She brought home one of her first week of school activities, and I was surprised by one of the answers, in particular. When she was asked to give her happiest moment, she answered, "The day I was given a gold necklace." Amanda's Aunt Dana gave her a birthday gift when we were visiting last weekend. It's a small gold cross. It was given to her in honor of her 8th birthday, and also because she became a part of God's family and was baptized this year. We told her that it was real jewelry and she had to be careful with it. Apparently, that really made her feel special.
Here are the other prompts and her answers just as she wrote them:
Something I Do Well
Soccer. I play on _____ Soccer Team.
Something I'd Like to Improve On
I talk alot. So, not talking.
My Favorite Food
My favorate food is chicken nuggets.
Three Words that Best Describe Me
My Happiest Moment
The day I was given a gold necklace.
The Most Important Thing in my Life Now
My birthday. It's coming up!
Yes, her birthday is here. Today my firstborn baby girl is eight years old. Honestly, I can still remember the day she made me a mother.
In honor of my daughter's eighth birthday, I would like to start the Snapshot Meme. I think that having them write their answers is pretty cool, because I don't think I would have gotten the same phrasing if I had just asked, but asking is fine, too. Have one kid or some of your kids give a short answer to the following prompts:
1. Something I do well
2. Something I'd like to improve on
3. My favorite food
4. Three words that best describe me
5. My happiest moment
6. The most important thing in my life now
7. Then to the moms: Were you surprised by any of the answers?
Now tag someone with interesting, hilarious, mysterious or spunky children.
I know that some of us have just done this other meme, but come on, it's her birthday! Also, if you do it today or tomorrow, you can link to Blest's Take Your Kid to Blog Day (posts by your kids or about them) that she's hosting each Friday. I also think that this would be great for homeschoolers, because you don't get the benefit of these "back to school" kind of papers where the teacher tries to get to know her class. Some of these could make fantastic writing prompts, too.
So, in an effort to start strong and pass along the "you'll never know if you don't ask," love, I tag Katrina, Blest, Org Junkie Laura, Michelle, Laurel, and Jeannine.