Interview With Maelle (4y 5m)
Below is an interview with my daughter. Her answers are verbatim - I did not interrupt her, ask her any clarifying questions, or prompt her for further details. I hope to repeat this interview at least once a year to see how her answers develop as she ages.
Where do you live? Calgary, Canada. I live in this house.
How old are you? 4 *shows me 4 fingers*. But in February i’m 4 and a half. *Attempts to put up half her finger*.
What is your favourite food? Spaghetti because I just love it.
What is your favourite animal? Bunny, of course because they are so soft and sometimes we can pet them and all the colours I like of them. Gray, white, black, whatever colour they are. Even gray, even black, even brown. What’s next?
What makes you happy? Being with Mommy, Daddy, Linden, Daisy, Bunny Boochi, Bunny Cookie, Hooty, and even Lulu. And also being kind.
What makes you sad? When Linden hits me and pinches me.
What makes you laugh? When my broski spits his yogurt and when cows moo and oinking.
What is love? Love is hugs and kisses.
What are you really good at? At doing gymnastics because I climb to the top of the rope. What’s the next question on this list?
What are you not so good at? I am not so good at doing the hot dog song and the hot dog dance moves.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a ballerina at night and a vet in the day.
What does your Daddy do for work? My Daddy helps people by telling them questions like what they need to do.
What does your Mommy do for work? My Mommy teaches kids at school but now she has her own kids.
What is one thing your Daddy always says? Please can you be kind?
What is one thing your Mommy always says? The most important thing is being kind.
Where is your favourite place to be? In Vancouver because that’s where my Auntie lives. I mean, actually, maybe Disneyland might be my favourite one.
If you could do anything right now, what would you want to do? Have a playdate with my friends. I mean Village Ice Cream too.
What should your brother know? He should know the ABC song. We’ll work on it!
What is your favourite thing to play? Well, of course, dress up because there are lots of princesses that we could be.
What is the most special thing you own? My easy bake oven because I can bake all by myself with it. I’m blinking. *Blinks a lot*. What’s that Daddy always doing upstairs?