Aisha, 4yo, February 2009

What are you going to be when you grow up?
I’m going to be a dancer.
What’s that going to be like?
Like this [standing on one leg with the other kicked up behind her] with a dancing skirt.
[I was sewing the tutu onto her t-shirt while I was talking to her, so that probably influenced this answer.]

What are your favourite toys? ……………………………..
Bikes and babydolls. ……………………………..

Who are your best friends? ……………………………..
Brioni and Calista ……………………………..

What makes you happy? ……………………………..
Playing with my sisters. ……………………………..

What makes you sad? ……………………………..
Going to school. Because no mummies and daddies come. And they don’t kiss and cuddle me, so that’s sad. You let me go to school all by myself before, and I still remember that.
[We put her into daycare for one week in December 2007.]

When you dream at night, what do you dream about?
The moon is a balloon. ……………………………..

What do you like to do with Daddy? ……………………………..
Eat lollies. ……………………………..
Eat lollies? ……………………………..
Yes, because he does special things, you know.
[I grilled David over this — he confessed that he had popped some white chocolate baking bits into her mouth one bedtime several days ago.]

What do you like to do with Mama? ……………………………..
Read books. ……………………………..
Read books? ……………………………..
Because you’re the reader. Dad says so.

What are your favourite toys? ……………………………..
My bikes and my babydolls and my friends.

What’s your favourite colour? ……………………………..
Green, pink and purple. ……………………………..

What’s your favourite book? ……………………………..
Rapunzel ……………………………..

What does Daddy do during the day? ……………………………..
He does work in the shed and on the house.

What does Mama do during the day?
Work on the ‘puter too, and work in the shed too with Daddy.

What do you do during the day? ……………………………..
Play with toys and then come down to the shed and see you.