I originally conducted this interview with Tommy on video. Then my ornery computer lost it, so I had to do it again and write down the answers. The answers were a lot more interesting the first time around, but this will have to do for now until Mark can figure out where my video went! You can read earlier interviews from Tommy here: Age 5, age 4, and age 3. It's so much fun comparing his answers from previous years!
So how do you think it'll feel to be six?
I’ll still feel five, but later on I’ll get used to being six.
What kinds of things can you do now that you’re almost six that you couldn’t do when you were littler?
Lift a gallon of milk.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite food?
What is your least favorite food?
What is your favorite book?
How Things are Made
What is your favorite toy?
That star thingie (He meant a star chart that shows constellations)
Do you have any friends? Who are they?
All the kids at community group. And my cousins.
What is your favorite thing to do?
Going on a date with Dad.
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
That I can ride my bike really well.
What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Play with my cousins.
Where is your favorite place to go?
Legoland. And Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
What do you want to do for a job when you grow up?
That’s easy. Firefighter.
Where do you want to live when you grow up?
San Jose maybe. (Why?) Because there’s a lot of cool places to go there.
Do you think you’ll get married when you grow up? Who do you think you’ll marry?
Yes. I’ll try to marry Hannah. But if not, [whispers] maybe Meghan.
How old will you be when you get married?
Where do babies come from?
Is there anything you’re afraid of?
If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
Giraffe, because then I could reach leaves on tall trees.
What do you love most about your brother?
When I ask him to help me, he helps me. Like when we’re making fun things together.
What do you like learning about?
Snakes. And how snails fit into their shells and how they move.