I saw a post by Damion at The Northern Dad where he interviewed his kids. I’ve always liked those Facebook Q&A posts to see what funny things our kids say, so I asked and Damion kindly allowed me to steal his idea.
The Interview Process
We were sitting around the kitchen table, the boys eating breakfast (best way to keep them in one place for long enough to answer questions) and me absorbing my second coffee of the day. Small boy was in full on comedian mode and large boy equal parts serious, flippant and sweet.
Large boy: He’s nine now, growing out of his little-boyness. Inquisitive, a fountain of random facts, occasionally grumpy and kind and tender. He loves Roblox and has just discovered Fornite, is learning to code with Scratch but still sleeps with his favourite teddies.
Small boy: At five and a half he’s just discovering the world, he’s always been full of mischief and laughter, he cries easily and adores his brother. He loves Lego and playing with himself’s Scalextric, biking as far as possible and says he’ll never be too big to sit on my knee.
Some of these were Damion’s because they were so good, some I added and some the boys asked each other.
What do you like most about yourself?
Large boy: that I can read and I have lots of books
Small boy: that I have eyes
What do you want to do for a job?
Large boy: robotics engineer
Small boy: a video game tester
What’s something Mum says all the time?
Large boy: come do this or that
Small boy: eat up (this is very true, he’s a slow eater)
What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever done?
Large boy: wear my friend at school’s glasses
Small boy: making noisy farts
How will the world be different when you’re grown up?
Large boy: there will be better robots because I’m going to design them
Small boy: I won’t live with mum and dad anymore and that’s sad
What’s your favourite way to spend a day?
Large boy: play Roblox all day
Small boy: play Transformers
What do Mum and Dad do all day?
Large boy: work and do household jobs and eat snacks
Small boy: watch TV ha haa
What scares you?
Large boy: having Switch and tablet taken away
Small boy: being sick
What can you teach me?
Large boy: how to do impossible knots
Small boy: how to play some games on the Switch
What’s your favourite TV show? and mine?
Large boy: Sugar Rush is mine and yours is Vikings
Small boy: I don’t have a favourite and yours is war movies
What is it important for everyone to be?
Large boy: an elephant (he’s had more sensible answers in the past)
Small boy: kind
What must you not do?
Large boy: swear and sneak downstairs and eat all the cake and be unkind
Small boy: read all the advent activities
If you had three wishes what would they be?
Large boy: For made up animals to be real, for baby to still be alive and for everyone I love to have riches.
Small boy: Real made up animals, a giant hexbug bus that I can ride and that it’s always Christmas and we always get presents.
What do you do when you feel sad?
Large boy: play games with my friends or tell you, Mum
Small boy: tell a grown up
What do you do when someone else feels sad?
Large boy: help them, play with them
Small boy: play floor is lava with them
What are you grateful for?
Large boy: that all my family is healthy and no one is sick
Small boy: my presents from Santa
What is your favourite book?
Large boy: anything by Cressida Cowell
Small boy: I love Dick King-Smith
What would you like to ask me?
Large boy: why don’t you like it when I sing “it’s raining tacos”?
Small boy: what animal do you like best?
Why don’t you like it when I sing “it’s raining tacos”?
Me: Because I’ve heard it about 3 million times and there are so many better songs out there that I know you like too.
What animal do you like best?
Me: shall I say pandas just to annoy Daddy? (Himself is notoriously not a fan of pandas, he says that a disproportionately huge amount of money is spent trying to save them from extinction when they clearly don’t want to be saved.)
Small boy: ha ha ha ha yes!
Thank you and we’ll let you know
The boys gave some very silly answers there, but some lovely ones too. Its always amusing to see things from their points of view, they’re totally wrong about how himself and I spend our days but sadly correct about what I say all the time. Oh dear.
Well, I think I’ll give them both the job of being my kids, I couldn’t wish for better.
If you had to interview your kids, what questions would you dare to ask them? Let me know in the comments below.