Bella (age 5 1/2)
Mama: Bella, what is your is favorite thing to do?
Bella: My favorite thing to do is to give presents. And get presents. And play with puppies. Can we have puppies on our farm?
M: Maybe. We'll see. What is something new that you would like to learn how to do?
B: Be a nurse.
M: What are two good things about you?
B: I'm special, and mama and daddy love me.
M: What is something nice that someone has recently done for you?
B: Mrs. Kathy gave us a fun tent to play with.
M: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
B: A little puppy.
M: What would be the best and worst part about being a little puppy?
B: The best would be that you have a mama, the worst would be if you don't have any kids to play with you.
M: What is something nice that you can do for someone?
B: Give them hugs and kisses. Or make them something. Like a picture.
M: What do you think Heaven looks like?
B: I think Heaven is really, really big, because God is really, really big. And I think it's really, really sparkly and pretty.
M: What do you think God looks like?
B: He's very big, and very handsome. And he loves me.
M: What is something you think you'll be good at, when you're a grown up?
B: I think I'll be good at being a nurse.
M: At what age do you think someone is a grown up, and why?
B: I think, like, twenty. Because grown-ups are really tall.
M: How old am I?
B: I think that you are twenty one.
M: If you could change one family rule, what would it be?
B: I don't like that we have to switch chicken nuggets and sandwiches, chicken nuggets and sandwiches. I want to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch every day. We need to make some more jelly mama. Can you write that down?
M: If you could add a family rule, what would it be?
B: We could make our sandwiches all by ourselves.
M: Are you a good friend?
B: Yes. Because I like to help people.
M: What is the best part about being a kid?
B: That I have a mama and daddy to take care of me.
M: What can I do to be a better mama to you?
B: Give more hugs and kisses. Sit and watch a movie with us.
M: What do you like most about your mama?
B: That you're kind and sweet.
M: What does daddy do at work?
B: I don't know. Probably works out.
M: What do I do at work?
B: You help people feel better.
M: Can you think of a time that someone hurt your feelings?
B: Yeah. (We discussed the situation, although it won't be included in the post.)
M: How did that make you feel?
B: Sad. Because we are supposed to be friends. But it's ok mom. Because sometimes people just say mean things, and that's just part of life, right?
M: (Smile) Yep, that right. And do you know that you are loved, and super special?
B: Yes, mama.
M: And you know that God made you, and thinks that you are great, right?
B: Yes, mama.
M: And you know that you are needed, and a very important part of our family, right?
B: Yes, mama.
M: Alright, thanks baby. Love you!
B: Love you too, mama.