Sunday, November 18, 2012

Interview with a three year old

This was a difficult project, as my interview subject, usually so self-expressive and voluble, was highly resistant to direct questioning and tended to give nonsense answers or none at all. I managed to collect the following over several days.

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Headed out to "Shade Park" for a picnic

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What can you do now that you're big? Use a big drill!
What did you use to do when you were a baby? I would cry, and sometimes I couldn't walk.

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What's your favorite thing to do? Use a leafblower.

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What do you want to do when you grow up? Cook! I will cook eggs, and I will cook dinner.
What kind of dinners do you like? Ricey.
What foods do you like to eat? Cheeses, and string cheeses, and some dead animals that are not bloody.

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What can you do with Laramie? Give her a pacifier.
What will you do with her when she gets bigger? Hug her. And put my eye in her eye and her eye in my eye! Because Laramie likes a Carson eye!

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Who is your favorite person? My dad.
Is your dad your best friend? Yes.
But you have other friends... Yes, like Hannah and Malcolm and Tess...
And AJ and David, and Reaghan and Abby? Are they your friends too? No. Sometimes I throw balls--soft balls--at them.

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If we could go anywhere today, where would you like to go? I would like to go down to the train tracks. Do you like trains? Yes, but I don't like loud trains, only good trains.

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What makes you happy? Goin' to junkin' houses.
What makes you sad? I don't know... we'll have to ask the monster. [?! He then proceeded to give this answer to the next 3 or 4 questions I tried to ask him.... The End!]

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3 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, my goodness.....he's something else, Harmony! :-) What a joy. So very creative of you, too, for setting up an "interview" to really capture some of his thought processes...and the world from his eyes. I loved that he likes good trains, not the loud ones. :-)

GretchenJoanna said...

This set of photos goes perfectly with the interview. Certainly could win a prize somewhere....oh, I know, I will give you first prize in the Interview a Three-Year-Old Contest!

priest's wife said...

so sweet!