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 Brioni’s fifth interview.

Brioni Elise Fisher, 7yo, August 2013

What are you going to be when you grow up?
A jungle girl.

What’s that going to be like?
I’ll live in a rainforest and save animals’ lives and make a hideout in the trees somewhere. ?

What are your favourite toys?
Paper and pencils and gadget toys.

Like what?
Binoculars, walkie-talkies.

Who are your best friends?
Nathan and Maya and Tom.

What makes you happy?
?Funny jokes and being tickled.

What makes you sad?
Sometimes when the rats get hurt I’m sad about that.

When you dream at night, what do you dream about? Can you remember any of your dreams?
One night, I was a kangaroo, and I visited this human’s house. The man that lived in that house put a little bracelet on my hand so he knew which one I was.

What do you like to do with David?
I like to play with him and have big, snuggly kisses and cuddles with him.

What do you like to do with Lauren?
I like to play with her and learn how to read and write with her. I like sleeping next to her.

What’s your favourite colour?

What’s your favourite book?
Famous Five and Secret Seven.

What does David do during the day?
He watches television, reads books and plants seeds.

What does Lauren do during the day?
?She looks after us by feeding us and buying things for us and putting up the bed.

What do you do during the day?
Well, I play with the rats and play with our friends and do all sorts of crafty things — drawings and cutting out things.

What do you want to learn or do or visit before you turn eight?
I want to learn how to read and write some more, and I want to learn how to make inventions. I want to go to the snow, and I want to see Nathan and Maya again.

Want to see how she’s changed (or not)? You can read Brioni’s interviews when she turned six, five, four and three. (You can access the rest of our girls’ birthday interviews here.)