Introducing Danny

by | Sep 10, 2020 | Houseparent Blog | 3 comments

We’re continuing the interviews with our children at the Ranch, and today we want to introduce you to Danny, our sweet-loving kiddo who brings joy to everyone he meets.

  • What is your favorite food?

“Chicken nuggets! But I don’t eat the chicken nuggets at school because they’re gross!”

  • What is your least favorite food?

“Homemade macaroni and cheese. I need to eat the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. The stuff you mix with noodles is so good!”

  • What is your favorite game?

“Fortnite.”

  • What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite animal on the Ranch?

“Kitty cats, possums, and hamsters. Possums are cute even though they hiss at you. We had a possum who always ate our cat food, so we named him Pinky because his tail was kind of pink. My favorite animal on the Ranch is Cocoa.” 

  • What is your favorite thing to do on the Ranch?

“Climb a tree and find bugs.”

  • What is your favorite song?

“The chicken nugget song.”

  • What is your favorite Bible story?

“I like Daniel in the lions’ den.”

  • What is your favorite thing to do outside?

“Play! I like to ride my hover board.”

  • What has been your favorite activity over the past year?

“Making bubbles with a hula hoop and a swimming pool. We got to put Nana inside a huge bubble!”

  • Tell me something about this past year that you never want to forget.

“Going to the beach. I loved swimming in the ocean. A shark came really close to Mr. Dan. I didn’t see it, but I wish I could have. I bet it was a tiger shark.”

  • What has been your favorite thing about quarantine?

“Doing school on campus and spending time together. Before, we were too busy to spend time with everyone.”

  • What has been your least favorite thing about quarantine?

“We don’t get to go to many places.”

  • Would you rather go to school or have school on campus? Why?

“Have school on campus. The bus takes forever and there are way too many people on there.”

  • What is something you’ve learned since coming to Joy Ranch?

“I’ve learned about friendship. I never had a friend before, but then I came here. Nana and Evy were my first friends and then they became like my sisters.”

  • Is there something you would like to do or a place you would like to go in the next year? 

“If I’m here next year, I want to ride a boat on a lake again. I don’t know if I’ll still be here, but I hope I can. I’d love to stay here forever.”

  • Do you have any special talents/skills/crazy things you can do? 

“I can do cartwheels and handstands. I can also run really fast.”

  • What’s your favorite part of the day?

“I like the afternoons when I can play with everybody.”

  • What’s your favorite item/toy in your room and why? (What is its name if it’s a toy?) 

“I like my hover board because I can ride around everywhere.”

  • If you were in America’s Got Talent what would you do? 

“I would do tricks and stuff. I would rather be on American Ninja Warrior. I can climb things really good, but I would want to climb barefoot.”

  • What is your favorite memory verse?

“Do not fight evil with evil. Fight evil with good.” ~ Romans 12:21 (Danny wanted me to make sure I told you that this came from the Veggie Tales Bible.) 😊

  • What is your favorite dish or food that you can make?

“Pancakes! It’s also a fun word to say.”

  • Do you have a favorite thing to say? 

“I like to say, ‘What? No!’”

  • Is there anything you want to share about yourself?

“I like to catch bugs a lot, and I love Joy Ranch so much!”

3 Comments

  1. Billie Sikes

    He sounds like a really cool kid, can I adopt him? Tell him that I am proud of him and love his choice of a memory verse. We need more good in our world.

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  2. Lin Rocap

    Tooo sweet! Every one of his answers made my heart smile. If you think about it….Pancakes really is a fun word to say. I may say it a couple of times today so it will bring back to my mind Danny’s happy face.
    Thanks Erin

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  3. Catherine Sellers

    Such a sweet and bright young man! So proud of Joy Ranch that provides a home for Danny. I too hope he gets to stay there where he has friends and feels loved!

    Reply

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