How Patrick Sees Us

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Without any prompting I asked Patrick the following questions and wrote down his responses. Patrick is 5-1/2 and tonight was pretty focused on finishing his lollipop and getting ready for bed, but we made it through.

  • What is something dad always says to you? “Bedtime is at 6:30.”
  • What makes dad happy? “Building Legos.”
  • What makes dad sad? “That I’m being bad.”
  • How does your dad make you laugh? “Tickle me.”
  • What was your dad like as a child? “Built lots of Legos.”
  • How old is your dad? “39.”
  • How tall is your dad? “As tall as a giraffe’s neck.”
  • What is dad’s favorite thing to do? “Build Legos.”
  • What does your dad do when you’re not around? “Watch TV.”
  • If your dad becomes famous, what will it be for? “I don’t know.”
  • What is your dad really good at? “Building Legos.”
  • What is your dad not very good at? “Vacuuming.”
  • What does your dad do for a job? “Give the cat food.”
  • What is your dad’s favorite food? “Tacos.”
  • What makes you proud of your dad? “That you have no hair.”
  • If your dad were a character, who would he be? “Donald Duck.”
  • What do you and your dad do together? “Fill the bird feeder.”
  • How are you and your dad the same? “We’re boys.”
  • How are you and your dad different? “I have hair and you don’t.”
  • How do you know your dad loves you? “Because you buy me toys.”
  • Where is your dad’s favorite place to go? “A restaurant.”
  • How old was your dad when you were born? “25.”

And, answers about Sherree:

  • What is something mom always says to you? “She doesn’t say please.”
  • What makes mom happy? “I do good stuff.”
  • What makes mom sad? “That I’m being bad.”
  • How does your mom make you laugh? “Tickle me.”
  • What was your mom like as a child? “Play games.”
  • How old is your mom? “26. No, 36.”
  • How tall is your mom? “Almost as tall as a giraffe’s neck.”
  • What is her favorite thing to do? “Go scrapbooking.”
  • What does your mom do when you’re not around? “Fold clothes.”
  • If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? “I don’t know what famous means.”
  • What is your mom really good at? “Folding clothes.”
  • What is your mom not very good at? “Catching dolphins.”
  • What does your mom do for a job? “Watch a kid.”
  • What is your mom’s favorite food? “Cookies.”
  • What makes you proud of your mom? “That she buys me toys.”
  • If your mom were a character, who would she be? “Minnie Mouse.”
  • What do you and your mom do together? “Go to Lake Compounce.”
  • How are you and your mom the same? “We both have white skin.”
  • How are you and your mom different? “Mom’s hair is longer than mine.”
  • How do you know your mom loves you? “Because she buys me new socks.”
  • Where is your mom’s favorite place to go? “For a walk. For a nature walk.”
  • How old was your Mom when you were born? “86.” (Sherree had walked in at this point, so I’m not sure if his answer was to try to be funny.)

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