Peter turns 5 on April 8th! I'm sitting here at the kitchen table with him while he works on constructing his very first Lego set (we waited until Zoë was old enough that she no longer put every thing in sight into her mouth before we let Peter get little Legos). He's working very intently on putting together his golden Ninajago Dragon.
And I think this is the time to give him his birthday interview. I'm so in love with him I can't stand it.
What is your name?
What's your middle name?
What's your favorite thing to do?
Umm...my favorite thing to do is playing ith my dragon and building it.
What are you hoping you'll get for your birthday?
Who are the people that you love?
Is there anyone else you love besides your friends?
Just my friends.
What about your family?
And I love my family
Who are your friends that you love?
Soren. Umm...Hayden. Hallie. And, uh, David. And John. And Liam. Tommy and Angel. And Lucy.
Your sister Lucy?
Uh huh. And Zoë. Her have read hair. And I miss Lucy. And I love Mommy.
What about daddy?
Hmmm...Hmmmm...But it's just my friends to eat. But I need a bigger cake, mom.
What's your favorite food?
Really? Anything else?
Just ice cream.
What sports do you like to play?
Baseball. And I like to ride my bike. And I'm going to start soccer.
I can't believe you are turning five! (I said this as he sat on my lap, my arms wrapped around his growing chest). You have to always be my little boy and give me loves and kisses and cuddles. And then you are going to be 6! Then 7, 8, 9, 10, 11...then you'll go to high school and on a mission and to college and then you'll get married and then you'll be a daddy and you'll make me a grandma! I can't believe it!
His response to all this:
"But....I don't know how to type!"
I'm glad that's your only concern, son. I love you with all my liver and lungs!