Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Five Favorites

Grace's 5th birthday seemed like a good time to "interview" her to find out and record some of her current favorites.  When I started this, I had no idea she was living in another dimension...or living a double life...or is just in a world of her own.
The conversation started out simple and straightforward.

What is your favorite color?
Red.
Red? Since when is it red?
Right now.

I could have stopped right there.  Maybe I should have.

What is your favorite food?
Stuffed shells and stuffing....but not together. 

What is your favorite game?
Super Mario.
Super Mario?  What do you know about Super Mario?
I see it on TV.  You go to video.com.

Oh really?  The kid is five and she knows about  ".com".

What is your favorite TV program?
iCarly.
iCarly?  You aren't even allowed to watch iCarly. What about a show you do watch?
Just iCarly. 

From bad to worse, you see?

Okay.  How about a snack?  What is your favorite snack?
iCarly.
That isn't a snack.
Yes it is.  I like those iCarly snacks you don't let me get at the store.  (Both true, by the way.)

Bad mom.  Seeing me struggle, Kyle jumped in with his own line of questioning.  

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A dentist.
(Kyle) Oh, you want to work on people's teeth?
Yuck.  No, I don't want to do that.  I'll be a doctor.
(Kyle) What kind of doctor?
I don't know, but not one like Dr. Astrino.
(Kyle) He helps kids.  You don't want to help kids?
Yeah, I can do that.  I'll be a doctor that helps kids. 
That sure is a noble goal.
What's missing in this retelling of our conversation is the little twinkle in Grace's eyes as she answered.  She is really developing a sense of humor and I sometimes am not sure if she is being serious and honest or if she is just playing with me.  You can tell from some of her answers that she was having fun here "crazying me around"!

Happy Birthday, Big Girl.  You are growing up so fast, but I know we have a lot of fun coming in the next 5, 10, 15....years!

3 comments:

cathybcareers said...

What fun! Nana and Ba love The Razor and the Helmet. Good sneakers too. Grace looks like she is off to the razor block races.

Phyllis said...

Oh Grace, you are so funny! I love that you tease Mommy and Daddy with your answers. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Looks like you are a scooter champ, too. Love you my Grand niece, and I hope you come to FL soon so we can play together.

Kellie said...

Oh you make me laugh Grace! Sound like you had a very fun birthday. Love the shirt!