Are you ready Emma? Ready for what?
Ready for your interview? (gasp) YES!
How old are you now? 8!
Are you excited about being 8? YES!.
What are you most excited about? Having coke!
Having coke? What are you talking about? Yeah! I like Coke!
Ugh. Fine. What’s going to be your favorite part about being 8? Having coke.
(I glare) O.K. Fine. I can do less chores.
What makes you think you’ll have fewer chores? Because I’m 8 and I can command my mom to do my chores.
Good luck with that one. How are you going to celebrate your birthday? By inviting friends to my house to have a sleepover.
Emma. We already told you you’re not having a sleepover. Fine! I don’t know then.
What are you going to do for your birthday? We’re going to CiCi’s Pizza!
What do you want to be when you grow up? I have lots of things. I’m just going to list 3. A dolphin trainer, a scuba diver and a person that learns about nature.
Wow. You’re going to be really busy. Yeah. I’m going to do it until midnight and if I start sleeping in the dolphin’s pool, I hope they don’t eat me.
Nice. What’s your favorite subject in school? Science.
Why Science? ‘Cause we do experiments and learn about life cycles of animals and plants. But we’re only doing plants right now. Maybe we’ll do animals sometime in the year.
What subject do you wish you didn’t have to do? Math.
Why don’t you like Math? Because we have to do a lot of work. But sometimes I like it because we get to use our whiteboards.
What sports do you like? Hmmm. That’s a hard choice. Uuuuuh… Soccer.
O.k. What things do you like to do around the house? Play video games. And swing on the swingset that Daddy is going to break down this year which I’m not very happy about. He might buy a trampoline but we don’t know yet. We’re thinking of a pool or a trampoline.
A pool? Where’d you hear that from? Well, I really wanted a pool because when I’m 10 I’ll have a pool party with (starts listing approximately 1000 friends)
That’s definitely planning ahead. What are some of your favorite foods? Watermelon, Mac & Cheese, pizza. And beef.
Beef. Interesting. What’s your favorite color? Pink and purple, or the colors in the rainbow.
Where are some of your favorite places to go? Bermuda, the Disney Cruise, Ocean City, and places we can touch things like sting rays and dolphins and other nature stuff where we can actually feed them and touch them.
We’ve never been to Ocean City. Well, if we went there I would like it because it sounds like there are ocean things to do there because it’s called OCEAN City.
Fair point. What things make you happy? Petting the cat. Going outside with my grandparents. Closing my eyes on the swing because it makes me feel like I’m in the air doing nothing. It gives me kind of peace.
What makes you sad? When one of my grandparents dies when I don’t know they’re going to die. When I don’t get to see my old dog, Mickey. But know I can see him because we have a stuffed animal of him.
Who are your best friends? I have a lot, but I’m only going to list 3. My first friend is Maria, my second one is Alana, and my third one is Piper.
What are your favorite movies or TV shows? My favorite movie is Wreck It Ralph, and my favorite TV show is Pokemon.
Really? Pokemon? Yeah. Of course. I watch it almost every weekend with my brother.
True. What are your favorite books? Ummmmm….I don’t know. I don’t have favorite books. I only have, like, I don’t know. Nevermind about that.
Interesting answer. Are there any books you like? Yeah.
What are they? Sandial in Trouble and Emolga goes Mischief.
What are those? Books that Jacob gave me because he’s a nice 10 year old boy.
Alrighty. Do you have any questions you want me to ask you? Yes.
What? Anything you want.
No, I’m asking you if there’s any questions YOU want. Oh, I thought you meant like questions that you ask and I answer. I thought you meant that.
I do mean that. But you get to tell me what the question is. O.K. Uhhhh… How old is your mom and dad?
O.K. How old is your mom and dad? My mom is almost 37 which is pretty young, and my dad is almost 48. Wow! That’s pretty old. He’s almost 50. (Laughs)
O.K. Any other questions? How old is your cat and your brother and when are their birthdays?
O.K. How old is your cat and your brother and when are their birthdays? My brother is 10 and the cat is 2 and their birthdays are the same day, April 15.
Anything else? No.
Are you sure? Yes.
Do you want to make a closing statement. Yes.
What? Uhhhhh… The end.
Happy Birthday, girly. Thank you. I’m going to get in my cocoon now. (wraps herself in a blanket)