While we’re out of town, I thought you might like to get to know the family a little better.
Here’s interview number five, with kiddo number four: Gus.

What is your name and age?
Augustine James Tierney, age six.
What is your favorite thing to do?
My favorite thing to do is play sports.
What’s your favorite sport.
My favorite sport is basketball my second favorite sport is soccer.
What about baseball?
Well, baseball is my third favorite sport. But if I ever play football, I think I’ll like that better.

So you’re a pretty fast guy right?
Yep. My favorite animal is a cheetah. Because it’s fast too.
Do you like to race people.
Yes. Because, I’m very fast and I like to run. I, like, always beat people.
Even grownups?
Yes. I’m faster than you, Mom, and you were in real races.

You also enjoy pushups, right?
Yes.
Do you do pushups a lot of places?
I do pushups at my house a lot of times.
What do you like about pushups?
I like to get stronger and I just think they’re fun.

You say a lot of stuff that doesn’t, to most people, make sense. For instance, you once said, “You can’t have a Christmas party without a cat down a tree.” Why, do you think, do you say things like that?
I don’t know. I just think of stuff and I just say it.

What do you think of our baby?
She’s really cute and I like to watch her.
Watch her do what?
Well, watch the baby so if it’s like, Mommy’s making dinner, Mommy doesn’t have to hold the baby. Or Mommy’s making lunch. Or breakfast.
Does Mommy do that a lot? Make food?
Yes. When we get hungry, we just all need to eat food. There’s a lot of us, so we need a lot of food for the whole family.

What’s your favorite toy to play with?
Nerf. I like it because it’s fun to shoot it around.
You also play a lot of LEGOs right?
Yes, I just like to play with them because it’s fun. I can make a LEGO Frankie.
If you had a blog, what would it be about?
Sports and animals?
Like animals that DO sports? Like that squirrel that waterskiis?
No. Just animals I like and sports I like.