Not too long ago, Will turned seven. But then, just last month, he turned eight! We asked him to stop, but he refuses.
We happened to be in Salt Lake City for his actual birthday, which was an extra treat. He was pretty cheerful that morning. His birthday dinner? Thai food – pineapple curry, larb, and fried rice.
We didn’t want to haul his gifts all the way to SLC and back, so he had a gift-opening party when we got back. Of particular note: a chess set (from Lucy), a model corvette, and a car-drawing kit that Margaret set aside for him when he was two. He’s the perfect age for it now, and he’s been drawing up a storm with it.
The Birthday Interview
What is the meaning of life?
Just to live, have fun, and die. I never actually thought of a good reason to be alive. Life doesn’t make any sense.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
An airplane racer, a video game tester, and a car racer
What brings you the most happiness?
Achieving something hard, for example, like a super-hard race on the ipad, or achieving my scared-ness of going down a big water-slide when you don’t think I can do it.
When do you feel the most loved?
When I get a hug when I’m really sad.
What are you afraid of?
Dying in a car crash when I grow up when I’m racing. Or in the dark, like sometimes I see big shadows or hear the stairs creaking and I think it’s a big monster.
If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
I would wish to have a good fortune in life.
What is the funniest word?
What is the hardest thing to do?
Write long things.
What is the easiest thing to do?
What is the best thing in the world?
Playing on the iPad.
What is the worst thing in the world?
Writing long things.
What makes you mad?
Losing a race, a big race on the iPad.
What is the meaning of love?
To find someone you really like.
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
Buy a house and a rocket car and the fastest car in the world and buy people to do everything for me and a plane and a pilot.