B-Yourself: Patton Elkins


Name: Patton Elkins

Age: 8

If could change one rule that your family has, what would you change?
That I could ride my go–cart at my mom’s when I wanted to. That I could spend my money more freely.

What is something that makes your family special?
That they all care about me

Of all the things you are learning, what do you think will be the most useful when you are an adult?
The military stuff… no… Manners, because people will like it.

Are you a good friend? Why do you think so?
Yes, because when they are hurt I kinda help, and because when they want me to do something I usually do it…like play wise.

How would the world be different if animals could talk?
Well… People would treat their pets better because they would know how they feel.

Would you cheat on a test if you knew you would not get caught? Why or why not?
No sir… Because it’s wrong. There is just no other answer.

If you could grow up to be famous, what would you want to be famous for?
Sports

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
I’d go to places I›ve never seen, like a concert or a football game.

What is the best gift you have ever given? Why was it so special?
Love, respect, honor, or I’ve tried to at least. Because people like to be honored, respected and loved.

What is the hardest thing about being a kid?
You don’t get to do some things that parents get to do.

If you were a teacher and the kids in your class would not listen to you, what would you do?
I would probably shout out and say, “Listen to me!!”

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Disney and probably home because I’ve always lived there.

If you could give one gift to every single child in the world, what gift would you give?
That’s a tough one cause there are boys and girls… A really good parent.

If you could travel back in time three years and visit your younger self, what advice would you give yourself?
Do things the best you can and save money.

What five words do you think most describe you?
Love, respect, witty, happy, athletic

If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would you invent?
A machine that did everything for you

When was a time that you felt lucky?
When we were the first family of the day at Disney and we got to open the park.

What do you think would be the hardest thing about being blind?
You›d never see your family members or anything you liked.

If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make? Why?
Don’t be bad and follow Jesus but that’s a choice they have to make on their own.
Because it’s evil to do bad and you need peace in the world.

Interview and photograph by Angela Karen

One Response to “B-Yourself: Patton Elkins”

  1. CaSondra says:

    Such an intelligent and precious little boy! I absolutely love his answer to the last question!

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