Very Belated: Petra’s Birthday Interview

I just realized I never posted Petra’s birthday interview. Due to a minor technical glitch, it’s in two parts. Oh, and then her red panda had to give an interview, too. You’ll hear Silas in the background saying, “I like that, too,” which is a joke about one of their previous birthday interviews. Petra thought this was hilarious, and I found it annoying…

How old are you?


Do you like being five? 


Does it feel different from being four?


Can you tell me something exciting you did while you were four?

Find fossils.

Could you tell me, do you have some friends you could tell me about?

Lillian, Elisabeth…

Do you have any friends who are closer to your age?

Violet and Noah.

Do you have a favorite book?

Yes, that book is…The Hobbit book that we have.

The comic book of The Hobbit?

Yeah, that one. [Ed. note: She had barely touched this book, and the next day, she told me that her real favorite is Everyone Poops, which is what I would have guessed.]

Can you tell me something you’re scared of?

Monsters! And fire-breathing dragons.

Can you tell me something you really hope we’ll do while you’re five?

Yeah, that thing is go fossil hunting.

Can you tell me what you want to be when you grow up?

A paleontologist!

What do paleontologists do?

Find fossils.

Can you tell me something you really like to do with Silas?

Play with him. Play Pokemon.

Is there anything that’s hard about being a sister?


What do you like to do with Daddy?

Go Pokemon hunting with him.

What do you like to do with me?

Go to the children’s museum.

Can you tell us about where you got that red panda?

The zoo.

Did you ever see a red panda for real?


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

No, because I can’t think of any.

Can you tell me what some of your favorite things are to do?

One of my favorite things to do is play Cutelopes.

Can you tell me something interesting you learned while you were four? 

Yeah, that thing is…That it’s fun to go to the Relief Sale.

What’s fun about the Relief Sale?

You get really yummy chicken there.

Is there anything else that you want to tell me about what it’s like to be a brand-new five year old?


Hi, Red Panda. 


Happy birthday.

Happy birthday to you, too!

How old are you?


How does it feel to be three?


Can you tell me about who some of your friends are?

Yeah, so there’s…Lillian and Petra, of course, and Silas, and Elisabeth.

And what do you like to do with your friends?

Play Cutelopes.

Did you have a birthday party this year?

No, because it wasn’t my turn.

Can you tell me anything exciting you did this past year?

Yeah, there’s…climbing up and trying to jump over the moon.

Are you scared of anything?

I’m scared of lions and tigers.

Do you have a favorite book?

Yes, it’s Go Dog Go.

Can you tell me anything special about your family?

I really love Petra.

What’s your name? Is your name still ‘Petra’?


Is there anything you really hope you will do this year?

Go fly on a flying broomstick with Petra.

Do you have anything else you want to tell me?

Silas is one of my best friends.


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