Monday, June 8, 2015

23 questions to ask kids about their mom

One of my Katie friends shared this a few days ago. Our kids (First Girl and Second Girl but I didn't have Third Girl do it) and I had so much fun with it right before bedtime!

Here is the list of questions without answers:

  1. What is something Mom always says to you?
  2. What makes Mom happy?
  3. What makes Mom sad?
  4. How does Mom make you laugh?
  5. What was your mom like as a child?
  6. How old is your mom?
  7. How tall is your mom?
  8. What is her favorite thing to do?
  9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?
  10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
  11. What is your mom really good at?
  12. What is your mom not very good at?
  13. What does your mom do for a job?
  14. What is your mom's favorite food?
  15. What makes you proud of your mom?
  16. If your mom were a character, who would she be?
  17. What do you and your mom do together?
  18. How are you and your mom the same?
  19. How are you and your mom different?
  20. How do you know your mom loves you?
  21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
  22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
  23. 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.