A birthday conversation with Master 3

A birthday conversation - interview questions to ask each birthday

The middle lad turned three this month. It doesn’t seem possible that he’s three already! He’s a laid back kid with a mischievous streak. We all adore him. I could bang on about how fabulous I think the kid is, but instead, lets talk about our birthday conversation.

We don’t have many traditions here on Wallace, but the birthday conversation is a tradition in progress. When the big lad turned three, I asked him a bunch of questions. I asked him the same questions on his fourth birthday. With some luck I’ll remember each year and we’ll have the same birthday conversation until he tells me to stop. Surely it’s a mother’s prerogative to hassle their children on their birthday! This is the first year I’ve done the birthday interview with the middle lad. His answers were typical of a three year old, with glimpses of his quirky personality. I’ve added a little of my insight into his answers.

Our birthday conversation

How old are you? I don’t know. 

The poor kid doesn’t know how old he is because he spent a good 8 months saying he was three when he was two. We corrected him so many times that when he finally turned three he was really confused.

What makes you happy? Laughing, playing with Lego. 

What is your favourite animal? Giraffe.

This seemed totally random to me, I had no idea he liked giraffes!

What is your favourite thing to eat? Watermelon. 

The kid is a total fruit bat so this answer did not surprise me at all!

What is your favourite thing to do? Make loud noises. 

What is your favourite TV show? Octonauts. 

What are you really good at? Playing in the sandpit. 

He is indeed very good at playing in the sandpit if the amount of sand in his shoes is anything to go by.

What is your favourite movie? Minions (he means Despicable Me 2). 

What is your favourite colour? Red. 

What is your favourite song? Twinkle little star, You’ve got a friend in me. 

Who is your best friend? Zoe. 

What do you and Mummy do together? Painting. 

What do you and Daddy do together? Cuddles.

This is a reflection of the middle lad needing Daddy in bed with him to sleep!

What is your favourite sport? Swimming.

Where is your favourite place to go? Playgroup. 

What is your favourite book? Marvin the ape. 

The middle lad is obsessed with the book The Escape of Marvin the Ape. He’s even requested Marvin the Ape PJs, without realising that Marvin the Ape hasn’t really gained mainstream popularity.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Fireman. 

This is an improvement on wanting to be Woody, the Toy Story character.

There’s an insight into the workings of a three year olds mind! While it’s not a compelling read, the fun part for me is seeing how their answers evolve or remain unchanged as they grow. Do you have any birthday traditions in your family?

18 thoughts on “A birthday conversation with Master 3

  1. I think this is a lovely idea and will be so special to look back on in years to come.

    I did this to F when he started preschool; asked A today but he was in a silly mood and answered most questions (even questions he usually answers) with ‘I don’t know’. Funnily enough, the responses he did give were almost exactly the same as your middle lad’s 😉

    1. Thanks Lise, the start of school is a good time too. I suspect lots of three year old boys would give very similar answers, like being a fireman when they grow up?!?

  2. This is so sweet 🙂 It’s my boy’s 2nd bday this week but I don’t think I’d get much out of an interview just yet! His answers, regardless of the questions, would be
    Dinosaur ROAR
    MY birfday cake!
    Where pesents mum?

  3. We did the birthday interview a few times then lost momentum – you’ve inspired me to start again! His answers are too cute, this will be a great memory. x

  4. Oh so very cute. I had planned to adopt this method this year, shame I didn’t start when my eldest was 3. But the middle is 3 also in feb so I shall start with him. Another idea I had was to pop the answers in the back of their albums or photobooks. I make a yearly photobook for the boys, so it would be a nice thing to include.
    Happy Birthday little dude!

    1. Thanks Lexie, I did actually put the big lads answers from his third birthday into his photo book! Must remember to do it again! Have fun interviewing your middle guy.

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