Silas’ Third Birthday Interview

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a T-Rex. A big T-Rex. I want to be a big T-Rex named Rex. Are big T-Rexes named Rex?

Can you tell me about some of your friends?
One is Lillian.
What do you like to do with Lillian?
I will show her the big new thing to play with tomorrow.
Who are some of your other friends?
James and Elisabeth.
What do you like to do with James and Elisabeth?
Play with them.
Can you think of any other friends?

What is your favorite thing to do?
I like to play with them [friends].

Can you tell me something that’s special about our family?
It has Daddy and Petra and Daddy and you and me. I like you and Petra and Daddy and me.

What was the most exciting thing that we did this year?
We went to a party. The one that we went to. It was my birthday. [He hadn’t had his birthday party yet.]

What was the hardest thing you did this year? Can you think of something that was really difficult?
I don’t think so.

Can you sing your favorite song for me?
It’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

What’s your favorite book?
This book [birthday card].

Wanders off.

What do you like to do with Daddy the most?
Can you tell me what you like to do with Mama?
What do you like best about being a big brother?
I like to be dog brothers.
What does that mean?
I like the hugs and kisses.

What do you not like about being a big brother?
I like to play with big boy presents. But she can play with my little presents.

Do you have a favorite food?
Spicy [nonsense].

Is there anything you really hope that we will do together this year?
A train ride. Like this train [playing with toy train].

Are you afraid of anything?
I am never afraid of anything. I am afraid of waves. When we’re done playing in the waves, we can go home. Like this.

Do you have anything else you want to tell me?
[Funny little song about being in a cave].


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