Interview with Arthur on his 4th Birthday

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Hot chocolate

What’s your favorite food?

Cake

What’s your favorite song?

99 Luftballons

Who’s your favorite singer?

Prince

What’s your favorite TV show?

Star Wars

What’s your favorite book?

Star Wars

What’s your favorite thing to do?

Play with Lego Star Wars

What makes you laugh?

“I will tickle you until you pee in your pants.”

What’s your favorite animal?

Tiger and lion and leopard

What’s your favorite toy?

Lego Star Wars

What makes you happy?

When Mama & Papa give me kisses and hugs

What makes you sad?

When Julian hits me

Who do you love?

Mama & Papa & Julian

What scares you?

Tigers and lions

What do you want to do when you grow up? 

Drive the subway 4 train

Who is your best friend?

Julian

What do you want for your birthday?

Gup C, a bike

What is your favorite playground?

Mount Prospect Park

What is your favorite museum?

Transit Museum

What’s your favorite color?

Red, blue, yellow

What’s your favorite subway train?

All of them!

What are you best at?

Climbing

What things do you take to bed with you?

Books, lizard, Wuffi

What is your favorite fruit?

Mandarin oranges

What is your favorite snack?

Breakfast bars

What is your favorite vegetable?

Carrots

What is your favorite thing to do outside?

Play Star Wars

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? (and how would you get there?)

Delaware – with a car! Or a bus!

P.S. Last year’s interview with Arthur.

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Interview with Julian on his 6th Birthday

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What’s your favorite drink?

Orange juice, water

What’s your favorite food?

Cake

What’s your favorite song?

Let it Flow 

What’s your favorite TV show?

Star Wars movies

What’s your favorite book?

Star Wars

What’s your favorite thing to do?

Play Star Wars, do Math, say all the subway stops on my train map

What makes you laugh?

When mama tickles me

What’s your favorite animal?

Falcon

What’s your favorite toy?

Lego Star Wars

What makes you happy?

When I eat ice cream

What makes you sad?

When we get to watch TV for a long time and then have to turn it off

Who do you love?

Mama, Papa, Arthur, Shirine

What scares you?

Monster

What do you want to do when you grow up? 

Drive the Q train

Who is your best friend?

Shirine, Marlowe, Marlo, Lorelei, Frances, Chase

What do you want for your birthday?

Gup A, Octopod, Annakin’s spaceship, new scooter

What is your favorite playground?

Mount Prospect Park

What is your favorite museum?

Museum of Math

What’s your favorite color?

I love all colors except pink.

What’s your favorite subway train?

4, 5, Q

What are you best at?

Math

What things do you take to bed with you?

Sometimes Gup X and Cpt. Barnacles

What is your favorite fruit?

Mango, banana

What is your favorite snack?

Breakfast bars

What is your favorite vegetable?

Cucumber on a sandwich, carrots, spinach

What is your favorite thing to do outside?

Play

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? (and how would you get there?)

The Bronx with the 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, B, D trains

 

P.S. Past birthday interviews with Julian: 2016, 2015, 2014

An Interview with Julian on his 4th Birthday

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What’s your favorite drink?

Spicy water

What’s your favorite food?

Spinach salad. Sometimes carrots. Also cookies. I have many favorite foods. Pancakes. Cheese.

What’s your favorite song?

Roar and All about that bass

Who’s your favorite singer?

Me (Julian)

What’s your favorite TV show?

Sid the Science Kid

What’s your favorite book?

Die Riesen-Birne

What’s your favorite thing to do?

Play

What makes you laugh?

You. (mama)

What’s your favorite animal?

A lion

What’s your favorite toy?

M34 bus

What makes you happy?

You. (mama)

What makes you sad?

Nothing

Who do you love?

Mama, Papa, Arthur, Grammy, Grandpa, and Eloise.

What scares you?

Monsters

What do you want to do when you grow up? 

Go to work

Who is your best friend?

Arthur

What do you want for your birthday?

A bike, M4 bus

What is your favorite playground?

Harry Chapin

What is your favorite museum?

Brooklyn Museum

What’s your favorite color?

Green, orange, yellow, blue, red, pink

What’s your favorite subway train?

The Z and J train

What are you best at?

Playing

What things do you take to bed with you?

Hoppel, flash light

What is your favorite fruit?

Grapes, blueberries, strawberries

What is your favorite snack?

Cereal bars

What is your favorite vegetable?

Spinach salad

What is your favorite thing to do outside?

Being a train

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? (and how would you get there?)

Bronx, with the 2/3 train

P.S. Here is Julian’s birthday interview from last year.

On being born

Last night I had a conversation with Julian that really made me think…

I asked him very open-ended questions about what it was like when he was in my belly. I asked him if he remembered being in there. He immediately said yes. I asked him what it was like. Julian said it felt good. It was dark and warm, and he was happy. But he didn’t have any room. He said he heard my voice but he didn’t know that I was his mama. I asked him if he was talking to people, and he said yes. He said he was talking to family.

When he came out Julian said he didn’t want to come out. He said he was scared.

The fact is that he wasn’t coming out. My water had broken, and 24 hours later Julian had to be born via c-section. He said it was bright and loud.

Now…all of those things are so spot on and exactly how I would imagine it would feel like being born. But Julian is 3. I doubt he has ever spent much thought on any of these questions. His answers came out without having to think about it.

It kind of blew my mind and made me happy at the same time.

Here Comes The Son

An Interview with Julian on his 3rd Birthday

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What’s your favorite drink?

Julian: vanilla milk

What’s your favorite food?

Julian: peanut butter & jelly

What’s your favorite song?

Julian: New York, New York

What’s your favorite TV show?

Julian: Thomas

What’s your favorite book?

Julian: the Subway book

What’s your favorite thing to do?

Julian: Play

What’s your favorite animal?

Julian: a lion

What’s your favorite toy?

Julian: my big, big cement mixer

What makes you happy?

Julian: vanilla milk, spicy water, the promenade, Cheerios

What makes you sad?

Julian: Mama. (I repeated this question a few times but always got the same answer. Yay me.)

Who do you love?

Julian: Mama, Papa, Arthur

What do you want to be when you grow up? 

Julian: go to school

Who is your best friend?

Julian: Mama

What do you want for your birthday?

Julian: a rocket ship

What is your favorite playground?

Julian: LICH. And the car at Pier 5.

What is your favorite museum?

Julian: the Children’s Museum

What’s your favorite color?

Julian: yellow

What’s your favorite subway train?

Julian: 2 train