A little over a year ago I tried to ask Ivy as many questions as she asked me. I never succeeded in my efforts to even out the question asking but I wrote down some of her answers and you can find them here: Ivy’s Favorite Things.
A year later and Ivy is still full of insatiable curiosity. Lately it’s been questions about books and songs, lots of questions. Recently we were listening to Great Big Sea, she was happily singing along and then…
“Mom what does corpse mean?”
“Mom, what does bore mean?”
I started thinking that I’d better put in a different CD before I had to answer trickier questions than explaining that there was a dead guy floating on a piece of wood. Then I got distracted…
“Mom, why did she give him a baby?”
Personally I didn’t think about the words of the songs I was listening to until I was about 25. Apparently Ivy’s a bit more precocious than that.
In any case, I thought it was once again time for a little score settling on the question asking, so I pulled up our list from last year.
Ivy, what is your favorite…
Animal –unicorn -giggle, giggle – horse
Food – grilled cheese sandwich
Clothes – blue stripy dress (the one in the picture)
Dog – Trip
Cat – Fiona
Person – Katie (Way to go Katie Sal!)
Thing to do – Play with Joe. (Umm… Katie it’s possible this answer moved you from the category of favorite person to favorite mom of the friend I’d like to play with right now – sorry about that!)
Thing to do inside – take a nap (and to that I say – HA!)
Chore- “I don’t like doin’ chores.”
Time of day – noon
Place to go – museum
Thing to do at the park – swing
Book – Walter the Baker and Pancakes Pancakes!
Thing to do with Clara – play
Thing to do with Jane – lay (as in lay on the floor next to her)
Friend – Natalie
Meal – “I don’t like breakfast.” (Me: “Yes, but what do you like, what’s your favorite?” Ivy: “Pancakes.” )
Movie – Milo and Otis
To do in the car- read books with you
Song – Pick Yourself Up by Fred Astaire
Flower – planies (Known as peonies to the rest of us.)
Farm Animal – horse
I had a fun time comparing this list to last years, I’m hoping I can remember to do it again next spring!