My brain is mush this week so I’m interviewing my 5-year-old son. I like to call him Air because it fits his personality. He’s buoyant and lives in the moment more than anyone I know. Just because I think my kid is cute doesn’t mean everyone else will think he’s cute but there’s such an innocence in kids this age that I wanted to share his view of the world.
Tell me about your life.
I think my life is good because lots of Legos! I get to build my whole life. I want to be a construction worker when I grow up. I want to be a 18 wheeler maker and a car maker but people don’t make those things. Machines make those things.
What’s your favorite part about preschool?
School is good because I see my wife. Her name is Sun. She builds baby towers and puts gem babies in and I help her build the towers.
What does God look like?
I think he has light skin and short brown pants and a gray shirt and a brown beard and brown hair. God is around us all the time. He’s invisible.
What do you think about your little sister?
She’s good because she has baby dolls and she always wants to play Frozen and she’s always thirsty and she doesn’t get sick. Sometimes she hits me so hard in the face I cry. I forgive her and uhsept her apology.
What do you think it’s going to be like when you start kindergarten?
I don’t know. I haven’t been to it yet.
Why are we alive?
So that we can learn to be grown-ups and learn new things.
What if we’re already a grown-up?
You can still learn new things! There’s a special school just for grown-ups. It’s called college!
What if you’ve already been to college? Why are we alive?
So you can still live.
Is there anything else you want to say?
That I love my mommy so much and my daddy so much and my doggy so much and my little sister so much and the earth so much and God do much. Stop licking my hand! (said to our dog, Rocky)
If there’s one thing you could tell the whole world, what would it be?
My name is Air. Nice to meet you.