An Interview with a Five Year Old

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The other day a friend asked if I was emotional about having a five year old, you know, real kid status. It was a good question and I told her that having my kid turn five kind of felt like myself turning thirty– a big milestone birthday that is slightly dreaded but feels really comfortable once it arrives. So far so good on five.

Last year Cruz and I did a little interview when he turned four. It was so fun that I wanted to do it again! Cruz was excited, but thought he would like it better if he were the one asking questions. #leadershipskillz

What is your name?

Cruz

How old are you?

Five!

What is your favorite thing to do?

Make up new planets. I come up with new names.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A builder that builds houses and makes new streets. I can even name the roads that you go on. I want to be a builder so I can make new things.

Who do you like to spend time with?

My grandma. That’s it. Ok, also friends at school.

What are you good at?

Drawing maps.

 What makes you laugh?

[Reading over my shoulder. “That word doesn’t look like ‘laugh.’ ‘GH’ should say ‘ie.’ Discussion about /igh/ and /augh/ follows.]

Well, funniness. Like silly things. Mrs. Solodon! One time in chapel she was acting like a parrot and said, “put that away!”

[This really must have been hilarious because he dissolved into giggles for quite awhile. That Mrs. Solodon and her chapel humor!]

What’s your favorite time of day?

School time!

What’s a scary thing?

Really, really dark caves. Predators. [Totally legit, buddy.]

Who is your best friend?

My classmates.

What do you like to do with your family?

Play. It’s great when we go get ice cream.

What do you like to learn about?

Planets and dinosaurs.

 

An Interview with a Four Year Old

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Cruz is very excited about being four. Since he tells everyone we meet that he’s four now,  I decided to do a little interview with him, so that you can meet four-year-old Cruz too!

While he was eating his well-deserved sticker-chart cookie tonight, I told him that I was going to interview him, which meant asking him some questions about himself. “We can do the one about my favorite instrument first,” he told me. I said that I didn’t have any instrument questions planned, but he refused to answer any others until I asked him about instruments. Along with being a bossy interviewee, you’ll also notice that he does not trust my spelling skills.

What is your favorite instrument?

Piano, because I like the sound of it.

What is your name?

I’ll spell it for you. Big C big R big U big Z with a line through it.

So what’s your name?

Just what I spelled for you. Can you write ‘Eliasen’?

How old are you?

I’m four.

What is your favorite thing to do?

Play with toys.

 What do you want to be when you grow up?

A soccer player.

Who do you like to spend time with?

Maka and Papa. Mommy and Daddy and Gram B.

How about London?

[silence]

What are you good at?

Sharing. Also piano. Guitar. Being kind.

 What makes you laugh?

If someone puts a truck on their head. Burping. And “The End. Bonk. I didn’t want to say that.” [This is a line from “The Book With No Pictures” that he just got as a birthday present and one that we highly recommend! Thank you, Andrea!!]

 What’s your favorite time of day?

Playing time.

 What’s a scary thing?

Hitting. When someone hits with the finger.

 Who is your best friend?

Big Lion. Also Mason and Elise.

What do you like to do with your family?

Playing. You should start that with a ‘p.’

What do you like to learn about?

School.

Where do you like to go?

To school. To MOPS on Fridays.

Do you have any wishes?

I don’t have any wishes.