Our Five Ring Circus: The Kids Behind The Blog: July Edition

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Kids Behind The Blog: July Edition

The Kids Behind The Blog

Happy Wednesday, my friends! I can't believe it's already time for another edition of The Kids Behind The Blog. I ask the questions, and my little tribe answers candidly. It's one of my favorite featured posts each month!

Nothing marks the passing of time quite like this monthly interview. Each month seems to fly by faster than the one before. Next month, when I interview my four kids, Lily will be 6 and Liam will be days away from celebrating his 4th Birthday. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry! 

Even though Dylan is just months away from becoming a teenager and Lexie is in the tween years, they are still willing participants. Their answers aren't quite as funny as their younger siblings, but I have high hopes that they will continue to answer my questions. (Come on, crew. Do it for your mom!)

Dylan - Age 12 / Alexandria - Age 10 / Liliana - Age 5 / Liam - Age 3

What do you need to make s’mores?

LIAM: "More!" (Mom Thoughts: He isn't wrong. There's never enough!)

LILY: "Ummm. Two crackers and chocolate and a marshmallow and then you put it in the microwave! I'm the longest!" (Mom Thoughts: Just a typical incredibly detailed answer from Lily. S'mores in the microwave? Guilty.)

LEXIE: "You need chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers." (Mom Thoughts: Keeping it simple. I like it!)

DYLAN: "Graham Crackers, Hershey's chocolate, marshmallows, a fire and a stick." (Mom Thoughts: Dylan is in charge of making S'mores from now on. He got this!)

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What is your favorite summertime treat?

LIAM: "Paw-oools." AKA popsicles. (Mom Thoughts: He isn't kidding. The kid is addicted!)

LILY: "It might be...strawberry cake! With rainbow sprinkles!" (Mom Thoughts: Well, this is random.)

LEXIE: "Ice cream and popsicles!" (Mom Thoughts: Covering all bases. Well played, Lex, well played!)

DYLAN: "Popsicles by far!" (Mom Thoughts: Frozen yogurt or gelato is superior. Just saying.)


Would you rather fly in an airplane or ride on a ship?

LIAM: "Fly!" (Mom Thoughts: The Toddler Tornado on an airplane is a TERRIBLE idea!)

LILY: "Umm, fly in an airplane." (Mom Thoughts: She has never been on a plane and always asks to fly!)

LEXIE: "I would...ride on a ship!" (Mom Thoughts: Playing it safe. I'm not surprised.)

DYLAN: "Ride on a ship." (Mom Thoughts: He would probably be steering the ship.)


Mom Thoughts: Okay, who stole my daughter and replaced her with a teenager?!?

How would you change the world if you could?

LIAM: "I would!" *flashes a huge smile* (Mom Thoughts: I have no doubt, buddy. You already are! #mysmilewillchangetheworld is a thing!)

LILY: "I can change it to an ice cream world so we can eat everything because it's ice cream. Even the door. Even the water!" (Mom Thoughts: I foresee an incredibly sticky mess.)

LEXIE: "I would change the world by making Bernie Sanders, my pet bunny, the president." (Mom Thoughts: Yes, her bunny really is named Bernie Sanders.)

DYLAN:  "Make there be peace. It just needs to be peaceful." (Mom Thoughts: I agree.)


Mom Thoughts: Again...where did my baby go. He looks JUST like a teenager now!

What comes after summer?

LIAM: "Water." (Mom Thoughts: Perhaps I need to add working on seasons to his IEP goals in the morning!)

LILY: "Christmas. No. It's Fall." (Mom Thoughts: She's already starting to sound more mature. Stop growing up so fast, LilyBug!)

LEXIE: "FALL!" (Mom Thoughts: Couldn't stump her with this one. Haha!)

DYLAN: "Fall." (Mom Thoughts: I believe I caught an eye roll.)

The Kids Behind The Blog Monthly Interview

That's a wrap!!! See you next month for The Kids Behind The Blog interview with my BIG kids! Phase One AND Phase Two are growing up way too fast. (Yes, I'm going to cry. Slow down time!)

I'm linking up HERE for The Kids Behind The Blog.


  1. I love reading your kids' answers every month. I still remember when Dylan and Lexie were little--it's hard to believe that one will be a teenager and the other is a tween. Lewie is getting there. All of a sudden, he is now seen to be one of the "big kids" in our family. I vote to stop time, too. I still get tearful when Lewie's birthday comes; it's only a few weeks away! I love that Lily thought of Christmas after summer. I'm with her!

    1. Thank you! They are all growing up so fast. Lewie was so little when I started reading your blog!

  2. SO many things to giggle about. An ice cream world, WHOA! I laughed over the Christmas #Iwish. Also Dylan's attention to detail on the s'more question. Very smart. Happy Wednesday friends.

    1. That was definitely a random answer! I love seeing the way her mind works!

  3. Aw, they are growing up! Glad summer is going well :-)

  4. Oh my goodness at Bernie sanders the bunny becoming president! That is so funny.

  5. Oh my goodness, how cute are they! This is such a fun idea - doing a kid interview!

  6. You shared their ages and I just noticed that your oldest and youngest are 9 years apart... that's the age gap between my baby brother and I and we are ridiculously close!

  7. Make there be peace. It just needs to be peaceful. <- smart young man

  8. Your kids always have such great answers! I'm with Dylan on making there be peace in the world. We need more of that for sure!

  9. I just love seeing your kids each month. Love your mom thoughts at the end. I need to start incorporating that too. LOL "eyeroll"

  10. I liked their responses but the one that won me over was Liam's response about the s'mores. He has it right for sure 😁

  11. Holy moly, where did Lexie go? She is so gorgeous!


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