On our children’s birthdays, I interview them, asking them the same set of questions each year. This allows us to see how they’re changing and if they have interests that remain the same. I call these the Birthday Interviews. This is Calista’s third interview.

Calista Mae, 5yo, March 2013

What are you going to be when you grow up?
A dancer.
What’s that going to be like?
Well, I’m going to wear ballet shoes and a ballet dress.

What are your favourite toys?
Unicorns.

Who are your best friends?
The little boy at the house with Rory the Racing Car because we went sliding down a mattress.

What makes you happy?
Tickling me because it makes me laugh.

What makes you sad?
Hurting me.

When you dream at night, what do you dream about?

You being a queen, Daddy being a king and us being little princesses.

What do you like to do with David?

Help him, like help him making stuff.

What do you like to do with Lauren?

Play with her. Because you do play. You have lady voices. .

What’s your favourite colour?
I have lots of favourite colours: pink, golden, red and purple, magenta, blue, green.

What’s your favourite book?
Hat in the Cat.

What does David do during the day?
Work. Like cooking.

What does Lauren do during the day?

Driving and packing up.

What do you do during the day?
Play with Uni [her unicorn] and her mother.

Want to see how she’s changed? You can read Calista’s interview when she turned three and four.