April 18, 2016

23 Questions to Ask Your Kids

Category: Being Parents

Some time back, Eric aka Stomper Dad asked his kids 23 questions for one of his posts and since then, I have been inspired to do one but never quite got around to doing it. 

That’s about to change because *drumroll*, I finally did it. I have finally, finally finished this post which has been in draft for the longest time for as long as I can remember,  replicating the same questions Stomper Dad asked his kids from one of his earlier series.

One of the reasons this took so long was because the kids got bored with questions. Squirt was not responsive and Spud has the attention span of the goldfish. So I had to do it over time with Spud. Here’s the “interview”:

Child’s Name: Spud
Age: 5+

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1. What is something Mama always says to you?
I love you

2. What makes Mama happy?

3. What makes Mama sad?

4. How does Mama make you laugh?
Tickling me all over

5. What was Mama like as a child?
(silence) Talk a lot?

6. How old is Mama?
37 (Close! But I’m not 37 anymore…)

7. How tall is Mama?
5 (she did not specify the measurements…just “5”)

8. What is Mama’s favorite thing to do?

9. What does Mama do when you’re not here?
Works a lot

10. If Mama becomes famous what will it be for?
Hiking (I have no idea where she got that idea from!)

11. What is Mama really good at?
Baking yummy food

12. What is Mama not very good at?
Driving (Sigh! Disclaimer here: It’s not that I’m not very good at it because I’m a bad driver. The fact is that I cannot drive because I don’t have a driving license! Big difference.)

13. What is Mama’s job?
*Tap..tap..tap* on the computer all the time

14. What makes you proud of Mama?
She eats spicy things (I never knew the ability to eat spicy food is something to be proud of! Now I know!)

15. What is Mama’s favourite food?
Prata. (Oh yes! I love prata. Egg Prata to be exact.With curry. Amongst other things edible. Prata is an Indian Roti that looks like the picture below. Yum!)


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16. What do you and Mama do together?
Chatting before going to bed

17. How are you and Mama the same?
*Grunts* We sit in the car. Same side!  (We were in the car when I was asking her these questions and she was getting impatient with the questions)

18. If your Mama was a cartoon character who would he be?
*Grunts* Mama, I quit. No more questions

19. How are you and Mama different?
You are bigger and I’m smaller. You wear a necklace and I don’t have any. (kids are so literal, aren’t they!)

20. How do you know Mama loves you?
Because she kisses me and hugs me a lot. 

21. What does Papa like best about Mama?
She helps do dishes. (What?!)

22. Where is Mama’s favorite place to go?
The swimming pool. Mama, that’s enough questions.

23. How old was Papa when you were born? 
Tired, Mama. No more questions. *Grunt*Grunt*

Spud has got no patience with the questions… still, she did OK for someone with such short attention span. Maybe I’ll see if I can try to annoy Squirt with some of the questions instead. 

If you don’t already know, this “Questions I Ask My Kids” series by Stomper Dad has evolved to a weekly series and he recently upped his ante with “Go Ask Your Father” weekly series too. 

All in A Dad’s Work has been one of my regular reads which I try not to miss. And,  I’m telling you Stomper Dad has got some awesome blog content. Do go mosey over if you haven’t already!

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  1. WOW! Thanks, Ann. That’s a whole lotta kind words. Glad you asked her the questions. If you keep asking, they get used to it. Or at least Crash has. Then Bang gets excited to answer after he hears his brother. Eating spicy things is totally something to be proud of! Not everyone can do that, you know.

    • Most welcome, Eric! I’ve been meaning to do it and really finally! I have to thank you for the inspiration. It was fun to do. Next time I’ll have to keep the questions short. 23 in one go were way too much. I’ll take spicy things as another stripe of honour then. Hahaha! 😀

  2. Adorable!!!!

  3. I’d surely be asking these to my future mini-mes.
    How adorable are those answers? 🙂

    • They can come up with the weirdest but adorable things! Yes, yes,Lux do it. Make sure you make a record of it when you ask your future mini-mes. 😀

  4. This is totally beyond awesome! My kids are grown, but I’m going to try it with my grandchildren. Actually, it would be fun to see what the “adult” kids come up with.

  5. Loved it 🙂


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