05 November 2009
London Elizabeth Scout Keigley: The Interview
Based on the popularity of my last interview with a young man about town named Bergen Hawkeye, I thought I might ride the coattails of that success and present another interview.
This interview was a bit easier to attain, as this child is less inclined to bolt midway through a sentence.
This small one is a thinker, a philosopher, a leader of her many young siblings and just a darn cute little gal.
She is prone to unusual proclamations such as the one that was pronounced during last evening's bath time.
She had a rather large scab on her ankle from a fall across asphalt. As she was bathing and soaking in large amounts of water, the scab began to do what scabs do when exposed to excess water. It swelled a little and changed colors a bit. And it looked weird. But more than just weird - to London, it looked like food. (Something that is always on that child's brain.)
So she yelled, "I don't like this chicken nugget on my foot!!"
Now, with that shared,
let the interview begin.
Of your many names, which is your favorite?
Do you have any nicknames?
Explain that please.
Because Daddy calls me that and it's not in my real name.
If you could eat anything you wanted for breakfast every day, what would you eat?
Mac and cheese. And cookies.
What do you think about Magnus?
I think he's fun. Daddy loves him. He steals Piper's eagle.
Why do you love Piper Finn so much?
Because she's cute and she's my little sister.
Tell me what you can do in a kitchen.
I can make cake. I can cut the tomatoes. I can make sandwiches, bagels and crackers.
What is your favorite book?
Favorite TV show and why?
The Moving Castle even though it's scary. Because I like Howl. That's why I like to watch it. My next favorite show is Spy Kids.
If you could go anywhere for Christmas, where would you go and why?
Disney. Because it's fun! Because they have Mickey Mouse and all the characters!
What makes you happy?
Ummmm. Coloring with Daddy. Drawing, sometimes. That's a funny question.
What makes you sad?
Daddy leaving for a lot of days. Hmmmm. When people die.
Why do you like to sleep in Mommy and Daddy's bed so much?
Because I can cuddle with Daddy. I wish I could go in there every night. I don't even know why you won't let me go in there every night. Why only on special nights can I go in there?
Why are you so hungry all the time?
Because it's fun to eat. And I like to eat.
How high can you count?
What's your favorite color and why?
Green. It's in a lot of stuff - it's in turtles and on the ground and on shirts and on crayons and paper and scissors and pencils and pants.
"Bend Little Willow". The Michael Jackson one where he cries at the end - "Will You Be There?" I like "Bad". Michael Jackson's my favorite guy so far.
What do you think about Look Up Lodge?
I like their food, their cheese and I like Noah and Gloria. I like hikes. Can you ask me who my favorite friends are?
Who are your favorite friends?
Gloria and Raven.
What was your favorite vacation?
To the beach. Because it's so much fun and there's so much water and the beach is just so fun. I want to go again.
Can you drive a car?
NO! 'Cause I'm just six.
Anything else you want to add?
I like coloring pages. I want to do one.
(At the close of this interview session, I am trying to maintain my sense of emotional well-being after my daughter exposed the fact that she clearly has a favorite parent. And. I. Am. Not. It.)