"The flow of creativity feels like an avalanche of joy and wonder. Being open to that possibility creates connections with everything." - Feline Dreamers

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kid Interview

I borrowed this fun idea from Ordinary Life Magic, one of my favorite unschooling blogs. The idea is that your kids answer questions about you, and you get some insight into their view of you. I thought it was pretty fun, so I interviewed my two. Try it with your kids - it's a lot of fun!

Dryst, age 14 (well, 15 in just one week):

1. What is something I always say to you?
I love you.

2. What makes me happy?
Cats.

3. What makes me sad?
Arguing.

4. How do I make you laugh?
Usually by laughing yourself.

5. What was I like as a child?
Shy.

6. How old am I?
Forty...um...one? Is that right? (yep)

7. How tall am I?
Five foot one-and-a-half. (he’s very aware of this, having recently passed me!)

8. What is my favorite thing to do?
Uh, have fun, I don’t know...you enjoy a lot of things.

9. What do I do when you’re not around?
Rejoice (heh heh). That’s funny, come on!

10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
Your Feline Dreamers.

11. What am I really good at?
Um, smart things. Writing. Cooking.

12. What am I not very good at?
Sports.

13. What do I do for a job?
Feline Dreamers.

14. What is my favorite food?
Uh, Indian food?

15. What makes you proud of me?
Lots of things. How smart you are, how nice you are, everything, I don’t know!

16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
I don’t know, that’s are hard one... Wait, Velma!

17. What do you and I do together?
Uh, swimming a lot. We haven’t really done anything just the two of us for a while.

18. How are you and I the same?
We’re about the same height, we have about the same color eyes, and we’re related. Oh, and we’re both Virgos.

19. How are you and I different?
You’re a chick and I’m a dude. Um, I’m sporty, you’re intelligent.

20. How do you know I love you?
Because you’re nice and loving.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?
This test is interesting. It seems like it was made for younger kids, though.


ElvenTiger, age 12:

1. What is something I always say to you?
Hmm. You say "meow!"

2. What makes me happy?
Kitties.

3. What makes me sad?
Um, arguing, and when kitties pass away.

4. How do I make you laugh?
Your smile.

5. What was I like as a child?
Quiet, and you loved to read all the time.

6. How old am I?
41.

7. How tall am I?
Five foot one-and-a-half, almost two.

8. What is my favorite thing to do?
I have to say either swimming or reading, but you love a bunch of stuff.

9. What do I do when you’re not around?
Read, be quiet.

10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
Writing.

11. What am I really good at?
Grammar - you’re an English major.

12. What am I not very good at?
All the sports, except for soccer.

13. What do I do for a job?
You write.

14. What is my favorite food?
You don’t really have a favorite food, you like all kinds of foods.

15. What makes you proud of me?
Um, well, you’re always happy, even when things are tough.

16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
This is gonna be a fun one (thinks about it). The cat on Tom and Jerry!

17. What do you and I do together?
A lot of stuff, mainly swimming, but also reading together.

18. How are you and I the same?
We both love to swim. We both don’t like fighting. We’re related. Our eyes. Oh yeah, and how much we love cats!

19. How are you and I different?
Our hair is one of the ways. I don’t know...

20. How do you know I love you?
Because of the way you smile, and just... you! I know you love me because you’re you.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?
You’re awesome!

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

So sweet! :)

Tania Hathaway said...

Oh how excellent.
Must do this with my 12 year old!
Tania

Witchy Mom's Homeschool and Organic Gardens said...

Great idea! Awesome responses from the kids!