He's four, and going to be a big brother any day now. It kind of takes my breath away. Instead of a letter, here are his responses to an impromptu interview done on his birthday. *** Favorite color: purple, pink, blue, red Favorite candy: chocolate, all of the candies at the candy store downtown. Favorite game: Scrabble, my circuit board. Favorite food: Macaroni with nothing else (what he means by this is "no veggies". Favorite fruit: mango Favorite piece of clothing: My â€œIâ€™m with the bandâ€ shirt. My Hawaiian shirts. My pink striped shirt. Favorite music: jazz Favorite time of day: morning Favorite time of year: Summertimeâ€”because I get to go out with nothing on. Favorite meal: breakfast and dinner Favorite kind of chip: potato chips Favorite animal: platypus Stuff you donâ€™t like: I like everything. Except I donâ€™t like broccoli and I donâ€™t like tomatoes Some letters you know how to write: I A B E W R O V U Y C T L M Whatâ€™s your brother going to be like? I donâ€™t know Mommy. I havenâ€™t seen him yet.
*** 4 Year old thoughts:
â€œEvery day people ride a rocket up to the sun to check it out. They have a hose that goes way, way, way inside the earth. It pumps up liquid that turns into fire to start the sun if it needs starting.â€
â€œThunder foxes come when it is night time and it is thundering and lightening. They are so big they can pull Daddy into the water and blow a house down, but they only blow houses down where nobody lives.â€
He draws diggers and cranes and people with ten fingers and suns with green dots in the middle because â€œthatâ€™s how it looks and when you look at the sun. When you see the green dot you have to look away.â€
*** For his birthday he requested pancakes for breakfast; having Daddy help him build stuff on his circuit board; a camera (he begged for that one for months!); 'fancy' drinks with dinner; and a shark cake. Bonus: his aunt & uncle sent him a remote control car. Yeah. The boy is spoiled. But it's his last birthday as our only. And he was giddy and full of wonder and delight all day.