We have a tradition to interview the kids on each birthday starting at 2. It has been fun to look back and hear their sweet voice and also how fast their “favorites” change. Here is the commentary from Joseph’s 2 year interview complete with his adorable “um’s.”
What is your name? Joseph Chawles
How old are you? 2 (as he holds up one finger)
What’s your favorite color? Um, brown. Brown? Yes.
What’s your favorite snack? Um, trains.
What’s your favorite flavor ice cream? Um, chwaklit.
What is your favorite snack to eat? Um, golf ball hahaha! Do you like gold fish, fruit snacks…? Can I have some fruit snacks?
What’s your favorite dinner that Mama makes? Um, sausage paaaaaaaasta
Who’s your best friend? Um, Madeleine.
What’s your favorite shirt to wear? The piwate (pirate) one.
Where is your favorite restaurant? Um, ketchup.
Do you like Chipotle or Freebirds? Um, Freebirds. Freebirds or Chickfila? Um, Chickfila. What do you like to get at Chickfila? Chicken nuggets and Friiiiiiiiiies
What’s your favorite drink? Sausage Paaaasta! No, sprite, root beer, lemonade, juice? Sprite. I’m making a choo choo train on my tummy.
What do you want to be when you get bigger? A choo choo train.
What’s your favorite toy to play with? Um, pink. How about Paw Patrol, trains….? Trains, I’m gonna play with my trains (walks away).
What is your favorite book? Go Dog Go
Who sleeps with you in your bed? Um, Chase doll and horsey and puppy and puppy blanket and gray blanket and blue blanket.
What’s your favorite thing to do at the park? Sliiiiiiiiiides
What was your favorite present you got for your birthday? Um, dirt cake! I ATE THE DIRT!
Who do you love? Madeleine Are you going to get married one day? Yes.
Where are you going to go to college? Ride the airplanes.
What do you want to be when you get bigger? Ride the yewo (yellow) airplane
There are so many precious things I want to remember about him at this age and I’m trying to write them all down before I forget but when I start to put them on paper I almost go blank. I feel like I need a notepad in my pocket 24/7 to jot down his little quotes and mannerisms. Like, how he always asks to hold my hand when he is scared or upset (even when I am driving and especially when I’m trying to eat). Or when I am putting him to bed at night and he protests me turning off the lamp with, “I wanna talk a widdle bit.” So we talk a little bit and then I say it’s time to lay down and he says, “I wanna a cuddle a widdle bit.” Well ok:)
Lately he has been super mischievous, but when I correct him he tells me he is only “attending” (pretending). “Mama I only attended to throw that at the TV.” Yes. We had to get a new TV. I love how particular he is about HIS side of the rocking chair and how he always wants a stool to see what I’m doing in the kitchen. And his sweet little way of asking questions that begin and end with “why.” “Why do birds have wings mama, why?” “Why is it dark outside, why?” Or how he will hurry and eat his fruit snacks super fast or chug his chocolate milk in the morning and no one notices until he says, “I beat Madeleine.”
I know there will come a time when he doesn’t want to cuddle or hold my hand and he won’t really ask for my opinion, but for now he is my two year old little boy and this is the time of our lives.