When I first started the conversation with him, it went like this:
How old are you? Four
What makes you happy? Three! Nothin', nothin', nothin'! Just nothin'.
and continued that way through the next five questions, so I gave up. Later in the day, I started asking him a few questions at a time and managed to come up with more realistic answers!
(my notes are in italics)
How old are you? Four
What makes you happy? Nonis (macaroni and cheese) and macaroni and cheese and pizza! And cheese! He's on a dairy-free diet right now, so he's missing this stuff a lot!
What is your favorite toy? Octonauts!
What is your favorite stuffed animal? Clifford the big red dog.
What is your favorite real animal? A polar bear!
What is your favorite thing to sleep with? Nothing! The answer is actually Mommy.
What is your favorite color? Blue! Just blue! I just like blue! That's my favorite color.
What is your favorite fruit? All of 'em. (apples, pears, strawberries)
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cereal!
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Noni...no, pizza!
What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner? Nonis and pizza.
What is your favorite drink? Water! Just real water, not Vitamin C! Last week, he had a cold and I made him drink Vitamin C powder dissolved in water. He was not impressed.
What is your favorite dessert? Candy bar (Larabars) and marshmallow.
What is a food that makes you want to puke? Vitamin C. "What about vegetables like carrots and broccoli?" And carrots are yucky, I forgot!
What is your favorite thing to do? Play in the snow and get pizza and have cereal. And playing Octonauts.
What is your favorite TV show? Octonauts.
What is your favorite movie? I don't like long movies!
What are you really good at? Running and walking.
What is your favorite song? Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
What do you and your mom do together? Bake cakes (ummm...I don't think we have actually done this all year) and play Octonauts!
What do you and your dad do together? Play Mario game. That's all the things I can do! Oh, and play with my car.
When you were little, what did you do? I don't know. Crawl! Go outside and play!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? The puppy shop. (This may be the pet store? He's never been to one!)
What do you think your parents are too strict about? (He didn't understand this question. I think he finds it ridiculous that we don't let him lick us, we don't like water thrown out of the bathtub, and we limit how fast he can run in the house - especially after he split his chin open last week.)
Who is your best friend? Grace and Connor. No, Bun and Pa! "What about me?" Oh, and you, Mommy. And Daddy. And Addie, too!
What are some of your favorite things to say? Nothing! Fa-fa-fa-faffffffff. Woof, woof. (followed by lots of random, silly noises.)
What is your favorite thing to do outside? The swingset!
What is your favorite book? Pigeon! by Mo Willems.
What do you want to be when you grow up? An "ambience" (ambulance) driver.
This whole birthday interview thing? It was SO much more fun this year, now that he has a wide range of ideas and opinions that are all his own. I'm so glad I started this series two years ago, because the full collection of interviews is going to be priceless when he is grown!
Questions compiled from A Beautiful Ruckus, Ali Edwards, and Paper Nook. Thanks!