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 second interview.

Calista Mae, 4 years old, March 2012

What are you going to be when you grow up?
I’m going to be a grown-up, a lady.
What’s that going to be like?
I don’t know.

What are your favourite toys?
Ponies.

Who are your best friends?
Tierra and Shasa.

What makes you happy?
Bisketti. (spaghetti)
Why does that make you happy?

Because I love bisketti.

What makes you sad?
Hitting
When does hitting happen?
When Delaney hits me, I don’t like that.

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

Ponies and stuff.

What do you like to do with David?

Kiss and cuddle him.

What do you like to do with Lauren?

Drink with her.

What do you drink?
Juice.

What’s your favourite colour?
Pink and purple.

What’s your favourite book?
A rabbit book.

What does David do during the day?
Working.
What kind of work?
Working in the truck.

What does Lauren do during the day?

Feeding Elijah.

What do you do during the day?

Drinking juice.

Anything else?
Water.

Thank you, darling, for answering these questions.
Well, can I have some water now?

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