PCK's 3-Year Interview

This year, I decided to do an interview to get a glimpse into three-year old Parker's life through his own words. He had a ball. He was all about the interview process. In fact, halfway through, he asked for the paper and pen and became the interviewer all on his own, asking me: What is your favorite coffee maker? I told him I like when Parker makes the Donut Shop coffee in the Keurig and he furrowed his brow and deliberately recorded my answer. He melts my heart. For the next couple days he would randomly ask (very excitedly) to do another interview. More questions! 

Here's a look into the mind of our sweet, creative, intelligent little man...

What is your name? 

What is your age? 
Thee (holds up three fingers and gives a big smile)

What is your favorite thing to do? 
Um, to play T-Ball!

Do you have any nicknames?

What do you want to be when you grow up? 
A dentist.

What is your favorite thing to do with your family? 
Play basketball.

What makes you happy?

What do you like to learn about?
Mixers... it mixes the ingredients all up. (You can tell he loves to help in the kitchen!)

What makes you sad?
It's hard to know. 

What do you do really well?
Play basketball.

If you had a million dollars what would you buy?
Pears. (The day before we had read a story showing a person eating a pear, and Parker decided he had to have one. I promised him we'd look for pears at the grocery store the next time we went, and he wasn't about to forget!)

If you could go anywhere, where would it be?
To Target. (I'm sure it has nothing to do with the Starbucks milk and cake pops he gets to pick out when he go!)

What do you like about going to the symphony?
Seeing the conductor. 

What do you like about the orchestra?
I like the viola. And I like the cellos. And I like the double basses. And I like the oboe. And I like the clarinet. And I like the bassoon. Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon.

What do you like about going to hockey games?
Being so loud.

What do you remember from this year?
Going to Connor's (restaurant).

What was your favorite birthday present?
The big, big excavator.

What do you order at Starbucks?
Chocolate or regular milk.

Instrument: Violin
Song: London Bridges
Color: Orange
Food: Ice Cream
Book: Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
Toy: The ball tower
Music: Vivaldi Spring

Parker's actual birthday this year started with Mommy and Daddy singing Happy Birthday and bringing in a birthday balloon! It was Max's off-Friday, so we got to spend the whole day as a family.

The morning continued with birthday donuts...

Then we jumped in Pepper and road tripped to Chattanooga where we visited the Tennessee Aquarium. 

I grew up going to The Monterey Bay Aquarium so my standards are high, but I am actually equally impressed with the Tennessee Aquarium! No, it doesn't cycle in ocean water like Monterey's, but it does have a ton to see, including penguins, otters, jellyfish, sea horses and a ginormous tank with sharks - my favorite!

Parker's takeaway message from this exhibit: Alligators eat people!

We lunched in downtown Chattanooga (where the aquarium is located) then hit up the rest of the aquarium. It was the perfect birthday outing!

By the time we rolled back into Huntsville it was almost dinnertime. Parker had been talking for months about going to I Heart Sushi for his birthday dinner, and we were happy to oblige. Little Man went to town when our meal arrived! Chopsticks for the win!

And of course we ended the day with birthday cake - yellow with chocolate frosting, just like he was hoping for! Parker was all kinds of happy.

Happy Birthday, PCK!


  1. Aw, I love his interview. I especially love that he'd spend his million dollars on pears. Sounds like such a fun birthday. Great shot of the three of you at the aquarium!

  2. Such a sweet interview! I love reading these! And the aquarium is always so much fun!

  3. "It's hard to know." Bless his sweet little heart. <3

  4. Sounds like the perfect birthday celebration! I love that you did a little interview too :) He will love looking back at his answers when he's older!

  5. Oh, this is so very sweet! Some of his answers are wiser than he realizes...Also, love that he likes Target as his fav place to go! Hope he had a happy bday and got a pear! 😃


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