Behind the blog: An in depth interview with the little one, age 3

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Pub Patio Playdate.


I’m proud of myself for keeping at it; it hasn’t always been easy. There are a few things related to the blog that I was hoping to launch this fall, but it looks like they’ll have to wait. It’s been a bit of a challenge to manage my day job, starting a company, PPP and trying to maximize relaxation and friends and family time this summer. But, we’re on the right track and we’ll get there eventually.

I considered writing a sappy post all about what this blog means to me. But I did a bit of that six months ago. So instead, I’ll give you a glimpse into the person who is truly behind PPP…


Cool kidShe arrives at our interview like a Tasmanian devil on speed, running into the living room, bouncing off the couch and attempting a handstand in the middle of the floor, all the while bellowing an off-key rendition of  “Down by the Bay.”

She stands up and looks at me smiling. She’s pleased with herself.

She’s wearing a black skirt and a loose-fitting fluorescent green t-shirt, her curly hair uncombed. She looks like a three-foot tall, non-X-rated American Apparel model covered in peanut butter. I ask if I can ask her some questions.

“Okay, but I need to play with my blocks.”

She’s the person behind Pub Patio Playdate. Although she’s not at a computer writing the content or hanging out on Twitter (not yet),  the blog would be very different, or non-existent, if it weren’t for her.

She’s the muse.

She’s inspires it and in many ways, it’s her story being told.

The little one has agreed to take some time out of her busy schedule to chat.

Ultimately, she yells out the answers, barely looking at me, going back and forth between my lap and the Duplo castle on the floor. She’s fidgety and there’s an occasional bit of exasperation in her voice. At three-years-old, she has better things to do.

How old are you?


Where do you live?


What’s your favourite colour?


What’s your favourite animal?


What’s your favourite thing to eat?

Spaghetti and pesto pasta and macaroni.

What’s your favourite thing to drink?

Some milk.

What’s your favourite snack?

Chocolate pudding. Can I have some milk?

You just had some milk. What’s your favourite toy?


What’s your favourite thing to wear?

A dress.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A fireman and a farmer and a nurse.

You’re going to be really busy.

That’s okay.

What makes you laugh?

I don’t know.

There must be something that makes you laugh…

Prickly flowers. You crack me up! Snap!

What you doing?

I’m interviewing you for the blog.

What’s a bog? Hey, it sounds like dog.

It’s kind of like a storybook on the computer for mommies and daddies. What makes you scared?

I don’t know.

I bet there’s something…

Dinos. I just like baby dinos, not big chompy ones. (she makes a weird sad face)

What do you like to dream about?

A birthday cake! (big smile)

What makes you happy?

Umm…silly…snakes! (she giggles)

What’s your favourite thing to do outside?

I don’t know.

What do you like to do in the backyard?

Ball. Play ball.

Where’s your favourite place to go?

To the restaurant. The spaghetti restaurant. (she means our local pub)

Can we have some ice cream today?

We don’t have any ice cream.

Yes we do.

No we don’t

Yes we do.

I’m pretty sure we don’t.

I’m sure we do.

We’re not having ice cream.


What’s your favourite video?

Caillou and The Monsters. The Monsters again one. Is that how we say it?

Monsters Inc?

Yeah, Monsters Inc. What’s Inc?

It means incorporated. It’s a business. What’s your favourite song?

How to get to Sesame. (Sesame Street theme song)

What’s your favourite book?


Do you mean The Paper Bag Princess?


What does mommy do at work?

I don’t know.

What do you think I do when I go to work?

Umm…You clean up. (WTF!)

What does daddy do at work?

Change his clothes. (Huh?)

If you could change yourself into an animal, what animal would you be?

What? Pardon?

If you could change into an animal, which animal would you change into?

A tiiiiger! Roar!

If you could fly, where would you go?

To (our neighbour’s) house. I want to be Tinkerbell.

Why you keep talking to me?

We’re doing an interview. I’m asking you questions and then I’m going to write a story with your answers.

A princess story?

Probably not. What’s your favourite thing to do with mommy?

I like to go to the park with you.

What’s your favourite thing to do with daddy?

Go on my bike.

How old is mommy?

Four. You’re four years old.

What are you really good at?


Anything else?

And I bike and share. I’m really good at sharing.

What does love mean?

I love you. (gives me a big hug)

Is the innervu done yet? I want to go to the park. I have a good idea! Let’s make a treehouse!

I don’t think we can make a tree house right now but we could go to the park and eat a popsicle.



This was suppose to be a music blog…

Pub Patio Playdate is here!

  3 comments for “Behind the blog: An in depth interview with the little one, age 3

  1. September 6 at 9:11 am

    Aw, so adorable! I love the part when she asks if it will be a princess story :). She’s some good inspiration, right there.

  2. Pierre Dfuour
    August 12 at 9:40 am

    great interview, was there any ice cream?

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