This year, I interviewed both of my children. At the same time.
There were laughs. There was lots of talk of going to the movies. (I may or may not have conducted this interview during the school holidays. We may or may not have gone to the movies the day prior.) And there was lots of talk of water. I don’t know why.
Here it is. Enjoy!
What is the best thing about having me as your mum?
6yo: We get to go to the movies!
3yo: Going to the movies!
What is the worst thing about having me as your mum?
6yo: Mmmmm, you yell at us sometimes if we’re really naughty.
What’s mummy’s worst habit?
6yo: I don’t know. Nothing.
What’s mummy’s best habit?
6yo: Playing with us and going to the park with us and doing something special with us!
3yo: Going to the park and taking water and drinking water! Water!
What do you admire about mummy?
6yo: She loves us!
3yo: Um… calling dad!
Why do you love mummy?
6yo: She’s special to us!
3yo: Yeah, you’re special to us!
What do you like about being a kid?
3yo: Being a kid is so much fun.
6yo: Yeah, it’s so fun! Because we get to go to school and ballet.
3yo: Not me.
6yo: Oops. Yeah, just me. But you get to spend all day with mum.
3yo: (considers this) Okay.
What do you dislike about being a kid?
3yo: I don’t like being a kid when I’m sad.
6yo: I don’t like scary dreams.
3yo: Oh, yuck. I’ll have scary dreams tonight. Mummy, can you sleep cuddle me?
What is your favourite thing to do with mummy?
6yo: Special stuff!
6yo: Anything that’s special! Like going to Inflatable World! LET’S GO TO INFLATABLE WORLD! (jumps up and down)
3yo: Special stuff! Like going to the movies and drinking water!
What is your favourite thing to eat for dinner?
6yo: Pizza. Tacos. Sausages.
Why is mummy lucky to have you as her children?
3yo: Because we’re special.
6yo: Because she loves us and we’re the best kids in the world!
Is there anything else you’d like to say about your mummy?
6yo: We love you, mummy!
3yo: We love you, mummy!
6yo: We want to give you a cuddle!
3yo: No, I do!
6yo: We both can!
3yo: NO! ME!
Have you interviewed your children? How would they answer these questions?