On Turning Five

Yesterday, Angie turned five and I thought it would be fun to do a mini-interview with her to mark the occasion. Some of her answers were what I expected, and others surprised me.

On Turning Five

1. What was your favourite thing about being four?

Mmm . . . was not being happy. I didn’t like being four. (I should have asked this question the day before her birthday, apparently. Now that she’s five, she doesn’t want to think about being four.)

2. How do you feel about turning five?

Happy, indeed! And I look graceful and hot. I just look like a saucepan girl. (We’re currently reading The Magic Faraway Tree.)

On Turning Five

3. What is your favourite movie?

(silence) Sleeping Beauty. (Wait, what? What about Frozen?)

4. What is your favourite colour?


5. What is your favourite story or book?

The Faraway Tree.

6. Who is your favourite princess?

Tiana. (She hasn’t actually seen this movie.)

7. What is your favourite food?

Macaroni cheese. (Just like Mommy.)

On Turning Five

8. What is your favourite drink?

Hot chocolate. (This from the child who has 3-4 cups of tea in a day.)

9. What is the most fun thing you can think of doing?

Going to the beach.

10. Tell me five things you want to do now that you’re five.

Mmm, make stuff. Mmm, hang up keys on the key hanger. Mmm, help the poor people. Mmm, wrap a present for birthdays. Mmm, read the Faraway book.

11. What do you like best about being you?

Dressing myself. (I think she means dressing up. Because every day is dress up day if you’re Angie. She spent most of her birthday wearing balloons as fairy wings. And briefly as boobs, much to my brother’s amusement.)

12. What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a teacher and a mother.

On Turning Five

13. When you’re a grown-up, how old will you be?

I don’t know. 16, I guess.

14. What don’t you like to do?

I don’t like throwing toys in the dustbin.

15. What is your favourite Bible story?


I’ll have to remember to do this again next year and see how her answers change.

Do you have any fun birthday traditions?

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