Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Interview With a Four Year Old

My proudest moment was giving birth to my son four years ago.  At this exact moment, I was laying on the couch watching Frasier, trying to sleep through early labor.  By 1pm, I would be at the hospital meeting my doula and fighting off interventionist nurses.  Through a lot of preparation and visualization, Simon Daniel came quite quickly at 6:28 p.m.
The newborn phase proved quite easy for me.  No colic or nursing issues, he took a bottle easily, and went to strangers.. all the things new moms dream of.  Then came little sister... Life became a bit more complicated for all of us:  new tantrums, talking back, and drawing boundaries.  No one prepared me for the constant mental battle of dealing with a 2 and 3 year old.  I find myself saying "yes" more than "no," simply because I am exhausted.
Since Simon began school last year, I have seen him grow leaps and bounds.  He is very independent, spirited, social, and visual.  He is no longer the little baby who willingly followed my every wish. Today we negotiate EVERYTHING..

Yesterday he granted me an exclusive interview about the trials and tribulations of just turning four.

I interviewed Simon in our little sun room where we have a small TV, two tall book shelves loaded with toys, and a fireplace providing the little man some warmth.  He looked quite dashing in his fire truck pajamas, while holding his brand new Optimus Prime Rescue Bot.  In the meantime, he appeared quite bored with the prospect of me sitting down to ask him some pertinent life questions.

Me: What were some of your favorite birthday gifts this year?
S: Heatwave Rescue Bot, Optimus Prime Rescue Bot, Legos (but they are hard), Hot Wheels Track and a Home Depot Toy Welder from Papa.

Me: Tell me what you think of when I say these words:
Home: Play Games
Favorite Color: Red because fire trucks are red
Sister:  she's e-nnoying
Love: I only love you, mommy

Me: What makes you really happy?
S: Rescue Bots

Me: Are you scared of anything?
S: I'm scared of being on a high building and I'll fall.

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
S: just nothing

Me: Who is the last person you kissed?
S: you, mommy

Me: At what age is a person officially grown-up?
S: 4 years old

Me: What does dad do at work all day long?
S: He builds something for us.
Me: What does mommy do all day long?
S: Mommy cleans this house and doesn't let us do what we want to do.  

Me: If you could get everything that you want, do you think you'd always be happy?
S: Yes, I wish I had a real Rescue Bot that could talk all by himself without pushing a button.

Me: What do you think heaven is like?
S: Who's heaven? 
Me: It's where we go after we die.
S: Remember when Telly (my mom's beagle) got ran over by the delivery package truck (UPS truck) and he went to heaven? 
Me: Yes, I do..

This concludes the exclusive interview with Simon.  Stay tuned for some future four year old adventures!

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