Boo’s 4th birthday is tomorrow. How the hell did that happen?!
you’re obsessed with use Pinterest at all, you know it’s not short on ideas to celebrate/commemorate/never ever forget your kid at any given moment in time.
Because every moment of your kid’s life is memorable, don’t ya know? For better or for worse, right? Oh wait, that’s something else. (For the record, that didn’t even make it into my marriage vows. Define worse, would you please?)
Aside: If you’re unfamiliar with Pinterest and you’re +/- 10 years from my age, let me be the first to welcome you from out under your rock. It’s a whole new world out there, chock full of ways to improve every aspect of your life by creating a virtual one while making you feel like you’re not doing enough in your real one. It’s also fun. Did you follow all that?
Anyway, I did find (more like saw pinned a thousand times) a cute birthday interview I figured I’d try out, because if nothing else, my kid is pretty friggin’ hilarious sometimes and I love capturing his words. I also love that I could conduct the same interview two days later and his answers would be entirely different. Here goes! (His words are bolded; mine are italicized)
Nicknames Babe, Meatball
What is your favorite color? blue
What is your favorite animal? cow
What is your favorite book? The Cat in the Hat
What is your favorite TV show? Sesame Street and George
What is your favorite movie? I don’t have any favorite movies. Lie. He loves some Piglet movie.
What is your favorite song? the firetruck song
What is your favorite food? chocolate
What is your favorite drink? milk
What is your favorite breakfast food? Honey O’s
What is your favorite snack? puffies Translation: a mini-rice-cake-like snack. This one surprised me.
What is your favorite outfit? dress-up clothes, pretending to be a mail carrier He totally understood the question, but apparently decided it wasn’t good enough and needed to be altered.
What is your favorite game? Cat in the Hat
What is your favorite toy? helicopters Huh?!
Who is your best friend? I don’t have any best friends. Highly selective; he’s holding out. Who is this kid?
What is your favorite thing to do? help do groceries News to me. I mean, he likes it, but his favorite?!
What is your favorite thing to do outside? play in the snow
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? regular Monkey Not to be confused with old Monkey, the older, less adored version of the same.exact.monkey.
Where is your favorite place to go? the play place Translation: Playtown Express
What is your favorite restaurant? the one that has the fish in it near the bakery (lie…he’s never been there, nor does anyone in our family eat fish); the one next to the bakery (revised true answer, yet note how all places are in proximity to the bakery…hmmm).
Where do you want to go on vacation? Gram and Poppy’s How cute is that? Gram and Poppy live on Long Island. Kid doesn’t even want to get on a plane for his vacay. Livin’ large.
What do you want to be when you grow up? a dentist…I don’t like to make toys. Gotta love a classic Rudolph reference in the guise of a smart-ass answer. He is my kid.
So there you have it — capturing a moment in time. And some cuteness too. Happy 4th birthday, baby boy.