Why interview your children? You'll never get these moments back, and believe it or not, you won't remember all the cute things they did at this age. Write it down and treasure it. You can do this weekly, monthly, bi-yearly, yearly, etc... For younger children, write down their words and how they say them. For example: When my son was about 18 months old, he called birds "doyt doyts." We interpreted that he was trying to say "tweet tweet" which is what a bird says. It was adorable and thankfully that is one of the cute things I can remember.
Here is how our interview went today:
- What is your name? Traco (Tray-soh)
- How old are you? Four
- What color is your hair? Dark bwond hayer
- What color are your eyes? Red (They're actually blue.)
- What is your favorite game? Pwants Verses Zombies
- What is your favorite movie? Robot movie!
- What is your favorite toy? my dinosaur toy
- What is your favorite thing to do? racing 'round of cars (He runs around the room as he says this.)
- What is your favorite thing to do with Mama? play
- What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy? Play Pwants Verses Zombies and watch movie with Daddy
- What is your favorite song? green music (Gangnam Style)
- What is your favorite animal? dinosaur
- Are you excited to be a big brother? mhm
- Is it going to be a boy or a girl? No no no.
- Where do babies come from? from bellies
- What makes you happy? Nanny and Jewey and Kenny and Grandma and Papa George too.
- What makes you cry? for eating 'cause I make a mess when I'm sorry (Well, that's interesting...)
- What do you dream about when you sleep? on the moon. (This morning he said he had dreamt about Nanny and Jewey because they make him happy at Nanny's house. I asked him because in the middle of the night last night he yelled in his sleep.)
- Who is your best friend? Dawson
- Why? 'Cause he's my brudder.
Trace's Recent Milestones
- He has become much better at playing with others and sharing.
- He has recently started taking afternoon naps.
- He has started making excuses. "I can't." "I'm too little." "I'm too big."
- He likes to be a "big helper."
- He can unbuckle himself and get himself out of the car (when I ask him to).
- He can now walk in the store (or anywhere else) without going too far or causing too much destruction.
- He hasn't had a #2 accident in over a month (maybe two).
- He has had very few #1 accidents in the past week.
- We've been working on him getting himself dressed. He's finally learned how to put on his pull-up and pants all by himself. They are still often inside out or backwards. ...We're working on it.
Things We're Working On
- Fine motor skills
- Getting dressed and undressed
- Getting the clothes, shoes, and jackets on
- Getting them on the right way
- Potty Training
- Buckling himself in