Do you ever wonder what your kids really think of you?
Not too long ago there was a Facebook thread or challenge going that kept popping up in my feed. It was a list of questions parents were asking their kids, followed by their respective answers. Each parent quickly shared their feelings about their kid’s responses and encouraged friends to do the same. I am finally getting around to doing it, but I decided to share it as a blog post so I don’t lose the answers. Besides, it will be fun to compare Pinky’s answers in next 5-10 years. It was so fun I had Daddy ask Pinky the same questions too. You’ll find his interview at the very end. Here goes.
Interview with Mommy
- What is something I always say to you? I love you
- What makes me happy? If I try my best!
- What makes me sad? When I don’t try my best.
- How do I make you laugh? With your evil eyes. Both laughing out loud!
- What was I like as a child? Happy? Fun?
- How tall am I? As tall as Daddy.
- How old am I? How old do you think I am? I don’t know. 50.
- What is my favorite thing to do? Do designs (like swirly’s and triangles) and sleep.
- What do I do when you’re not around? Watch on your phone.
- What am I really good at? Cooking breakfast…. no, no, not that. You’re really good at taking care of our family.
- What am I not very good at? You’re very bad at yelling… he he sorry. I’m sorry, mama, do you need anything?
- What do I do for a job? You just go on your computer.
- What is my favorite food? I don’t know.
- What to you enjoy doing with me? Making crafts…oh no, no, no going on hikes.
Okay, I really can’t complain about these answers. I was worried what she would say about me being on my phone or on the computer. Although she did mention these things, I am more concerned with the way she answered questions 1, 10 and 11. It just goes to show that our kids do see the little things we do for them. They are watching when we think they aren’t looking. Even though we tend to focus on our shortcomings and our so-called failures, they always remember the good in us. And even when we aren’t on our best behavior, they still find it in their hearts to understand.
I love my daughter and how our relationship has evolved. We were both laughing the whole time. The interview lasted all of 10 minutes, and it was a fun memory to create. I love the short, yet sweet answers she gave as well as the thought she put into those three questions mentioned above. Life is simple for them; we should learn from our kids and remember to focus on the good and to just, well keep things simple.
This was a fun activity. I wonder what her answers will be in the future. It will be interesting to find out.
Did you do this with your kids? If you did, we’d love to hear how they answered in the comments below.
Interview with Daddy
- What is something I always say to you? When you go to work you always give me a kiss and a hug.
- What makes me happy? That everybody in the family gives me hugs and kisses.
- What makes me sad? Is that if we don’t always say bye to you.
- How do I make you laugh? Is when you tickle me.
- What was I like as a child? Umm, like happy.
- How tall am I? Maybe about your dad’s size, no bigger?
- How old am I? How old do you think I am? Can’t answer that, 55?
- What is my favorite thing to do? You really like to spend time with your family when you come home from work.
- What do I do when you’re not around? Sleep and watch on your phone and oh sometimes you take showers.
- What am I really good at? Really good at fighting.
- What am I not very good at? Is umm, when your anger, no really bad at anger.
- What do I do for a job? You keep the roof on top of our head.
- What is my favorite food? Eggs, scrambled egg with bread and second favorite is steak.
- What to you enjoy doing with me? That is a good question. I like going to places with you.