My darling middle lad is five. I can hardly believe how fast the years pass. On his fourth birthday, we went to Taronga Zoo. One day later, I learnt I was pregnant with twins. There’s been a lot of change since the middle lad turned four.
Each year, I sit down with the boys for a birthday interview. They complain about it, but they always oblige. I think they secretly love it, for now! Here’s the middle lad’s fifth birthday interview.
How old are you? Five.
What makes you happy? Lego!
What is your favourite animal? Tiger.
What is your favourite thing to eat? Strawberries.
What is your favourite thing to do? Go out for ice cream.
We have a Sunday afternoon ice cream tradition. Ironically when we wanted to take him out for ice cream on his birthday, he wanted to stay home and play lego!
What is your favourite TV show? “It’s a show that I haven’t watched for a while, it’s called Slug Terra”!
What are you really good at? Craft!
He’s proving to be the most creative of our kids. His artwork is pretty impressive!
What is your favourite movie? Meatballs 2.
What is your favourite colour? Red.
What is your favourite song? Twinkle little star.
I think our kids need some more music in their lives.
Who is your best friend? Zoe.
Zoe was his very best friend at childcare in Sydney. He’s said Zoe is his best friend in all three birthday interviews! It’s so sweet that he still considers her his best friend. I do feel a little guilty that he doesn’t see Zoe more often.
What do you and Mummy do together? I don’t know.
I pestered him for a response and then he said ‘nothing’! That’s not entirely true but I must do more with him.
What do you and Daddy do together? Go to the doctor.
This actually rarely happens, but they’d been twice in two days!
What is your favourite sport? Football.
I’m not sure if he means soccer or AFL. We asked him if he wanted to play soccer this year and he said no!
Where is your favourite place to go? Questacon.
Predictable! He really does love Questacon.
What is your favourite book? Thomas.
Thomas the tank engine, apparently. News to me!
What do you want to be when you grow up? A police man.
Last year it was a fireman. He’s sticking with a job in uniform!
If you fancy, you can read the middle lad’s fourth birthday interview here.
The middle lad is a quirky, easy going, kid. He’s naturally funny. Once he told me that spikes in bike helmets were to protect riders from swooping flamingos!
The middle lad is a caring kid, with an amazing sense of right and wrong. The family diplomat! Recently Mr Wallace came home with those supermarket discs. He gave two to each of the boys. He tried to sneakily give the older two boys another disc. The biggest lad is savvy and bolted. The middle lad stopped and looked at his three discs and his little brother’s two discs. He looked at Mr Wallace and said, ‘you’ve given me three but you’ve only given him two’. Mr Wallace was encouraging him to stay quite. But the middle lad wasn’t having that. Without any fuss or encouragement, he gave the third disc to his little brother. That’s just the kind of kid he is!
It’s lovely to take a few minutes each birthday to have a little chat with the birthday kid. The middle lad’s answers are staying fairly consistent for now! It’ll be interesting to see how much they change next year when he’s in school full time! Do you have family birthday traditions?
Linking up with Kylie Purtell for #IBOT