When conducting this interview with Raffi, he was very serious. He sat with a studious look on his face and answered each question very seriously. He did not get tired at the end of the 20 questions, and he took this job very seriously. I noticed a big change between this interview and the last one, where he got tired only a few questions in and began answering based on his surroundings.
Note: Instead of doing monthly updates after age 2, I decided to conduct a periodic interview with each child to learn more about them. Enjoy. All of my comments are in parentheses.
1. What is your name? Raffi Garibian
2. What is your favorite color? Blue and green
3. What is your favorite toy? Rescue bots
4. What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries (This is the first time he did not hesitate to answer this question.)
5. What is your favorite TV show? Rescue Bots
6. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? peanut butter sandwich (although he usually eats PB+J)
7. What is your favorite outfit? jeans (still surprised by this one)
8. What is your favorite game? making words (He is SO into practicing spelling these days.)
9. What is your favorite snack? bar snack (Same as last time)
10. What is your favorite animal? hippos and giraffes and fish and frogs and cats and dog (he added cats and dogs later because he felt he did not answer this question adequately the first time.)
11. What is your favorite book? the thomas book about thomas the train at my school with the clock on it (I wish I knew what book this is, but I do not.)
12. Who is your best friend? Thomas the people (as opposed to the train…)
13. What is your favorite thing to do outside? play basketball (As far as I know he has never played basketball in his life.)
14. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
15. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Paw Patrol
16. What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor to check hearts
17. Where do you want to go on vacation? to where Joss lives (so precious)
18. Who do you want to come over for a play date? Thomas and (every one of his school friends’ names, removed to protect their privacy) and myles’ sisters and all my friends’ sisters to come for a sleepover too and lucas and pauly too
19. Who do you love? I love mama and valentina and baba and alessandra and geddo and auntie nonna and I love Savannah.
20. What’s your favorite drink? water and juice and apple cider and apple juice
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At a month away from his 4th birthday, Raffi has almost officially stopped napping. I wonder if it’s just a phase and if going back to school will help bring back naps, but they’re gone for now. Kids can change so suddenly, can’t they? One month he’s napping every day consistently for 1.5 hours. And then suddenly he’s just… not.
When Raffi is not napping you can find him doing one of many fun and interesting things:
He comes downstairs and shares lots of different stories. The latest is that Buzz Lightyear speaks “a-minion” (aka Armenian) and he’s a bad guy and they want to send him to jail. I think it’s a storyline from one of the Toy Story movies but the language is actually Spanish?
While not taking his nap, Raffi can be found dumping out the single bin of toys he has in his room and spreading them around every surface.
You read that right. Somehow this almost 4-year-old has figured out how to turn the TV on in our room, turn the Apple TV on, get to Hulu and put on a show.
Brushing his teeth
Why? Why? I just don’t understand this one. I’ve found him in his bathroom brushing his teeth for about 20 solid minutes. His teeth sparkle by the end.
Playing with his Transformers
How is this even possible when his Transformers are downstairs in the living room? I’ve found him in his room with this Transformers, happily playing away. This is a great feat as it means he snuck down to the living room and back without me knowing. Such is the life as a mom of 3 (and as a kid with 2 siblings). By the way, these Transformers make an awesome gift for the 4-5 year old age group.
Raffi has learned the art of downward dog, tree pose and more all from the comfort of his bed. Don’t be surprised to check on him and find him hanging out in one of these positions like it’s totally normal.