Monday, August 13, 2012

Interview with Sims - Age 3

Last night I interviewed Sims with the same questions that I used last time.  I love some of his answers.

Maggie: What is your name?
Sims: S-I-M-S (spelling it out).

Maggie: How old are you?
Sims: Three (also holds up 3 fingers).

Maggie: What color is your hair?
Sims: White.

Maggie: What color are your eyes?
Sims: Brown, purple and white.

Maggie: What is your favorite food?
Sims: Chicken nuggets!

Maggie: What is your favorite song?
Sims: Apples and Bananas.

Maggie: What is your favorite treat?
Sims: Cookies.

Maggie: What is your favorite animal?
Sims: 2 giraffes.

Maggie: What is your favorite book?
Sims: Ya-Ya-Ya-Yo song book.

Maggie: What is your favorite store?
Sims: Grocery store.

Maggie: What do you like to do with Daddy?
Sims: Tackle and sqush.

Maggie: What do you like to do with Mama?
Sims: Play outside.

Maggie: Who are your friends?
Sims: Kav and Nick and Porter and Luke and Nick. (The 2 Nicks are the same person.)

Maggie: What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Sims: Dig.

Maggie: What is your favorite thing to play inside?
Sims: I like to play with Isaac... and Graham.

Maggie: What is your favorite bedtime story?
Sims: No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed book.
Maggie: Do we have that book?
Sims: We need to go to the bookstore to find it.

Maggie: What is your favorite thing to do when you wake up?
Sims: Eat a muffin top.

Maggie: What is your favorite shirt?
Sims: Hockey shirt. (the shirt he was wearing)

Maggie: What are your favorite shoes?
Sims: Pirate shoes.

Maggie: What is your favorite snack?
Sims: Breakfast bar.

Maggie: What is your favorite way to help around the house?
Sims: Trash.

Maggie: What is your favorite place to go?
Sims: Grocery store to buy more cheese and pepperoni.

Maggie: What is your favorite toy?
Sims: A net.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


In the past, Sims has rarely paid attention to music we play in the car or at home.  Lately, things have changed.  He has one song that he likes, and he requests that it be played on repeat, while he shakes one of his fists to the beat.  Every time that we get in the car, he asks for the "Ya-Ya-Ya-Yo" song.  That's not actually it's title.  It's what Sims thinks they are singing in the chorus.  It's real title is "Prickly Thorn But Sweetly Worn" by The White Stripes.  I will admit I'm not a huge fan of The White Stripes, but this song isn't too bad.  It's kind of been growing on me, since every time we all ride together, this song is playing now.

We have noticed that Sims prefers songs with a folk sound to them.  So I guess I can forget my dreams of having him love oldies and 80s music with me...

Friday, August 3, 2012


Jason and I love the Olympics, so we were excited that Sims is at an age to enjoy it.  We tried to get him ready for it by talking and reading about it.  We found one decent picture book at the library that went along with the theme (Babar's Celesteville Games, which is very similar to the Olympics, even though it ends up being a romance.  Not what I expected for a Babar book!)

Last Friday, we let Sims stay up late to watch some of the opening ceremonies.  He really liked it and even asked to watch the part with the beds again.  Of course, he loved all of the aerial shots of London.  He excitedly pointed out Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Marching Men every time they were shown.

On Saturday, we celebrated the London Olympics by having afternoon tea.

Actually, we didn't have it in the afternoon, we had it for dinner, but dinner tea just doesn't have the same ring to it.  We had 3 kinds of tea sandwiches, tons of fruit, cheese, bite-sized lemon curd pies, scones, Scottish shortbread, Digestive cookies and, of course, tea.  The best part had to be the clotted cream.  Even though Sims refused the clotted cream, Jason and I loved it.

So this week, the TV has been on far more than usual, and we are still really behind on watching some of the events.  (Don't tell me what happened last night in Women's Gymnastics!)  It's been fun to see what Sims does and does not like to watch.  Yea to diving, gymnastics (men and women), cycling and fencing.  Nay to rowing and swimming.  But his favorite are the images of his favorite London sights.  Last night we were watching gymnastics, and he said, "I want to watch the Olympics."  When I told him we were watching the Olympics, he replied, "I want to see Tower Bridge."  I have a feeling he's going to be disappointed when the next Olympics is not in London.