Fathers Day Interviews with Sophia and Klaus

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Fathers Day Interviews–really any kind of interviews–are so fun when you have such precocious interviewees.  I am so thankful for my Superman and for the continual diligence and care he exhibits every day towards me and the kids; I love him more every day.  He’s the real deal:  looks and brilliance and kindness all tied together.  That’s just what I think though… here are Klaus and Sophia’s thoughts on the matter. 😉

Fathers Day Interview with Sophia (5) and Klaus (3)

  1. What is Daddy’s name? K: Josh Daniel Peterson S:Josh David Peterson
  2. What is something Daddy says to you? S: I love you.  K: I love you, Klaus Daniel Peterson.
  3. What makes Daddy happy? K: Racing.  S: I think when we wrestle.
  4. What makes Daddy sad? K: Making bad rules. S: When we don’t give him paper hearts when we do crafts.  
  5. How does DAddy make you laugh? K: When he says ‘banya’.  S: When he says ‘I’m a minion.  Banana!’
  6. What was Daddy like as a child?  K: He likes ice cream.  S: He loved roses.
  7. How old is DAddy? K: 3 S: 25

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  1. How tall is Daddy? K: I don’t know.  S: 16
  2. What is Daddy’s favorite thing to do? K: Play race cars with me.  S: Wrestle with us.  
  3. What does Daddy do when you’re not around? K: He does not like doing any thing.  S: He be’s sweet and does routers all by hisself.
  4. If Daddy becomes famous what will it be for? K: famous race cars.  He likes giving us race cars. S: Famous race cars.  
  5. What is DAddy really good at?  K: Playing with me. S: Being Sweet.  
  6. What is Daddy not very good at? K: Not skating. S: Not being nice.  
  7. What does Daddy do for his job?   K: Win his contest. S: He tries to win contests.
  8. What is Daddy’s favorite food? K: Samwiches. S: Soup and Eggs.  
  9. What makes you proud of Daddy? K: Winning his contest of race cars. S: Winning his job.  

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  1. If Daddy were a cartoon character who would he be?  K: He would be a Daddy. S: Someone else.  
  2. What do you and Daddy do together?   K: Play. S: We have fun together.
  3. How are you and Daddy the same? K: I love him. S: Because we have matching hairs.  
  4. How do you know Daddy loves you?  K: I love him. S: Because he loves me when I give him hearts and roses.
  5. How are you and Daddy different?    K: ummmm. S: We don’t have matching skins.
  6. Where is Daddy’s favorite place to go? K: To an airplane board to blast off.  S: To Work.
  7. How does Daddy like to relax?  K: Just relax. S: By telling us, “No, I don’t want to play.” 

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There you have it!  I think these kids know how much they’re loved, and I know they know how awesome their daddy is!

Fathers Day 2017

 

Kids Book Reviews ~ Father’s Day Edition

Hi Everybody! Welcome to my Library Haul Post. This is where I do a short and sweet rating of the best children’s books we scored from our library trip last week. We tend to read a lot of kids books and I haven’t quite worked up to giving them all their own post, but this is my compromise. This week, in honor of Father’s Day, we’re going to highlight some of the books we’ve read most recently that celebrate Dads! What are your favorite books about Dads? Let us know in the comments! If you’re looking for a Father’s Day present, one of these books might be perfect… just saying!

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#1. Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements

This one of my favorite dad books. It’s about a family’s trip to the beach and all the little things that daddy wouldn’t necessarily have to do… but he does… because he loves you. It’s a great look at celebrating all the sweet, little things daddies do.
We loved it: 5 out of 5 stars

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#2. Saturday is Dadurday by Robin Pulver

Mimi and Dad have the best day ever every Saturday–They call it Dadurday. Dad makes pancakes and they decide what fun things the agenda for the day should include, but the best part is that they get to spend it together. When Dad finds out that he has to start working on Saturday’s will Dadurday stop or can Mimi find a way to salvage it.
This was a really great one, because Mimi eventually steps outside of her own hurt feelings. The most important part of Dadurday is Dad, after all, and she wants to show him how important he is to her… and works really hard all afternoon to make it happen. It is just SUCH a sweet book.
We loved it: 5 out of 5 stars.

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#3. Oh Daddy! by Bob Shea

Daddies can be really silly, but luckily, kids know what’s up. The funny thing about this book to me is not that particularly that the kid is doing the right thing in all of these situations (because we all know how realistic that is) but that the dad’s silliness is inspiring the kid to get things done the right way, under the guise of “showing him how to do it.” Such a novel idea. I’m not even kidding when I tell you that I think I’m going to be adopting that strategy to try to get my daughter doing things like getting dressed, putting shoes on, etc, in a more timely manner. Clever, clever daddy…

We really liked it: 4 out of 5 stars

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#4. Monday is One Day
This book is about the days of the week, and how parents in general hate having to leave their kids to go to work. To be honest, it’s a little bit of a stretch putting it into a Father’s day post–Mothers are pretty equally represented–but I feel like the sentiment is pretty appropriate, and most of the illustrations include a father. It’s at least appropriate for us, since my superman goes off to work every day and misses his babies.
Bonus: It might help your toddler get a better idea for how the passage of time breaks up into days and weeks.

We really liked it: 4 out of 5 stars

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#5. Grizzly Dad by Joanna Harrison

Someday’s Dad just wakes up grumpy, and when he does, sometimes he turns into a grizzly bear. When that happens, a boy and his dad… ahem, grizzly… spend the day just hanging out and doing fun bear things.

This is a cute story in and of itself, but the illustrations cracked me up. The story is about how sometimes dad’s can be grumpy–which kids can relate too–and the pictures tell the story of WHY the dad might be grumpy–which parents in general will find hilarious. For example, on the page where it talks about how Dad just woke up grumpy one day, the illustrations show you that he woke up with a cat on his head, a baby’s finger up his knows, two kids fighting over a doll on top of him, and a dog chewing on his glasses. Why is dad grumpy? The kid might not be sure, but all the rest of us have been there, done that. The rest of the book is a story about redeeming the day and the things parents do to make a day better when it has started badly.

We loved it: 5 out of 5 stars

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