Favorite color: black
Favorite food: corn, fish, & carrots
If you could only watch one television show: Beyblades
Favorite thing to do outside: play soccer
Favorite letter: E
Favorite number: 8
Favorite instrument to play: recorder
Favorite after school snack: apple
Favorite lunchbox snack: Cheezits
Dinosaur you'd most like to have live in our house: Maiasaurus. (Holy shit! He gave the same obscure dino answer!!!)
Favorite baseball team (to watch): Boston Red Sox
Favorite football team (to watch): New England Patriots
Favorite hockey team (to watch): Boston Bruins
... are you noticing a theme?
Heavily influenced by his father, he is.
He has started earning an allowance. We very much subscribe to the theory that things that things he can do as part of his "family responsibilities" do not earn him a monetary reward -- like making his bed (which I don't enforce daily), putting dirty clothes in his basket, and putting away his laundry (with supervision).
But, every evening, after she goes to bed, Clownfish helps out by straightening up Angelfish's play area (beyond what we can get her to do herself ... which is very little). It takes him less than 5 minutes a night and he does it while watching television, but it is very much not his mess. So we decided that it deserves compensation ($1 a week.) He can also earn a few dollars for big tasks, like helping with a major gardening project. He has been saving his dollars and recently purchased another Beyblade. And he had a lesson in taxes -- an $8.99 Bey is not $9 after all.
He's a good reader, but prefers math. He does very well at academic stuff, but he'd rather be playing outside or tinkering with his Legos or Erector sets. He is kind and gentle and funny and goofy and a bit of a smartass. He's my first born, and I love him.