An Interview with Maia, Age 8.5

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Interview with Maia about her favorite games, books, and moreYesterday before school I interviewed both of my daughters, asking them questions about their favorite things to do, favorite books, etc, as well as what they wanted to do this summer. You may have seen Daphne’s interview yesterday.

Here is Maia’s interview ::

JEAN: What do you like to cook?

MAIA: My favorite dessert to make is strawberry crepes. My favorite healthy food to cook is pizza.

JEAN: What are your favorite things to do?

MAIA: I like to spend time with my family. And play with Daphne and her friends. And play with my friends.

JEAN: What do you like best about Daphne?

Sisters - Maia and Daphne

MAIA: Well, she’s really fun to play with. And I really like her. And sometimes I like chasing her and teaching her new things and I really like having a little sister. It’s fun. And I love her mad face. It’s so cute!

JEAN: What do you like best about Daddy?

MAIA: That he really likes to play with us. And I really like to play with him. And he always makes me feel brave.

JEAN: What do you like best about me?

MAIA: That you teach us all these cool art activities. And I think your job is really cool. And if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be here.

Maias Favorite Books

JEAN: Which books are currently your favorites?

MAIA: Smile

The Witches

The Humphrey Books

The whole Harry Potter series, at least up to #5 where we are.

An 8 year olds favorite games

JEAN: What are your favorite games?

MAIA: Catan Junior

Sleeping Queens


An 8 year olds favorite Movies

JEAN: What are your favorite movies?

MAIA: Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

The Free Willy series


Harry Potter

How to Train Your Dragon

Ice Age

JEAN: What would you like to learn how to do?


JEAN: What would you like to do this summer?

MAIA: Go for lots of hikes. Go to the beach. Go for hikes to lakes.

And for winter, I want to get a camper and go to Colorado to ski.

And there you have it. Maia’s answers about what she likes and what she wants to do.

Thanks so much for your ideas of thought-provoking questions to ask on Daphne’s interview and on my facebook page yesterday. So many great ideas! I will definitely incorporate some of them in the next round of interviews!

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  1. says

    The picture of the girls together made me cry. They are so beautiful…their spirits shine from them like warm sunshine. The interviews are precious. I wish I had done that with my daughters. What a loving and lovely thing you have done. Of course you will save the interviews printed out for them!!

  2. Hannah says

    These interviews were delightful to read, Jean. Thanks for sharing. Your daughters are so beautiful.

  3. Eliza says

    I love this! My son is currently reading the fifth Harry Potter too!! He’s inhaling that series!! I gotta admit I’m enjoying it too. Such a simple but great activity to do with kids. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  4. Stephanie says

    Great interview! I have an 8.5 y.o. son. He also loves the Humphrey books- wanted to tell you, in case Maia might be interested in doing the same, that he wrote the author, Betty G. Birney, a “fan” email a year or so ago, and she wrote him a lovely message in return. He found it so exciting that an author would write to him!

    Thank you for your wonderful site and thoughtful projects- we have enjoyed so many of them over the past few years and are looking forward to an art-filled summer.

  5. says

    That was adorable! I do not often get to stop and smell the roses these day (and by stopping and smelling the roses I mean taking time to read for pleasure) That put a big smile on my face. Makes me want to interview my own kids and write it down too so I can look back on it someday. love the painted rocks too:)