I am always looking for new ways to gain an insight into my sons' worlds (especially my son who has autism) as it can be quite hard to find a way in. I love our dinner table conversations and think I know our kids quite well but sometimes they surprise me.
My blogging buddy Pat over at White Camellias recently took part in the #LittleOnes tag (originally from Emily over at My Petit Canard.) Pat wrote a truly lovely piece;
An interview with my 4 year old.Her son gave such beautiful and insightful answers that I wanted to give this a go too but was worried that the questions may be more for LittleOnes (hence the tag name) than for my boys who are 7 and 10.
I went on the hunt for questions and came across this article in the Telegraph 25 questions to ask your child. This was just what I was looking for...
For an intriguing and often entertaining insight into how your children see the world, take a look at these 25 questions for kids...The answers might just surprise you…
An interview with my 7 year old...
1 Who's your best friend?My brother
2 What do you want to be when you grow up?A clown because they make people happy.
3 If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?He thought about this for a long time but he couldn't answer...
4 What are the three best things about being you?That I have a big brother, playing video games, that we have a doggy.
5 What are the best and worst things about mum?Cuddles are the best. The worse is that sometimes you pester me.
6 Can you name one thing that scares you?Nothing (Zombies have been a thing lately but we got rid of them in his worry friend).
7 What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?Play with me.
8 How do you describe me to your friends?Mummy is nice and always gives my friends cookies
9 If you could go anywhere in the world for a day, where would you go?The zoo.
10 Which three words describe you best?Cute, funny, cuddly.
An interview with my 10 year old...
1 Who's your best friend?
I don't have a best friend, I only have friends...
2 What do you want to be when you grow up?
3 If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Be invisible and scare mummy
4 What are the three best things about being you?
I've got lots of friends, I'm good at gaming and I've got a little brother that cares about me.
5 What are the best and worst things about mum?
The best thing about mummy is that she made me and the worst thing about mummy is that she is sometimes really bossy.
6 Can you name one thing that scares you?
Rollercoasters that go upside down.
7 What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
I don't know, there are lots of things that happen and I forget...
8 How do you describe me to your friends?
My mum is English.
9 If you could go anywhere in the world for a day, where would you go?
I would like to go to Turkey again but now there are terrorists so that is not really so good.
10 Which three words describe you best?
Kind, autistic, sometimes funny.
I loved doing these interviews. It did give me a fabulous insight into my boys' worlds. I am glad to see I didn't come out of this too badly, although I need to be less bossy and maybe cut back on the cookies a bit! I really loved the boys answers to question 4 and how they mentioned each other. It was also interesting to see which questions they answered instantaneously and which ones took longer or they couldn't answer.
I would like to tag the following brilliant bloggers:
- Morgan Prince
- Stevie Couch - A Cornish Mum
- Ann - Rainbows are too
- Helen - Just saying mum
- Beth - The Motherhub blog
- Interview your child/children.
- Tag 3-5 bloggers to join in.
- Please link back to this post by adding the badge.
Thanks in advance! ❤️