Here is the list of questions without answers:
- What is something Mom always says to you?
- What makes Mom happy?
- What makes Mom sad?
- How does Mom make you laugh?
- What was your mom like as a child?
- How old is your mom?
- How tall is your mom?
- What is her favorite thing to do?
- What does your mom do when you’re not around?
- If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
- What is your mom really good at?
- What is your mom not very good at?
- What does your mom do for a job?
- What is your mom's favorite food?
- What makes you proud of your mom?
- If your mom were a character, who would she be?
- What do you and your mom do together?
- How are you and your mom the same?
- How are you and your mom different?
- How do you know your mom loves you?
- What does your mom like most about your dad?
- Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
- How old was your Mom when you were born?
These were some of my favorite answers. I asked the 8 1/2- year-old the questions quietly because she was first and I didn't want the almost-6-year-old to hear before it was her turn.
How does Mom make you laugh?
First Girl: When you make C laugh, it makes me laugh.
Second Girl: When she tickles me. You don’t really do that much, though. Well, I do it to C a lot.
[I like to think I also say things that are funny. I do. And they laugh.]
What is her favorite thing to do?
First Girl: I’m not sure, ‘cause you like lots of things. . . . Like, like, you like to play with us and read your books and go to church.
Second Girl: I don’t know. [Think about things I do. What do I like to do?] Cook.
What does your mom do when you're not around?
First Girl: I dunno, ‘cause I’m not there. [Do you wanna guess?] Um, maybe watch shows with Daddy?
Second Girl: Make presents for me, like at Christmas you made those presents for me. [You mean wrap ‘em?] Yeah, wrap ‘em.
What is your mom really good at?
First Girl: Um . . . mmm . . . helping me and L and C
Second Girl: Um, I just said that, didn’t I. [the one before about what I'd be famous for -- she said, "A famous cooker?]
What does your mom do for a job?
Second Girl: Um, clean the dishes. That’s one of the jobs you do . . . I couldn’t really think of it because you don’t go to work like Daddy does.
How old was your mom when you were born?
First Girl: Um, I think 12 or 13 or 14. [I explained.] Now that I think about that, that’s pretty young, like Erika.
Second Girl guessed 20, but I was 27.