Interviewer: What is your happiest memory?
Sabrina: When mom and dad let us camp in the backyard when we were little and we all sat around and talked all night.
David: When my dad taught me how to throw a ball and we just hung out and talked.
Interviewer: One word to describe you would be _______.
Sabrina: That’s not true, Tessie. You’re awesome and fun and smart.
Tessa: You have to say that.
Sabrina: No I don’t. It’s the truth.
David: It is. I wish I had a sister like you.
Josie: Excuse me?
David: Oh, I forgot you were here.
Josie: I’m telling mom you said that.
David: So? Uncle Tommy tried to sell mom when she was little. It runs in the family.
Naomi: He did? I didn’t know that. That’s awesome.
Josie: No it isn’t. My mom is the best.
Tessa laughed and Bee winked at David.
Interviewer: What advice would you give your parents?
Sabrina: Chill out.
David: Relax a little.
Tessa: Let me get a pet.
Naomi: Stop worrying so much.
Josie: You’re doing a good job.
Interviewer: What is your favorite thing to do? Why?
Naomi: Cook and listen to my mom sing.
Josie: Eat donuts with my mom.
David: Play hockey.
Tessa: Work with animals.
Interviewer: What do you think about when there is nothing you have to think about?
David: Looks at Bee and blushes.
Interviewer: With anyone in particular?
Bee: Looks at David and blushes.
Josie: I worry about things.
David: “What do you worry about?”
Josie: “Just stuff.”
Naomi: I think about my grandpa Nate. I wish I could have known him.
Interviewer: If you could have a conversation with someone from history who would it be?
Naomi: My daddy’s parents.
David: My mom’s parents.
Bee: My daddy’s mom.
Tessa: My mom’s friend Nikki.
Josie: My daddy’s dad. I don’t know why he doesn’t talk about him.
Interviewer: If you could have lunch with anyone living who would it be?
David: Peyton Manning. He’s awesome.
Bee: Ellen Degeneres. She is so fun and giving and she just makes people smile.
Naomi: Gordon Ramsey. I would love to cook like him.
Josie: The President. I would ask him to make sure my daddy never has to leave again.
Tessa: Uncle Evan. I think he has an amazing story.
Interviewer: What is the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet?
Naomi: If they look me in the eyes.
David: If they shake my hand with strength. I don’t like a weak hand shake.
Bee: If they have clean hands and nails.
David looks at his hands.
Tessa: If they talk to me or just look at Bee.
Josie: If they have a nice smell.
David: You smell them?
Josie: Everyone has a smell. I just want it to be nice.
Interviewer: What compliment do people give you the most?
David: I have a lot of patience being around so many girls.
All of the girls rolled their eyes.
Josie: That I’m like my mom.
Naomi: They comment on my hair. Sometimes it’s not nice, but a lot of people say it’s pretty.
Bee: That I’m pretty. I don’t really like that. I’m a lot of other things, too.
Tessa: People don’t really compliment me.
Bee: That’s not true.
Tessa: Yeah it is.
Interviewer: Which person in your life do you most admire? Why?
David: My dad. He never turns away from anyone and he helps everyone even when he doesn’t know them. He takes care of my mom and me and Jo and he’s always happy to be with me.
Josie: Aunt Brittany. She’s amazing and she grew up without a mommy. I can’t imagine what that was like.
Tessa: Uncle Mike. (She starts to cry.)
Sabrina: Hugging her and rubbing her back.
Naomi: My daddy. He took care of Aunt Julie when his parent’s died and he’s an awesome doctor.
Sabrina: Aunt Jade. She is one of the strongest people I’ve ever met.
Thank you! More coming tomorrow.