A Yearly Interview for Kids

A Yearly Interview for Kids

Richard Popovic
Apr 25, 2012

When my daughter recently turned one, I searched for a way to preserve that precious moment in time and settled on a time capsule (read all about it here). This leaves me wondering what I will do when she turns two, and then three, and then four...you get the picture. How many capsules can I hide in the house or bury in the yard? That's why the concept of a yearly interview is so intriguing. It captures a detailed snapshot of your child at that specific age, and it takes up very little space.

I saw this idea at Tried and True, who borrowed it from Reaves, Party of Four and embellished it a bit. The basic idea is you have your child answer the same twenty questions every year around their birthday. The answers are then recorded and put together in an album or memory book. But the folks at Tried and True upped the ante by not only making an audio recording of their son answering the questions, but then attaching that audio file to a QR code. They then printed this code along with the answers to the questions and some photos from the past year on one sheet of paper. Now anyone with a smartphone or any other QR code reading device can hear the audio file instantly as they look through the album. Brilliant!

And yes, technology changes, so be sure to have a backup of some sort. But the whole idea of capturing my daughter's answers, spoken in her own voice, to the same twenty questions year after year is one that I am excited about.

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