A Facebook friend of mine linked to this interview she conducted on her almost-three-year-old son, and I liked it so well that I immediately turned reporter on Jackson and asked him the same questions. This is a fun exercise for any mom of a young kid (I think it would work best on kids age 2-4) and a good way to document and record your child’s emotional/verbal/cognitive development and especially his or her perception of and relationship to you. Here are Jackson’s answers (#12 is my favorite):
1. What is something I always say to you?
“I love you”
2. What makes me happy?
3. What makes me sad?
When I cry.
4. How do I make you laugh?
5. What do you think I was like as a child?
6. How old am I?
15 years old. (This, after reminding me the day before that I’m 38 1/2 years old).
7. How tall am I?
34 tall man. (?)
8. What is my favorite thing to do?
Going to the park.
9. What do I do when you’re not around?
10. If I ever become famous, what will it be for?
11. What am I really good at?
(long, long pause) (Like, really long). Let’s do this on Sunday.
No, let’s just finish now. What am I really good at?
(Long pause again). Playing. (He says, not very convincingly…)
12. What am I not very good at?
Having a baby in your tummy two times.
13. What do I do for a job?
Do your computer.
14. What is my favorite food?
15. What makes me proud?
16. If I were a character, who would I be?
Shell. Your name would be Shell.
17. What do you and I do together?
Tomorrow I am going to have soccer class.
18. How are you and I the same?
19. How are you and I different?
20. How do you know I love you?
I love you!
21. What do I like most about your dad?
Playing with him. I love Daddy!
22. Where is my favorite place to go?
To the park.
23. How old was I when you were born?
I do not know. Just zero?