So today is my birthday, I am now 36.
I’ve had a fairly relaxing day. The babysitter came. I worked a bit and then I went shopping. For me. By myself. I bought some skinny jeans, I tried to buy boots. I bought a pair of socks. A big cable knit sweater. Some tanks tops. and probably a scarf. or two.
Every year my kids’ birthdays I do a birthday interview. I wanted to interview myself but it got awkward during the first question so I had the bright idea to enlist the help of Anna and Noah. When I said “aaaand go!” they looked at me like anything they said would be wrong. It took a few moments to get them warmed up but they did just fine.
(Anna) Mom, do you like One Direction? ummmm….yes. but not nearly as much as you do. Not even close.
(Noah) What do you want to do when you’re 36? Good question, Noah! hmmm…I don’t know. This year is going to be interesting to say the least, so I guess I want to make sure I keep my cool throughout. I’m also interested in seeing my business grow.
(Anna) Why do you like photography? Oh, I love capturing pretty things and pretty people and beautiful moments.
(Noah) What’s your favorite color? I am absolutely unable to answer that question at this time. Yellow? Gray? Mint green? Navy? Coral? TOO HARD.
(Anna) What’s your favorite kind of coffee? oh, baby, good question. Starbucks Pikes. mmmm…. speaking of which, you should probably buy me some Pikes k-cups for my birthday, k?
(Noah) What’s your favorite hobby? Can a hobby be what you do for a job? If so, photography. If not, um…eating.
(Noah) What’s your favorite season? Summer.
(Anna) What’s your favorite state? (only Anna would ask that) North Carolina. Someday I WILL move there.
(Noah) What do you like about your kids? I love how soft and sweet they are. I love the way Eli and Clara’s breath smells when they wake up. (sorry big kids, you’re not part of that goodness.) I love the way Clara copies everybody and everything and I love the way she loves to wear only her diaper. I love the way Eli says he wants to “be like Clara” which means he wants to take his clothes off. I love how he sings and plays. I love the way Noah takes time out every night to play with Eli, even if it’s on electronics, he involves him. I love the way Anna loves to be hugged by the babies. I love the way she’ll wake up grouchy and tell me she just wants to snuggle with me in bed.
(Anna) What’s your favorite food? Pizza. And beer. What? That’s a food.
(Noah) What’s your favorite veggie? Now don’t tell you or the other kids but I do not like vegetables. If I had to choose though, I’d say green beans.
Thanks for reading friends.