My boy is four today! I thought we’d celebrate it here with an interview.
Jack, how old are you? Four.
What is your favorite thing to do? Everything.
Who do you like to spend time with? You.
What is your favorite food? Fruit Snacks.
What are you good at? Racing.
What is your favorite thing to play with? Blaze and Hot Wheels and Dino Trucks.
What makes you laugh? Falling down.
What makes you cry? Slapping and punching.
What is your favorite song? True Colors.
What is your favorite book? The Book with No Pictures (by B.J. Novak)
What is one hard thing you have done? Mario Kart
What is something new you’d like to do? Drive a real car.
What is the best thing about being four? Getting presents.
I made Jack a cake for this birthday, as I do.
The first layer is a tasty tire. Fondant flames lick up the second layer toward a toy Blaze on top. Yes, those are supposed to be flames. Okay, I know I didn’t exactly nail the flames, but the kid liked them. And I didn’t have time to fuss because Lucy is running for class president and requested a cake to take to school for her constituents today, too.
She came up with the design. She said she hopes it is good enough to get her elected. I said that I hoped she didn’t really believe a cake could get her elected. And then I imagined her bursting out of school in tears screaming she lost and blaming it on my stupid cake. Dave carried the cake in to her class this morning for her. He reported that there were already three or four giant boxes of doughnuts asking for votes. Maybe her Lucy for President pencils will cut through the white noise of baked goods. At least they’ll last beyond the sugar buzz and until the election on Thursday. She also has stickers. We’ll see what happens.