color – I like…. My favorite color is ….blue. (I didn’t know I was starting with such a tricky one!)
animal – Not bad animals. Not bears. I don’t like bears, lions or tigers, I only like… um…. elephants.
food – oatmeal (Ever in the history of the word has any child said their favorite food was oatmeal?)
clothes – pajamas (Most mornings she tells me “It’s pajama day!” so we can wear our pajamas all day long.)
dog – Trip
cat – I don’t like cats because they scratch me. (If you’d like to see why check out The Life of a Cat Clara is in the top right photo.)
person – you
thing to do – play games
thing to do outside – Play snow fairies. (Then Clara looked outside where we have very little snow left.) No, not that. Play spring fairies!
chore — Doin’ the ducks and the chickens. (Which means helping let them out/in, collecting eggs and feeding them, I’m still working on her water hauling abilities.)
time of day – I like when I stay up late. (Yes Mom, I can hear you laughing from here.)
place to go – To the park!
thing to do on the park – Go on everything.
book – Short books , going to bed book. ( I shall translate that into The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boyton)
thing to do with Ivy – Play momma and darling. (My least favorite thing they play. It involves yelling “Mama” and fake crying.)
thing to do with Jane – Tickle her.
thing to do with Dad – Read books.
thing to do with me – Watch you make stir fry. (Sorry Clara, stir frying is one of the few things in the kitchen that I hate having helpers for.)
friend – Liberty
movie – three little pigs (A short leapfrog video that I have heard so many times that parts of it make me want to beat my head against a wall, yet I haven’t just gotten rid of it. What’s wrong with me???)
thing to do in the car – Play with our fairies.
song – Rock-a-bye Baby (I think she thought it had to be a song she knew how to sing and her repertoire is limited.)
farm animal – ducks
And then I asked the bonus question…
What do you want to do when you grow up? – Sleep in your and Dad’s bed. (As if she doesn’t end up there by morning half the time already!)
I rephrased and explained what I meant by “grow up” many times and the new answer was – Help you feed your goats. (Which I don’t have, but I do talk about getting some someday. Good to know I’ll have help if it ever happens!)
As always it was an amusing experience! You can look back and see how they have changed from last year here: (Clara’s Favorites at Two Years Old). Many of Clara’s answers have changed in the last year but I’m glad that blue is still holding on as a favorite color!