Kid Interview Redux

SwordplaySiblingsI’m not sure what made me remember this kid interview I did 3 years ago (interestingly, it was almost exactly 3 years ago). I had borrowed the idea from the Ordinary Life Magic blog. The idea is that your kids answer questions about you, and you get some insight into their perspective. Although I think it’s intended for younger kids, it was fun to interview my two teens. Give it a try with your kiddos; you might be surprised at some of their answers!

Dryst, age 17 (well, 18 in just one week):

1. What is something I always say to you?
I love you.

2. What makes me happy?
Uh, um, love and family.

3. What makes me sad?
Anger.

4. How do I make you laugh? 
By being a goofy mother.

5. What was I like as a child?
Uh, a quiet bookworm.

6. How old am I?
Oh God, actually, this is really hard. 43? Is that right? (laughing) No? That’s just ‘cause you look 43.

7. How tall am I? 
Five-two.

8. What is my favorite thing to do? 
Read books.

9. What do I do when you’re not around? 
Celebrate.

10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
Uh, writing a series of adventure novels.

11. What am I really good at?
Lots of stuff. Anything involving intelligence.

12. What am I not very good at?
Sports.

13. What do I do for a job?
Part-time at the radio station, and book-writing stuff.

14. What is my favorite food? 
I really don’t know, I feel like it changes too much for me to know.

15. What makes you proud of me?
You do a great job of being a mother. (Me: really?) Why not?

16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
Arthur.

17. What do you and I do together?
Drive places. I dunno.

18. How are you and I the same?
We’re both Virgos, and therefore have Virgo personalities.

19. How are you and I different?
I’m a boy and you’re a girl. You’re middle-aged and I’m young. I’m less Virgo-y than you. There’s too many answers to this. I’m more outgoing.

20. How do you know I love you? 
Because you say it all the time. And because you love me.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I love you.

ElvenTiger, age 15:

1. What is something I always say to you? 
I don’t know… I love you? That’s kind of an obvious one.

2. What makes me happy?
Lots of things, like conferences, and hanging out with really cool people.

3. What makes me sad?
People arguing.

4. How do I make you laugh?
Um, you make jokes! (laughs)

5. What was I like as a child?
I didn’t know you when you were a child. Shy.

6. How old am I?
45? Did you just turn 45, or are you just about to? (Me: about to). So, 44.

7. How tall am I?
Five-two, well, about that.

8. What is my favorite thing to do?
Write and drum.

9. What do I do when you’re not around?
Read. Yoga.

10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
Your writing, and your performing.

11. What am I really good at?
Um, your writing, drumming, other stuff.

12. What am I not very good at?
Hula-hooping.

13. What do I do for a job?
You write.

14. What is my favorite food?
You don’t really have a specific favorite food. You like lots of different interesting foods.

15. What makes you proud of me?
All kinds of stuff! I’m not gonna be specific about that. All the stuff. Being the loving, crazy, creative person you are!

16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
The Cat in the Hat. He’s mischievous, smart, and I dunno… The Cat in the Hat, you know!

17. What do you and I do together?
Lots of things. We go to interesting unschooling conferences and music festivals.

18. How are you and I the same?
(Laughing) Well, when we’re thinking, we both tip our heads to the side (which we had both just done). We’re creative, fun-loving free spirits.

19. How are you and I different?
You’re more intellectual and I’m more, well, I like doing things. I mean, the way we learn.

20. How do you know I love you?
For one thing, you say it every day. So, yeah, that’s a pretty obvious one.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?
No.

 


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