It is time for the annual birthday interview. Last year John was too young to answer the questions himself, but this year I gave him complete freedom. And he ran with it. He answered every question below with strong conviction and gusto, seriously. It was as if he had been waiting for this moment in time to share his opinion on these things. Here we go...
What is your favorite food: French fries (this is so true. John wishes he could live on french fries, potato chips, any type of snack cracker, and candy)
Favorite television show: Toy Stories (he said it with an "s") (he also loves Dora and Diego)
Favorite thing to play: Buzz and Woody (and his cars, and that is about it. John really knows what he likes and sticks with it. Right now, he loves to climb up in his bed and play with his cars and toy story characters. He will occupy himself like that for a long time)
Favorite thing to play with Ada: puppy (they take turns pretending to be the puppy)
Favorite thing to play with daddy: monster (basically, John runs and Scott chases him, but John pretends that Scott is a monster. John LOVES this game)
What do you want to be when you grow up: monster (said with much gusto and in a "scary" voice), pause, ummm, no, puppy, yeah, puppy
Favorite thing to play outside: pause, then with much expression, "ants, dirty ants on the floor that have wings" and then he proceeded to 'fly' around the room (I assume he was telling me about the ants that are outside? He has never "played" ants before. Really, he just follows Ada's lead outside--digging in the dirt, "playing soccer," running races, etc. etc)
Favorite snack: applesauce, which he says, "sauce" (the things I can count on him to eat--strawberries, blueberries, any cracker, yes--applesauce, chips, french fries, any sweet, usually pb and j, usually yogurt, and that is about it. We have a rule right now that he has to eat one bite of everything on his plate. He is getting better about that, but there is still at least a small battle at each meal. He eats a suprisingly, shockingly, small amount of food each day. I just keep telling myself that he has a small stomach and doesn't need much food)
Favorite drink: milk (which is really milk with carnation breakfast essentials mixed in. It's his daily breakfast that assures me he is getting some sort of calories and vitamins each day)
Best friend: Kate (true, but he is also starting to mention other little friends--Lincoln and Braden from church, and Bennett from CC)
Favorite book: Toy Story (we don't ever read a toy story book, actually. His favorite this week is a "Maisy" lift-the-flap book; last week we read Corduroy and Runaway Bunny many times every single day; it switches each week)
Favorite song: I don't know (and he said that like it was a ridiculous question. He has a teddy bear that sings "Jesus Loves Me," and he loves to lay the teddy bear on the floor, stomp on its stomach as hard as he can to make the song play and then dance around the room, other than that, he doesn't really know many songs. My Bad!!!)
Coolest person on earth: Kate (he said this immediately, no thought required)
If you could anywhere on earth, where would you go: church (good to know he likes it)
Favorite Color: Black
When you were little what did you do: cooking
What is your favorite season: spider (these were both answered with as much gusto and confidence as the others; he is living under the philosophy of, act like you know what you're talking about and people will think you do)
If you could have one wish what would it be: chocolate (that sums up John's thoughts on food. That is what he dreams of. A life of chocolate).
This is already so long, that I will end it with just the interview and come back with a few more thoughts on my John a little later...