Pumpkin turned three last week, so I thought I’d share a little bit about her. She is smart. She is willful. She is funny. She is thoughtful. She is particular about how she wants things done. She is shy around older cousins, aunts and friends but will approach a perfect stranger to tell them about her new backpack or her swim lessons. She will eat raisins by the handful, but hand her some trail mix and she will pick out all the nuts, leaving only the dried fruit. She would eat macaroni and cheese for every meal if she could. She doesn’t know what “Disney” is, but she is obsessed with all things under the great mouse empire. She also loves airplanes, animals, her baby sister, painting, drawing, coloring, baking and her dog Scoop. Whatever mom and dad are doing, she wants to be doing, too. She makes up her own words when she reads books aloud. She likes matching games and has come up with her own alphabet games taking pieces from different toys and matching the letters. Watching her grow into her own person is the most amazing thing.
I saw on Pinterest a list of questions to ask kids every year starting with their third birthday. Here are her answers:
Q: What makes you happy?
A: When I’m 5.
Q: What is your favorite animal?
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Mac and cheese.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do?
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: Sofia, Doc and Mickey. And Lucky Duck.
Q: What is your best sport?
A: Being a pirate.
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Ariel, Frozen and Cinderella.
Q: Favorite color?
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: Sorcery and Wolves and Anna and Elsa (from the Frozen soundtrack).
Q: What do you like to do with mom?
Q: What do you like to do with dad?
Q: Where is your favorite place to go?
A: To momma’s work
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Be a teacher.