While we’re out of town, I thought you might like to get to know the family a little better.

Here’s interview number four: my second son, Bobby.

What’s your name and age?
Bobby. Eight.

After whom are you named?
I don’t know.

Really?
I don’t know. Is it my grandfather? No. Is it my great grandfather?

It is. Three of them in fact. I’m pretty sure we’ve mentioned it. What are your favorite pastimes?
Playing with LEGOs, watering my onion, drawing, doing silly voices.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever built out of LEGOs?
Probably a big fort.

Once it’s built, do you play with it, or just admire it?
Sometimes both.

What do you think about having a big family?
I like it. It’s good for having brothers to have Nerf battles with.

What’s the downside?
Sometimes I wish I had a room with a Gus-proof lock.

I’m not sure that anything is Gus-proof.
Yeah. Maybe not.

But you’ve also got sisters.
Eh. I don’t really like it. Betty’s always coming up and asking us what we’re doing.

Well? What ARE you doing? Are you up to something? Is Betty trying to help our family?
Probably. That’s why I don’t like it.

What do you think about babies?
I like them. Lulu is really cute. And if I watch her and I can keep her happy, I don’t have to clean up the house when everyone else is cleaning up the house.

What grade are you finishing this year?
Third.

Last year you didn’t much like reading, but now you do. What changed?
I like reading Magic Tree House books. Betty said she really liked them, so I read them and I liked them too. I think they’re pretty exciting. I also like the Little House on the Prairie books.

Would you like to live like the Ingalls do in those books?
 I’d like to hunt our food. And shoot bears. But it would get cold.

What is your favorite food?
Onions. I started liking them when I was six. I like all onion things.

What’s your favorite sport?
Football. I just like it. I’m not sure why.

What’s your favorite movie?
Harry Potter. All of them.

Aren’t those scary?
No. Well, kind of. Well, they ARE scary, but I’M not scared of them.

Do you like being an altar boy?
Yes. It’s fun. All you have to remember is to fold your hands, keep the patton level, do stuff at the right time, and no punching.

What’s your favorite chore?
Eating cookies so they don’t go bad.

What do you think you’d like to be when you grow up?
An onion farmer. On Mars.

What do you like about being homeschooled?
You don’t get out of school at a certain time. If you get done, you get to go out and play.

Is there anything that you think is better about regular school?
They get to play four square.

What do you plan to do over the summer?
Go to the pool. Go outside and play street hockey and run around. Maybe I’ll write a comic book.

If you had a blog what would it be called?
Bob’s Onion Blog About Onions. It’s about onions.

So I gathered.