Silas 7th Birthday Interview

He asked me to do his interview first thing in the morning, and he was a little grumpy. Next time, I won’t make that mistake.

Partial transcript:

Do you like being seven?


Does it feel different from being six?


Can you tell me how it feels different?

Different Sunday School class. Noah’s in it.

Can you tell me one really exciting thing you did this year?

I don’t know, there was so much fun stuff, I can’t remember…

Can you tell me who some of your friends are?

Noah, Sam, Jack, Max, and Max.

What do you like to do with your friends?

Play superheroes and Pokemon.

Can you tell me anything you are scared of?

There was one thing that I was scared of that happened in my dream last night. There were man-eating spiders with tire heads.

Do you have a favorite book?

Amulet and Pokemon Essential Deluxe Handbook.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A Pokemon Master!

What if you have to be something not fictional?

What do you mean a Pokemon Master is fictional?

Can you tell me something that’s really fun about being a big brother?

I can’t think of anything like that, because…Nothing, now that she scratches me and pinches me and pulls my hair every day.

What are your favorite things to do with Daddy?

Play video games.

What are your favorite things to do with me?

Work on that Pokemon math book.

Can you tell me something that’s special about our family?

We have a whole bunch of toys and books…We probably have more books than toys.

Is there anything cool you learned this year?

How to make LEGO robots.

You also finally learned how to read, that’s pretty exciting.

Now I’m so good at it, I can read this whole book.

Is there anything you hope we’ll do while you’re seven?

Not really.

Is there anything you would like to say to your future self?

No, no, no. Oh, wait, yes! I like Pokemon.

I think your future self will know that already…


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