Watch me Grow

Four Year Old Brain

Last year we started a birthday tradition with Lincoln where we ask him some questions to see how he changes over the years. Last time the answers were quite entertaining. You can see his 3-year-old quiz here. He definitely understood the concept better this year, although he still acts like he has no clue what a stuffed animal is. He was hilarious because he was thinking so hard about his replies. He sat with his hand on his head as if in deep thought. When I asked him the questions, he would say, “Umm, hmmmmm.” Serious business. Well, here he is in all his silly 4-year-old glory.

What is your favorite color?


I knew this answer. He picks out red everything.


What’s your favorite toy?


My friends know how much I love tacky super hero stuff.


What’s your favorite stuffed animal?

Ummm, hmmmm. Bite whales.

Me: What?

I said bite whales. I like those.

Me: I don’t know what that is.

That means they’re under the sea. On the bottom.

Me: No, a stuffed animal. I mean, what animal do you like to sleep with?

I want Peanut to sleep with me.

And then I gave up.


What’s your favorite fruit?

Pineapple and watermelon

Sounds like his momma.


What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?


Carbs. Sounds like his mom again.


What’s your favorite thing to eat for lunch?

French fries and chicken nuggets and a fruit cup

Can you guess his favorite restaurant?


What’s your favorite dessert?

Smoothie and kiwi and…..what’s dessert, momma?

Me: Something sweet like cake or brownies

I like cake and cookies

No surprise there.


What’s your favorite drink?

Sprite and lemonade

I let him get Sprite on his birthday, and he looked at me like I might have lost my mind. A once or twice a year treat from mom.

What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner?

A cake

No dinner apparently. Let’s just get right down to business.


What’s your favorite animal?



What’s your favorite book to read?

The Hippopotamus Didn’t Play.

Me: But Not the Hippopotamus?

That one.


What’s your favorite song?

the Wash Away one

You can ask Mike about that.


What’s your favorite game to play?

Hungry Hippos and Chutes

Too bad a game of Hungry Hippos usually ends with the baby trying to ingest the balls and Lincoln and sister punching each other.


What’s your favorite TV show?

Mickey Mouse

That answer hasn’t changed in two years. Big Mickey fan.


What’s your favorite movie?


I kind of bought that movie for myself and wrapped it with Lincoln’s name on it for Christmas. It was one of my favorites growing up. Glad he enjoys my gift too.


What’s your favorite thing to do outside?


Me: Playing what?

Playin’ with some trees



Who’s your best friend?

Maddie and Parker. And Parker and Graham.

Four best friends. Lucky kid.


What do you want to be when you grow up?

A daddy.

Me: That’s sweet!

And then I want to drive a motorcycle.

Me: Boys who love their moms don’t drive motorcycles.

{Stares blankly at me}

When I’m big, I want to drive a motorcycle.

Another birthday in the books.  I hear that four is supposed to be easier than two and three. Since Lincoln has been four for 5 days now, I’m expecting him to get the memo any moment.



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