My second birthday interview with Lincoln was a lot of fun even though he wasn't really talking yet. Now that he is three years old, he was actually able to chime in on some answers (his answers are in italics - you can tell he was in a great mood to help me blog) - and I filled in the gaps for him. I think this is such a fun project to preserve some of the little things about your kids at different stages of their lives.
What makes you happy? Not me happy! Not happy! Firetrucks driving down the street. Eating macaroni or spaghetti or cookies. Singing and dancing with Mommy. Running around like crazy with Daddy.
What is your favorite toy? He primarily plays with firetrucks, ambulances, little Hot Wheels cars, and "guys" (action figures or Mario plush characters).
What is your favorite stuffed animal? The plush Mario guys. Daddy is excited about this.
What is your favorite real animal? Not me animal. He pretends to be an alligator and a lion and a dinosaur.
What is your favorite thing to sleep with? Firetruck blankie he received for Christmas.
What is your favorite color? I can't get an answer out of him, so an educated guess is red (firetrucks) or blue (his room).
What is your favorite fruit? Apples have been really popular lately.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Honey toast, smoothies (unless Mommy hides too many veggies in them), pancakes, waffles, apple slices, banana.
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Annie's macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets and fries with applesauce, apple slices, grapes, or some other fruit.
What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner? He tends to be most excited about pizza or macaroni right now. For his birthday dinner, we had leftover macaroni. But for lunch, we had chicken nuggets at Fritz's train restaurant.
What is your favorite drink? Definitely juice. He only has this a few times a week and primarily drinks water.
What is your favorite dessert? Cookies or birthday cake.
What is a food that makes you want to puke? Vegetables. All of them.
What is your favorite thing to do? Run as fast as possible, avoid sleep, jump on Daddy, climb on Mommy. He also really loves reading books, watching movies, and helping Mommy or Daddy with anything.
What is your favorite TV show? Little Einsteins, Chuck & Friends, Scooby-Doo, Doc McStuffins.
What is your favorite movie? We haven't actually watched a lot of full-length movies lately. He was obsessed with Tangled for awhile and he still likes Lady & the Tramp and Winnie the Pooh.
What are you really good at? Running, climbing, causing commotions.
What is your favorite song? Uh-uh, not my song. He just started singing with us in the last couple of weeks, so there aren't lots of favorites yet. We've heard him sing Jingle Bells, the Little Einsteins theme, and some classical pieces from Little Einsteins.
What do you and your mom do together? Read books, play cars, eat lunch, go shopping (sometimes), go to storytime at the library, laundry, play with counters, have Imagination Movers dance parties.
What do you and your dad do together? Run and jump, jumping jacks, go shopping and ride in a car cart, gymnastics, read books, play Mario.
When you were little, what did you do? Cry like baby sister.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Fritz's, gymnastics, anywhere he can run!
What do you think your parents are too strict about? We make him go potty every hour, say he can't watch shows all day, don't let him drag Addie around by the neck, make him sleep at night, tell him not to run around and slam into the furniture...you know, just things like that.
Who is your best friend? Addie, Grace, and Kinley.
What are some of your favorite things to say? "Not me!" "Mommy, I needa read a book!" "Wait! I needa drive a car!" "Inky WITH you!" "I'm Inky James!" "I'm a boy!" "Wee-oooh, wee-oooh!"
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play in the snow, drive cars, play at the park, run.
What is your favorite book? Sweet Pickles series, anything about a firetruck, Berenstain Bears.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Need to drive a firetruck!
Somehow we are already on our way to age four, and that just seems too old. I hope Lincoln continues to enjoy these favorites for a long time....maybe it will help me believe I can slow down time.
Questions compiled from A Beautiful Ruckus, Ali Edwards, and Paper Nook. Thanks!