2023 Annual Interview with EPW

Annual Interview with EPW | Kendra Wesley

The week before Christmas always throws our routine for a loop. I joked that in order to do the fun, memory making things that I’d have to give up having a clean house at the same time. It’s been difficult to let things slide that I would normally be prompt about, but these last several days have been more fun than I could have hoped for.

Last night I woke up at 2:53 a.m. My mind was playing tricks on me and I thought I caught a glimpse of a ghost hovering over me. This sounds more like something that would happen on Halloween, but once I was fully awake, I thought I’d get up and go around the house to check on everyone. They were all sleeping soundly. The doors were locked. Everything was quiet and still outside. I climbed back into bed, but couldn’t help but wonder if I was doing enough. I don’t want to get to the end of the road one day and regret not doing enough for and with my children. I have so many fond memories and mementos from my childhood; I want my children to feel the same way. It’s better to start late than not at all!

Last year I did a fun interview with my 3 kids and played a Christmas themed round of “would you rather.” This year, I wanted something to hold onto and to treasure. I printed out some annual interview questions and we discussed some of their answers at the dinner table.

Some of their answers made me giggle, others nearly brought tears to my eyes. I will definitely be continuing this tradition each year. One day, many years from now, we will be gathered around the table again, maybe even for Christmas, and we will read their answers from all those years ago. 

Annual Interview with EPW | Kendra Wesley

I was going to post the questions and their answers, but I thought I’d treasure them in my heart instead. If you have young ones, I highly recommend taking the time to ask them these questions. Their answers may surprise and inspire you!

Happy Blogmas & Merry Christmas!