Interviewer: How old are you today?
How do you feel?
S: Why am I not bigger?
What are your favorite colors?
S: All of them, except pink and purple
What is your favorite thing to eat?
S: Donuts! [munches happily on his birthday donut]
What is your least favorite thing to eat?
S: Um...salad. Yuck. [makes face]
What do you want to be when you grow up?
S: A marine biologist 'cause I like fishies. And so I can help Luna (the sea otter).
Who is your best friend?
S: Stanford. Kate and I are both going to Stanford.
(Interviewer beams with pride.)
What is your favorite animal?
S: Rattlesnakes. Or sea otters. They have little ball heads! I love their little heads. And their cute faces.
What is your favorite thing to do?
S: Play Legos. [runs off to get some Legos]
What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy?
S: Play Legos
(hmm, sensing a theme here)
What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy?
S: Hug her and kiss her
(Interviewer reaches over for a quick hug. Good answer!)
Do you think you'll ever run an ultra marathon?
Do you think you'll ever run a regular marathon?
S: I already did. It was awful.
S: Go to the History Museum in Utah. The one with the pit.
S: Hey! [looks at picture] That was my favorite! It was fun. I loved that pit. When are we going to get a pit in our backyard?
(Interviewer changes subject quickly. The only way we got him out of that pit was to promise to build him his own pit. Whoops.)
Tell me about Grandma's house in Indiana.
S: It is very far away. Zigmund (the cat) was the best. And...Grace is not the best. I do not like big dogs. I'm not sure I even like dogs at all...[voice trails off]
S: [quiet voice] Yeah...
Do you love Grace?
S: No. I love Zigmund! Because he's fluffy and nice to me.
Do you want to say anything to Cousin Ben? It's his birthday too.
S: Happy birthday, Cousin Ben!
What is the one thing you've learned in the last five years?
(Interviewer had to reword the question eight times until he finally understood)
S: Follow good directions. But that's dumb. Ha! [scampers off]
Happy birthday, Scotty! It's been the most exciting, craziest, most head-spinning five years a parent could ask for. Thanks for never being boring. Love, Mom and Dad