This spring, Ms. Gregory’s senior English class conducted a handful of interviews with faculty children. Here are several of the best excerpts from each one.
Tiffany Butler CdeP ’18 and Ainsley Meyer:
Tiff: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ainsley: A dragon.
Tiff: What type of dragon?
Ainsley: mmm, Silver Phantom.
Tiff: What does it look like?
Ainsley: It’s silver and I’m going to be a female, which has only one horn in the front in the middle of its head.
Tiff: Why do you want to be a dragon?
Ainsley: Because they are my favorite animal! And I was born in the year of the dragon anyway.
Tiff: Oh, What year is that?
Ainsley: Umm, Dad what is the year of the dragon?
Cameron Twitchell CdeP ’18 and Hiram Hooper:
Cameron: Hello I’m Cameron. How’s your day been so far?
Hiram: Mm other than getting a haircut pretty good.
Cameron: Was your hair long before?
Hiram: Sort of. Kind of like down to hereish (pointing to his forehead) and they cut it.
Cameron: Was it fun?
Hiram: Not exactly. It’s evil.
Hiram: My brother and sometimes I play with Jack Vyhnal. And, sometimes on Friday, I go play with a bunch of thirty-year-old men.
Cam: Where do you play with 30-year-old men?
Hiram: Um there is this thing called Friday night magic, and it’s where you go, and the place I go to is called Hypno Comics and Games. We play a booster draft. So, I basically make a pack out of random cards and then I play with those cards. All the other people besides Hayden and Jack are basically thirty-year-old men, but it’s really fun. It’s a lot of fun.
Cam: Do you ever beat the thirty-year-old men?
Cam: That must feel good.
Hiram: It really does. Especially when you utterly destroy them.
Cam: Have you ever utterly destroyed them?
Hiram: Mm hmm. Yes.
Edel Galgon CdeP ’18, Daisy Pidduck, and Addie Pidduck
Edel: What’s it like being a twin?
Addie: More likely to get in fights, we can get really annoyed with each other…
Daisy: We can get really funny with each other and play
Addie: Yeah, and we never get lonely, because we’ve always had somebody to talk to.
Daisy: So, we’re kind of like closet companions.
Edel: How do you think that you’re different from each other?
Daisy: Well, I’m funnier and more interested in playing with people.
Addie: Although, uh, I have to add on. She really likes to play the games where you use your physical body, I like more to play the games where you’re using toys. She likes to play the games more than me, I like to play separately more. So, that’s sort of how we have separate personalities.
Daisy: Well, we like to play together.
Addie: Also, Daisy is quieter. Daisy…
Daisy: I’m not quieter.
Addie: Sorry, when we were babies, Daisy was always the quiet one and I was yelling in her ear, and now I guess I’m sort of the quieter one and Daisy is yelling in my ear.
[Daisy leans over and yells in Addie’s ear]
Daisy: Well, it was our pleasure. We’ve never been interviewed before.
Max Damon CdeP ’18, Poppy Brittingham CdeP ’18, and March Hattori
Max: What’s your name?
March: *begins to hide behind Tommy Hattori*
Max: Are you nervous?
Tommy: *whispers* did you hear Max’s question
Max: Do you know what my name is?
Max: Where do you go to school?
March: Monica Ros.
Max: Do you like your teachers?
Max: Who’s your teacher favorite?
March: Ms. Luboff
Poppy: Do you like being four?
March: Yeah. Eeee (jumping into some blankets)!! A bug a bug!!!
Poppy: What bug? (stillness and silence under the blankets).
Ok well do you like being four or do you want to be five?
March: I like being four.
Poppy: When’s your birthday?
Poppy: That’s a scary day for a birthday!
March: (jumps off of the bed frame onto the mattress) Cannonball!!! That was scary!
Poppy: That was pretty high…
March: Did you like it? You couldn’t do it.
Poppy: You’re right I’m too big. Are you afraid of heights?
March: No. Well, I’m afraid of really really high heights.
Poppy: What else are you afraid of?
March: Um well, like jumping off of a mountain.
Poppy: A mountain?
March: Yeah. Well… if there was a bed there at the bottom of the volcano I would DEFINITELY jump off of it!
Poppy: You would?
March: Yeah! I jump all the time. I jumped off the bed one time and it was scary and then I jumped another time and it was not scary! Because now I am four and I did it! I just tried it and it was fun!
Cannonball! (jumps of the bed frame again) I’m flying!!! I’m flying!!!
Jasmin Arculli CdeP ’18, Amanda Ibañez CdeP ’18, and Annika Swift:
Jasmin: Who’s your best friend?
Jasmin: What do you like to do with Remy?
Annika: Play lots of games but do you know what the boys do at my class? Chase us, but they can’t get us!
Jasmin: Because you’re so fast?
Annika: With our running shoes. Do you know what my mom used to play when she was young?
Annika: “Boys Chase Girls” where all the girls run and the boys chase them
Amanda: Do you ever play “Girls Chase Boys”? (Annika looks confused) Do you ever chase the boys?AS: Sometimes.
Jasmin: Do you ever catch them?
Annika: When we try to chase them, they run but we can’t catch them but we always wear our running shoes. I always wear my running shoes to school.