An interview with my nine-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on his birthday

I’ve been thinking a lot about how my son’s ninth birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year.  If there ever is a child to be grateful for it is this mellow, sensitive, confident, observant, thoughtful bookworm. This boy would rather celebrate his birthday over Dim Sum in Chinatown with two classmates than a big hoopla with his whole class.

Nine years with this child is something that I am grateful for everyday of the year.


Between getting the turkey in the oven and the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, I managed to ask him these questions.

1.  Who is your favorite person in the whole world?

Blank  (his blanket pictured above)

2. What is your favorite color? 


3.  What is your favorite thing to wear? 


4.  What is your favorite sport? 

Basketball – actually I don’t have a favorite sport. 

5. What is your favorite cereal?

 Cocoa Puffs.  I’ve never had them, but know they taste good. 

6. Who is your best friend?


7. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A Photographer or a Tour Guide

8.  What is your favorite book?

 That’s hard.  Any book in the world:  Captain Underpants.  I’ve read harder books than that, but it still is my favorite. 

9.  What are you really good at?


10.  Where do you wish you could go on vacation?


11. What is your best memory?

When I got all A’s on my report card

12. What would you buy if you had a $1000?

 Buy a lot of books

13.  What vegetable do you like the most?


14.  If you could have one wish what would it be?

 More books 

15. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

 Mint chocolate chip

16. Who is your biggest hero?

 Gary Paulsen (an author)

17. What do you like to do with your friends?


18. What do you hope to accomplish by your next birthday?

Have all A’s in third grade.


 Happy Birthday, Buddy!  And Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.  I am grateful to all of you that read, share, comment and are a part of Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom.

What are you grateful for today? 

You also will enjoy reading an interview with my eight-year-old on his birthday and about the Thanksgiving when the fire trucks arrived at our house. 

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