Today’s blog post again is something a little bit different. I spotted this Q & A on a friends Facebook page, and thought it was funny seeing the responses of her children. This is a list of 21 questions that ask the child their opinion of their mum. These responses must be unprompted and unedited. So if you want to find out what’s going in in your child’s mind this may provide an interesting snapshot. Though meant to be a bit of fun some of the answers I received were very surprising.
So to kick of this Q & A feature is my eldest Molly-Anne, she is at that awkward 13 year old point so I can never be sure of her reactions anyway, but here goes.
Can you make me a tea please?
2. What makes Mummy happy?
3. What makes Mummy Sad?
Not having a cup of tea. (I think my daughter feels I have a problem ha ha!)
4. How does Mummy make you laugh?
Er (long pause) when you do embarrassing things.
5.What was Mummy like as a child?
You played with your ‘My little Ponies’ (yup that’s true).
6. Hold old is Mummy?
32 (result I’ll take that, Im actually 33).
7. How tall is Mummy?
About 5ft maybe? (wow she’s just removed my entire head, I’m actually 5ft 7).
8. What is Mummy’s favourite thing to do?
Blogging or knitting (Ah she knows me so well).
9. What does Mummy do when you’re not here?
Watch what you want on the telly why you have the chance.
10. If Mummy becomes famous what will it be for?
Clothes (not quite sure in what context she means?).
11.What is Mummy really good at?
12. What is Mummy not very good at?
Stopping us kids from arguing.
13.What is Mummy’s Job?
14. What makes you proud of Mummy?
Hmmm, (another long pause), when you make my birthday cake the way I want it.
Tuna (Nope it cake, she’s way of there lol).
16. What do you and Mummy do together?
17. How are you and Mummy the same ?
18. If your Mummy was a cartoon character who would she be?
I actually don’t know?
19. How are you and Mummy different?
We have a different fashion sense.
20. How do you know Mummy loves you?
When she buys me things (Oh crap I need to re-address this one).
21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy?
When he’s not being a lazy Fart (sorry her words not mine).
22. Where is Mummy’s favourite place to go?
The Kitchen (Er, Not quite?)
23. How old was Mummy when she had you?
So, some interesting responses. My daughter clearly thinks I’m a caffeine junky, that I think her dads lazy, which is soo not true, oh and that my favourite place is the kitchen.
The most eye opening response though was that her idea of me showing her that I love her, is through buying her things. Hmm I need to make an effort to do something about that, as I do not want her growing up thinking that this is how to show love. Maybe this is because as a society we are so consumer led, and this is what our kids are learning? Or am I making excuses? Either that or I’m just being a rubbish parent in that respect. Perhaps I’m reading to much into it, but sometimes those off handed remarks tell us much about feelings that go deeper.
So this was the response of child number 1, the teenager, I shall be sharing the responses of my other two kids over the coming week.
Would you be brave enough to try this Q&A out on your kids? Do you share your experience in the comment section if you do give it a go.
Bye for now, Katy 🙂