Tuesday, November 3, 2015

An Interview with Lucy, Kindergarten Edition

I started doing annual interviews with Lucy two years ago. The interview usually takes place in August, but we got a bit sidetracked with Lucy starting kindergarten this fall. Lucy and I finally found the time to sit down and chat last week – and here is the result:

ME: What is your name?

LUCY: Lucy Catherine Butler.

ME: How do you spell that?

LUCY: L – U – C – Y  B – U – T – L – E – R

ME: What about the Catherine part?

LUCY: I don’t know how to spell that!

ME: Something to work on then.

LUCY: Maybe so.

ME: Okay, then, what is your nickname?

LUCY: Lucy Goosey!
ME: Who calls you that?
LUCY: All my friends actually.

ME: Silly me. How old are you?

LUCY: Five!

ME: What is your favorite color?

LUCY: Purple, of course!

ME: Of course. What is your favorite food?

LUCY: Chicken nuggets.

ME: No surprise there.

LUCY: Actually, my favorite food is…broccoli!

ME: No, it’s not.

LUCY: Yes, it is!

ME: Then broccoli will be on the menu tonight, kiddo. What is your favorite drink?

LUCY: Apple juice.

ME: What’s your favorite snack?

LUCY: Cheetos.

ME: What’s your favorite restaurant?

LUCY: Cracker Barrel.

ME: Because we just went there?

LUCY: Yes. And because I like pancakes.

ME: See, pancakes should have been your favorite food.

LUCY: Mommy!

ME: Sorry. So, what is your favorite toy?

LUCY: Bun Bun.

ME: Why even ask? What is your favorite TV show?

LUCY: Austin and Ally.

ME: What is your favorite outfit?

LUCY: My Elsa shirt and my colored tutu.
ME: That you are wearing now?
LUCY: Yes.

ME: Very cute. Where do you live?

LUCY: (says subdivision name)

ME: Where’s that?

LUCY: I don’t know.

ME: Looks like we have something to work on. You live in Florida. Moving on, what are your favorite animals?

LUCY: I like giraffes, monkeys, and puppies. And there’s one more thing I want to say.

ME: Okay.

LUCY: And this one is…rabbits!

ME: Got it. What is your favorite pet?

LUCY: Probably dogs.

ME: Any dog in particular?

LUCY: Oscar!

ME: What does Mommy do for work?

LUCY: Work on a computer.

ME: What does Daddy do for work?

LUCY: Print out paper.

ME: What is your favorite book?

LUCY: I think it is, “The Day The Crayons Came Home.”

ME: I like that book too. What is your favorite thing to do outside?

LUCY: Swim in the swimming pool.

ME: Who is your favorite friend?

LUCY: Emma D.

ME: Who is your favorite teacher?

LUCY: Mrs. Bazin {her kindergarten teacher}, of course!

ME: Of course. What do you want to be when you grow up?

LUCY: I want to be a doctor.

ME: Really what kind?

LUCY: One that does like check ups.

ME: Like Dr. Wilde {her pediatrician}?

LUCY: Yes. But I don’t want to give shots.

ME: Don’t the nurses usually handle that?

LUCY: That’s why I’m going to be a doctor!

ME: Good plan. What do you want to be for Halloween?

LUCY: Emily Elizabeth.

ME: And Will will be your dog, Clifford. What is your favorite holiday?

LUCY: Halloween.

ME: Are you just saying that because it's the closest holiday?

LUCY: Yes. And, because you get so much candy!

ME: If you could have any kind of party, what kind of party would you want?

LUCY: I would have a Bat Girl party!

ME: Really?

LUCY: Yes.

ME: Noted for your next birthday. What is your favorite song?

LUCY: (sings) “I don’t like it, I love it, love it, love it. Uh oh, so good it hurts. I don’t want it, I gotta, gotta have it. Uh oh, so good it hurts”

ME: The Kidz Bop version, right?

LUCY: Yes. I love it. (starts singing again)

ME: Okay, what is your favorite game?

LUCY: Diggity Dog.

ME: What do you bring to bed with you?

LUCY: Bun Bun.

ME: Just Bun Bun?

LUCY: Yeah, that’s all I bring! I’m big, remember?

ME: How could I forget? What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy?

LUCY: Decorate the house.

ME: What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy?

LUCY: Play upstairs {in the playroom}.

ME: What is your favorite sweet treat?

LUCY: Smarties! They are delicious, AND they make you smart!

ME: Is that so? Do you like Smarties better than chocolate?

LUCY: Today I do!

ME: Fair enough. What is your favorite movie?

LUCY: I would watch “Frozen.”

ME: You said that last year too.

LUCY: Yeah, I know.

ME: Are you reading what I’m writing?

LUCY: Yeah.

ME: You stinker! If you could go anywhere, where would you like to go?

LUCY: Disney.

ME: Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?

LUCY: Hmmm. Favorite place to go? I don’t know.

ME: Think about it.

LUCY: Oh, the beach!

ME: What makes you happy?

LUCY: When me and Mommy cuddle.

ME: Awww.

LUCY: Wait, was that last year’s?

ME: Excuse me. Stop reading.

LUCY: Excuse me, that will always be it!

ME: You’re sweet, but I’m still moving the laptop. What makes you sad?

LUCY: When Will hits me.

ME: That makes me sad too. But you know he loves you, right?

LUCY: Right. And I love him too.

ME: What scares you?

LUCY: When ghosts say “Boo!”

ME: When does that happen?

LUCY: Oh, I don’t know. Probably Halloween.

ME: You’ve got it all figured out. What makes you feel proud of yourself?

LUCY: When I do good work.

ME: That makes me proud too. What is your favorite sport?

LUCY: Soccer.

ME: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

LUCY: Chocolate.

ME: Do you want to tell me anything else?

LUCY: Yes.

ME: What?

LUCY: I love you, Mommy.

ME: I love you too.

Emily Elizabeth and her big red dog, Clifford - Halloween 2015