Kid Confidential: Diego, 8, and Indigo, 4, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Tue May 10 2011
Photograph: Tory Williams
Tell me about your cats iPod and Crash.
I Sometimes in the middle of the night, the cats are like—jump, jump, jump, scratch, scratch, scratch!
D Crash will eat anything: seafood, or something like on Man v. Food. I was watching it and he ate a hot dog that was, like, a foot long. I bet I could eat a foot-long hot dog.
Really? Wow. Any favorite hot dog spots?
D I love Gray's Papaya.
I I like mac and cheese.
D She's vegetarian, except for bacon.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
D A heart surgeon. It would be fun to poke around in someone's heart. Or maybe a theoretical physicist. I want to go on a zero-gravity experience or a rocket. Sometimes I want to go into a black hole. I bet there's a way out.
I One day I want to throw a teddy bear into the black hole. Maybe it will turn into ashes.
Where would you go if you had a time machine?
D I'd want to be a caveman. Except I'd bring some shirts and stuff, and a washing machine.
I I would like to go to Los Angeles to see my grandma.
What are you most excited about doing this summer?
I Going to the beach.
D Riding my bike and my skateboard. And Jacques Torres!
Diego on being president
"I heard that the White House is mostly just offices. Although it would be cool to have a Secret Service team."