What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a doctor, and I want to work with children. I think that’s called a pediatrician. I heard Momma say that once when she called the doctor for the triplets.
What is your happiest memory?
When Momma really became my momma. My mommy had left me, but Momma came to help Daddy with me, and she became my momma and made me feel better.
Why do you like being a kid?
Sometimes, I don’t like it ‘cause Daddy doesn’t think I should know stuff that I want to know or that I already know. But I like that I get a lot of toys, and that Uncle Dev will have tea parties with me. Aunt Shy even gave me a big, yellow, floppy hat for them.
What advice would you give your parents?
Bring more toys home.
What do you like to do for fun?
I like sitting with Uncle Dev and watching the movies and playing with my tea set and dolls, and I like when he chases me outside, and we drive over things in his Jeep. Momma takes me horseback riding, and I get to feel real big and tall. And Daddy airplanes me, even though I’m seven because he’s strong enough to do it still, and I feel light until he tickle attacks me.
What is your favorite thing to do? Why?
I like to help with the babies. My brother’s and sister help make my family a family, and so I like to be with them.
What is the grossest thing you can think of?
Emmy smelling like gross, stinky cheese and then hugging me.
What was the nicest thing you’ve done for someone?
One time…I sat next to Emmy, a girl in my class that smells like cheese…no one will sit with her, and she looked sad, so I stuck these tissues up my nose, and I sat with her.
What do you think you will be doing 10 years from now?
I will be in high school, about to graduate and go away to college to be an adult. With Carlos, I hope.
What would be the ideal allowance? Tell me how you would use it.
A hundred dollars a week! Then, I could buy all of my friends ice cream, and maybe some perfume for Emmy. And buy some more pretty earrings for when Daddy says I can wear the dangly ones finally.
What do you think makes a person good-looking?
A good laugh. Carlos smiles wide and pretty and has this bubbly kinda laugh. It’s even better when he’s laughing because of me.
Whose your best friend? Why?
Uncle Dev is my bestest friend. He does all sortsa stuff with me, and he’s great at telling me stories with the voices. Aunt Shy showed me how to get him into a big floppy hat for my tea parties. It makes his pretending to be an old Mrs. McGumphry so much better.