In July, the fabulously funny Kylie from A Study in Contradictions interviewed her husband, and Interview with a Husband was the result. Not so surprisingly, it was fabulously funny.
She invited us all to do the same, and I sat down with my husband, the questions and a recording device.
I shut off the recording device ten seconds later. My husband wasn’t having a bar of it.
I felt left out. Shunned. And so, so sad.
And now, two months later, BRAINWAVE. Why not interview my four-year-old daughter instead?
|“Yes please mum! Can I be on your website?”
So, here it is. Interview with a toddler. Hold on to your hats, people. Things just got serious at YLSNED.
And for those who haven’t seen her around these parts before, meet Ashleigh.
What is the best thing about having me as your mum?
It’s really good.
What is the worst thing about having me as your mum?
When you go away and I’m sad because you’re not here.
What’s mummy’s worst habit?
Doing silly dances. It’s really funny. You’re a funny dancer, but you’re not very good at it. You make me and Mitchell laugh.
What’s mummy’s best habit?
Umm… you let me watch television on Tuesdays if I’m good. Sometimes on Thursdays too! And you read me books and put me to bed and rub my tummy when it’s sore. And you sit next to me. But if I’m naughty I get in trouble and that’s not good.
What do you admire about mummy?
I really like mummy’s red boots. They’re the best.
Why do you love mummy?
Because you do nice things. And because you live in the same house as me.
What do you like about being a kid?
I love my toys! I want to keep them forever!
What do you dislike about being a kid?
I wish you and daddy could be together with me all the time. But daddy goes to work and I just have to stay with you. It’s okay I guess.
What is your favourite thing to do with mummy?
Painting. And playing hide and seek too. But not at the shops. You get scared when you can’t find me.
What is your favourite thing to eat for dinner?
Spaghetti. And chocolates and cakes and chips. But I never get those for dinner. Do we have any cakes mummy?
Why is mummy lucky to have you as a daughter?
Because I came into your tummy and then they got me out! Mummy… how did they get me out? Did it hurt? I don’t want babies in my tummy. If I get a baby in my tummy it can just stay in there and swim around. How do you get babies in your tummy?
Is there anything else you’d like to say about your mummy?
I love it when mum cuddles me and stays in my bed for a while after reading me a story. You haven’t done that for a while though. Mummy, can we have a sleepover tonight?
So, have you interviewed your toddler? Can I start a whole new memey thing here? Join in! How would your toddler answer these questions?