Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Interview With a Toddler

I recently had the chance to sit down and interview the legendary Ethan Spector. Interesting little guy to say the least. Here's what he had to say...

It's been a while...what have you been up to?

In November I had another set of tubes put in my ears and this time they also took out my adenoids. I wasn't thrilled when I woke up that they still have the IV in my arm. In January I moved up to the Preschool 1 class at my school. It's been a lot of fun and I've made some great friends. Had a great holiday season and got to see a lot of the family. And I've grown! I was 36.5" in November, now I'm up to 37.5". My dad read that you can take a child's height at the age of 2 and double it and that is how tall they will be. If that holds true, I'm looking at 6'!!

What is currently on your TiVo?

I am totally addicted to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, and Tigger & Pooh. Really anything from Playhouse Disney. I just can't get enough of that stuff! Genius!

Is there a particular piece of clothing that you couldn't live without?

Right now it's my White Sox hat and my soccer ball pajamas. I do change my mind on things a lot, but these two have become standards that I don't think anyone should be without.

Stranded on a desert island...what 3 movies do you bring?

The movies of the moment for me are Lion King, Peter Pan, and Shrek.

What are some of your quirky little habits?

I can't stand to leave a room without closing the door. It just goes against everything I know is right! And please, do NOT leave a light on.

You've just gotten home from a hard day at school. What's the first thing you do?

Well, after we get the mail, I love to say "Honey, I'm home!" when I walk in the door. Then I really need a snack. Usually some grapes, cheese, or crackers. If the weather is nice, we'll go out and hang with the neighbors. Or I might stay in and work on my baseball swing on the Wii.

What do you do when you hang out with your buddy Gabe?

We love to play Wii baseball and tool around on our 4-wheelers. You know, just a couple of guys hanging out, drinkin milk...not a care in the world. That's the life!

Do you consider yourself more of a shower or bath kind of guy?

I really couldn't say either way. Just depends on my mood and what else is going on in the house. I do love to swim in the tub, but there are some days when playing ball are just more important so you need the quickness of a shower.

Are there any projects you are currently working on?

I'm trying my hand at using the potty. Forgive me, but it's hit or miss. Some days, I just don't feel like sitting there. Bribes just aren't working right now...I'm just not that into it. When I do sit on the potty, I get to wear these awesome pull-ups with Mater and Lightning McQueen on them so that's cool.

Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?

Friday night we went to school for a Chili-Cookoff/Bingo contest. As usually, we came up short in winning the bingo games, but it was fun. Saturday I partied with my friend Brooke for her birthday. We got these awesome gift bags on our way out. Sweet! Sunday was just a lazy day. The weather was nasty, so we just took it easy around the house. I helped clean up a little.

Anything coming up that you are looking forward to?

My cousin Ayden is coming to visit in a few weeks, so that should be a great time! In April my parents are celebrating their 5 year anniversary and Nanny and Poppy are coming to visit. Then in July some folks are coming into town that I haven't seen in almost year and I am super excited about that.

Do you have a nickname?

The one that has stuck is peanut. My parents tell me that before I was born, I reminded them of a peanut, so there you go. The owner of my school calls me mouse.

What names do you hate to be called?

I hate being referred to as a baby. I am not a baby, I am a big boy.

Are you more of a cat or dog person?

The cat is pretty cool, but she's real moody. I try to be nice, but she usually hisses at me and runs away. The dog is awesome. He lets me do just about anything to him. And it's my job to give him his treat every day. I tell him "Sit. Easy. Good boy." He's my buddy!

What's the one thing that you do that your parents can't stand!

I ask "Why" a LOT now. Sometime I really am curious, and sometimes I do it just to get under their skin! They've come up with some pretty creative answers though. I'm impressed.

Take us through a typical day for you.

I get up around 6:30. Not totally a morning person, but it's not too bad. The parents try to get me to sit on the potty. Usually I say no. Mommy picks out my outfit...sometimes she gives me a choice...and then she helps me brush my teeth. Daddy gets me dressed and buckles me into the car. Then it's off to school. When I get home we play for a while, eat dinner around 6:30, then it's bath time and off to bed around 7:30 to 8:00. I try really hard to get them to let me watch TV, but it usually doesn't work.

Anything else going on that you want your fans to know about?

Not really. Just taking life one day at a time and trying to learn as much as I can. I've got my colors down, now I'm working on numbers. My dad got a new job which is AWESOME!! We are doing good!

If you'd like to submit questions for our next interview, please send them to aspector424@gmail.com :)


Rachel said...

That is too cute about the Wii Baseball. Julia has done the Wii Yoga. She loves the Wii Fit. She'll do most anything (not well mind you, but she will try it)

Jimmy & Hilary Berman said...

So creative. Ethan gives quite an interview. Love the update!
Let's do dinner and bowling again soon!