Thursday, November 5, 2009
Interview with a 4 year old
Oh, the things our children say! I never get tired of hearing my little boy, my 4 year old, talking. The conversations we have, the things he says, the way his mind works - it's totally amazing. He teaches me things. He corrects me, even. He asks questions I don't have the answers to. His mind is constantly working, constantly trying to figure things out. He is his happiest when he is 'working', and doing 'real' projects around the house. He is always inquisitive.
The things he says also makes me laugh. Lately, if he sees his brother going towards one of his toys, he'll say:
"I was JUST going to play that!" and take it away from him.
The other day, I decided to keep him home from school, and after I told him, he says:
"I was JUST thinking about not going to school today! Yay!"
Or, if he really likes something, he'll say:
"I just LOVE that!"
Every so often, I sit down with my oldest son, and ask him a list of questions to see what he'll say, even though I pretty much already know how he'll answer. It's a nice way to keep track of all the things he loved at certain stages of his childhood.
What does your little brother Dimitry like to do?
He likes to play around, take my stuff, and do everything I do.
What do you like to do?
I love to play bulldozers, stuff like that... and play crystal store.
Do you love school?
Yup! Right away!
What things do you do in school that you like?
I do nothing!
Okay... what else?
I play, I do crafts, I go to the gym.
What are your favourite books right now?
Destruction books, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, Amelia Bedelia.
What is your favourite song?
No One by Alicia Keys!
Who do you love?
You can say more than one person, you know...
And? (I point to his brother)
What is your favourite TV show?
Animal Mechanicals, Busytown Mysteries, and Mighty Machines - Mighty Machines is my really favourite. It's just my favourite!
What do you want Santa to bring you?
Transformers, a bumblebee suit, and a snowplow.
What's your favourite word?
Noodles. Actually, shells.
How many languages do you know?
Greek, English, French bonjour comma ca va!
What is your most favourite place you've been to? Florida? Bahamas?
What is your favourite planet?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A destruction worker.
Ah... the innocence. I love it! And I figure I still have time to convince my son that a career in medicine is better than a career as a destruction worker, right? Unless he wants to own his own construction company. Then I'll be all for that, too!