This little cutie couldn’t be more excited about turning five! As bittersweet as it is to leave the littlest years of childhood behind, Joe and I couldn’t be more excited either. This boy is ready for adventure. His curiosity is now fully matched by strength and patience. Suddenly, our family is on the move like never before.
These long summer dayshave been full of frisbees and fishing, late evening games of tag, and unexpected field trips that were never possible when nap schedules and bed times were non-negotiable under threat of tantrums. As long as we build in days of rest here and there, plus lots of snacks (or ice cream) between activities, Max is excited to embark on almost any adventure.
Now, in his own words, here a few of Max’s favorite things.
Play ipad, swim, play in the sprinkler, and draw. And also, eat. I like eating.
2. What do you like to eat?
Um, I like bananas and peanut butter sandwiches and I like pickles and spaghetti and meat balls.
3. What do you not like to eat?
I don’t like to eat rotten eggs.
4. What do you want to be when you grow up?
An inventor, but I’m going to be secretly…. an astronaut.
5. What will/did you do on your birthday?
Going to Finding Dori, opening presents, and having fun.
6. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
A bear, because they’re cool.
7. What is your favorite color?
Red and orange and black and white.
8. What is your favorite toy and why?
The BatBot I got for my birthday.
9. Who is your best friend?
Julius and Remi.
10. What is your favorite thing to wear?
My space landing shirt.
11. What is your favorite television show? Movie?
The Avengers and the Justice League. The movie we just watched is my favorite (Finding Dori) because I liked everything except the part that made me cry.
12. What is your favorite book?
One of the Jack and Annies (The Magic Tree House).
The song that goes “I had a dream so big and roud I jumped so high I touched the clouds.”
“The Best Day of My Life,” by American Authors
14. What is the best thing someone could give you?
I want two things. Tickles and a piece of a cake.
15. If you could go anywhere in the world to visit, where would you go?
I would go to New York City, because that would be awesome.
16. What is one new thing you would like to try this year?
Swimming all by myself.
17. Finish the sentence, “the most important thing about Max is…”
Max says: That I climb really well.
Maya says: He puts time and effort into everything he does.
Elliot says: That he’s funny and I share a room with him.
Dad says: That he always thinks about his family and makes cool pictures and gives great hugs.
But, according to his mother, the most important thing about Max is his astonishing imagination. He’ll often get very quiet and seem to be on the verge of a nap. Then, half an hour later, he’ll resurface with a new invention, rocket ship design, or time travel device, which he must draw in great detail and add to his invention stack.
With such a creative mind at work and a his new capacity for outdoor exploration, there’s never a dull moment around Max!