips.

        • Mix and Match Mama August 26, 2019 at 12:01 pm

          You aren’t? We are! The number of parents depends on what type of field trip/how many kids.

  • Lori Reggio August 26, 2019 at 6:43 am

    So precious! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Ashley August 26, 2019 at 7:16 am

    “I’m not answering that question.” Hahahaha! And poor Ashby afraid of field trips, I remember being that nervous kiddo too Ashby, you’ll do great!

    • Jennifer Gould August 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Ashby is going to name one of her kids Shay. 😭😭😭

  • Amanda Wilson August 26, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Freaking cute!!

    • Constance August 26, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      Omgosh.. madeley wants to be jasmine!!! Dying. So adorable!

  • Elspeth August 26, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Love these first day of school questions! So fun and great to see how they change from year to year!
    http://www.elspethsdaybyday.com

  • Rebecca Jo August 26, 2019 at 8:11 am

    My favorite thing – Smith not being nervous about anything!!! Go buddy go!!!
    I love when kids say they’re going to marry mommy – how precious is that.

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams August 26, 2019 at 8:48 am

    These are always so fun to read!! It’s a great tradition you have. Love that Madeley said she wanted to name her kids Shay lol

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

    • Grace August 26, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Hi! Do your kids that love Dumbo and Alladin have as favorites the original Disney movies or remakes that recently came out? Love these interviews!!

      • Mix and Match Mama August 27, 2019 at 4:35 am

        Ohhhhh good question! Since the remakes, they’ve been watching the originals at home, so I didn’t ask them to elaborate but it could have gone either way.

  • Liz Thorson August 26, 2019 at 8:59 am

    ❤️So much fun and interesting, too! Smith seems like such a confident, happy, laid back boy! He must be such a terrific child to raise and I can better understand why he is each of your kids’ favorite sib! I love Kensington’s pre-teen answers! and each of the kids’ favorite thing to do with you, Andrew and their sibs!

  • Ashley August 26, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I was hoping Ashby would say Bowen to the “who will you marry” question!!!

  • Ralinn August 26, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I loved reading their answers. They each have their own love of how they spend time with you and Andrew.

  • Debbie August 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

    So cute that Ashby wants to name her child after her mommy. Very sweet! ❤️❤️

  • Debbra Weber August 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Awwww, thank you for sharing and for the giggles to start the work week!

  • Sarah Benson August 26, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I think I had a tear in my eye when I read that Ashby wanted to name her kid, “SHAY.” Um…so sweet!!! I loved all their answers. What a great memory to make.

    • Mix and Match Mama August 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      Did you know that the letters for SHAY are in ASHBY? 😉

  • Sheaffer Sims August 26, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Love this! Sweet answers from sweet kids!

  • Sonia August 26, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I was so ready for Ashby to say Bowen for the “Who Are You Going to Marry When You Grow Up?” question. Just me?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      I think they’re to that “we’re best friends so that would be gross” age now 😉 .

  • briana August 26, 2019 at 9:49 am

    I love that Smith wants to be specifically a corporate attorney. Get it, Smith!

    briana | youngsophisticate.com

    • Mix and Match Mama August 26, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      It’s all of those John Grisham books for kids he’s been reading!!

  • Narci August 26, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Oh my stars! haha! I laughed so hard at Madeley’s answers! Too cute! Love these interviews every year. 🙂

  • Sandy Manning August 26, 2019 at 11:04 am

    It’s so cute to see what the kids say! It’s funny how you love September 1 so much that is my husband and my anniversary. So next Sunday we will be married 40 years.

  • Karen August 26, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Aw, love their cute answers to these questions! Thanks for sharing!

  • Deena August 26, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I loved their answers! I wish I had thought of that when my kids were young.

  • Holley@BeeSimplyOrganized.com August 26, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Shay, these answers are always sooo cute! The one’s I cracked up at-Ashby naming her kiddo Shay so sweet, Madeley being nervous that Ashby won’t play with her, sweet girl, so cute that Smith wants to be a Corporate Attorney, and I love K’s answers Pediatrician, her kid’s names are a secret! They are all just too cute!

  • Rebecca Purdie August 26, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    They are precious!!!!

  • Rebecca Purdie August 26, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Today was our first day of school in Greensboro NC.
    I’m a first grade teacher (32 years). I have 9 girls and 9 boys.
    Hope your kids have a wonderful year!

  • Sara August 26, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Ashby’s already lying about her age….such a woman! LOL

  • Kacy M August 26, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Ashby naming her kid “Shay”… I cried

  • Brooke Richardson August 26, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Libby loves Dora too! Also Kensington’s answer to what she wants to be when she grows up. 😭😭😭

  • Kim C August 27, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Ahhh! I can’t believe it’s almost September! I already have my fall decorations up 🤭 it’s been in the 70s for almost a week and school started so I figured what’s the harm 🤷🏻‍♀️
    And your kiddos have the best and sweetest hearts! ♥️ Can’t wait to see what great things they do!