“Supremacy is relative” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Max Abad by ©Lori Maloney

“Meet Max…full of life and charisma, and with a toothless grin and pair of black framed glasses that only accentuate his personality! It was during the time that this portrait was captured that he and his mom were filling me in on his girlfriends and some dilemmas he was having to contemplate…at six!  Lol Chelsea, he’s a doll and so polite and respectful – it was my pleasure spending time with you and your boys!  With gratitude, Lori”

Image © Lori Maloney

An Interview with Max

Q. What is your best memory/moment from one of your past birthdays?

A. This year when I was turning 6, it was the best birthday ever.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. No bad memories.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that most surprised you?

A. A change colour water hot wheels set.

Q. Is there one food or dish that you insist on eating during your birthday celebration?

A. Spaghetti & turkey balls is what I want on my birthday, or fettuccine alfredo.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. To make sure you open your presents and have fun.

Q. Do you/your family/culture have any traditions/rituals/ceremonies that are performed to celebrate birthdays? What is it?

A. Celebrating with my Nana and Grandpa.