In this post, we transcribe a conversation with our four-year-old Dear Son (DS). It was basically an interview for our blog but DS does not know that. Therefore, DS did not feel the necessity of answering the questions diligently. Many of the sentences he said are meaningless unless interpreted by us. It seems parents are the best translators in the world! The questions and the answers are below.
Question: What is your name?
Answer: Dear Son
(At this point, Dear Son starts to play with Dear Mom’s phone. He opens a word-learning app where the cartoon monster was eating random food items.)
Question: What did the monster eat?
Answer: The monster ate socks.
Question: What did you eat for dinner?
White and drumstick and rice (Translation: Dear Son meant White rice and drumstick)
Question: Where do you live?
Answer: In this house. I stay in the United States of America. Can you give me George fire department? (Translation: by George fire department, Dear son was referring to a storybook of the Curious George series)
Question: What about fire department
Answer: There is fire in my school. It blinked for three days because I was not crying. (Translation: The daycare had fire drills a number of times. Dear Son was brave and did not cry despite the sound.)
Question: Was there anyone crying?
Answer: L cried. I do not know somebody. (Translation: A friend named L cried. Dear Son did not see anyone else cry.)
(At this point Dear Son was losing focus and was becoming impatient.)
Question: Dear Son.
Question: Which day do you like most?
Answer: Monday because you see the flag of the United States of America. (Translation: After two days’ of the weekend, Dear Son gets excited when he sees the flag in his daycare on Monday)
Question: How old are you?
Answer: Now am am older four. Today I am four.
Question: Who lives with you?
Answer: Don’t say that. (Comment: We were expecting him to say — Mom and Dad live with me. A few days ago he was saying something like this.)
Question: Why not?
(Dear Son now pays attention to writing some words on a piece of paper.)
Question: Who lives with you?
Answer: N (Translation: He stated the name of a friend, N, with whom he plays in the daycare.)
(Dear son is writing and drawing now. He is busy. It is not a good time to interview him. Therefore the interview remains unfinished. 🙂 )
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4 thoughts on “An interview with Dear Son”
Such a lovely conversation. This made me smile. My son is just five months old. And I love the way he communicates with sounds and facial expressions.
You’ve got a brilliant kid! Reading the interview prove that your son is going to become a great person in the future. I wish dear son the best in life.
Your son is so cute and from its answers, I think he is very smart. I like its prompt answer to any question and I think that at his age of 4 years old he is really smart if he knows how to write. Congratulation you have a wonderful boy!
Thank you so much for all the beautiful words. I appreciate your visiting and all the comments. Have a wonderful weekend.