Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday evening







Every year we ask the kids the same set of questions on their birthdays, and film their responses. I've had daydreams about some of Abbott's expressed hopes and dreams, both short term - 'I want to cook more, independently, controlling the heat source myself. And use a knife! ' - and long-term - 'I want to be a writer.' I've tried to imagine what my future life might look like, say, in a decade, and what I want it to look like. I don't have any big answers for how to create a convergence between my hopes and reality but thinking about it seems a good first step. In the meantime, the here and now is very good.

Wishing you a relaxing weekend.

4 comments:

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

This set of questions is such a great idea. It reminds me of the little pencil lines drawn on a wall to mark a child's growth, but way better.

Lecia said...

The kids are really into it, and start to look forward to answering them a week or so before their birthdays. Some answers have been consistent across the years; some change. I love that we do it.

KPiep said...

I had good intentions to do things like that...but couldn't manage it, so I admire you for keeping up!

Francesca said...

lots of great recipes this month! not many boys dream of being a writer, interesting.