If you ask a kid a question

A couple days ago I found this fun questionnaire on Pinterest.  I tried it out on my 7 and 9 year old daughters, and as you can see below, I got some rather funny answers.

Source: http://pepperbuttons.blogspot.com/2011/10/21-questions-to-ask-your-kids.html

21 things to ask your kids



1. Something mom always says to you?

2. What makes mom happy?

3. What makes mom sad?

4. How does mom make you laugh?

5. What was mom like as a child?

6. How old is mom?

7. How tall is mom?

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

9. What does mom do when you’re not around?

10. If mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

11.  What is mom really good at?

12. What is mom not very good at?

13. What does mom do for her job?

14. What is mom’s favorite food?

15. What makes you proud of mom?

16. What cartoon character would mom be?

17. What do you and mom do together?

18. How are you and mom the same?

19. How are you and mom different?

20. How do you know mom loves you?

21. Where is mom’s favorite place to go?

1.  Be nice

2. Obeying

3. Hitting.

4. Tickling.

5. Little feet.

6.  44

7.  I do not know.

8. Play Dutch Blitz

9. Eats chocolate beans

10. Chicken pot pie

11. Making pizza dough

12.   Dropping stuff

13. She goes online.

14.  Eggs and toast

15.  Her food

16.  Mary Poppins

17.  Eat coffee beans & pizza

18.  We both wear glasses & earrings

19.  She’s white and I’m brown

20.  She hugs me and kisses me

21.  New York or Chile.


1.  Elbows off the table

2. When we compliment her food

3. When we run in the house

4.  When she’s teasing my big brothers

5. She was the oldest in her family

6. 44

7. Can you just write a question mark?

8. Cook

9. Watches movies

10. Writing books

11. Rearranging the living room

12. Nothing

13. Writes books

14. Lasagna

15. The fact that she’s raised so many children.

16.  Mrs. Incredible

17. Play Dutch Blitz

18. We both like to talk

19. She can go online and I can’t

20. She works hard every day

21.  To bed


Have you ever given your kids this kind of questionnaire? We thought it was fun, and it had me wishing I’d done something similar when our older kids were small. I am off to attack breakfast– oatmeal with butter and brown sugar this morning– and then we will jump into school. Happy Monday to you!

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  1. What fun answers! As I read yours, I tried to think how I would answer that for my own mother, and hesitantly wondering what answers my child would give. I’m not sure I want to ask him some of these questions. 🙂

    • The one that cracked me up the most was my 9yo saying my favorite place to go is bed. Which is definitely true some days. And, like you, I was unsure what my kids would answer– I personally think they truthfully could have come up with something way more embarrassing for #12. 🙂

  2. #16 was precious. How fun!

  3. I love it! Sometimes bed is my favorite place to go also. Zzzzzz

    Jackjack did a similar questionnaire in kindergarten–he remembered my age correctly but decided that I weigh 30 pounds. My girlfriends and I had a good laugh about that one.

  4. What fun! I love these kind of questionnaires. I was glad to see there wasn’t a weight question. 😉 Too funny that you are compared to Mary Poppins and your favorite place to go is bed. Thanks for the smile — I was just in a bit of a slump after reading some political junk. I feel much better now. 🙂 I have to go do this now with my kiddos — can’t wait to see how they answer.

  5. That’s awesome! SO FUNNY!!

  6. Hi Mary!!
    Loved this! We too are big Dutch Blitz fans…its time for a new deck of cards here, ours got lots of wear and tear over the holidays. We just started back to school today. I feel the same way that you do about being nostalgic for Christmas vacation. I can’t believe it’s over already. Here’s to summer and more Dutch Blitz!

  7. I too would be a bit nervous about some of those answers. I love it that Dutch Blitz was the answer to favorite thing to do and thing you do with her. How great for her to feel like when you are spending time with her it’s your best place to be. That’s a gift I hope I am giving to my children. Maybe we’ll do this tomorrow and call it part of school with out them knowing that’s what it is. It really made me smile. Thanks.

  8. My daughter had a questionnaire similar to this one the beginning of the school year. While the questions were not the same but had ones like: your favorite color is, what would you do with a million dollars, what is your favorite book, who is your favorite celebrity, what is your favorite subject and why, if you had to work a job–what would you like to do today, etc. She showed it to me and was a good way for the kids to get to know each other and their teacher.
    I think this would be a great questionnaire to give to my adult children to ask not only of themselves but of me, grandma.

  9. “Just as I thought: ‘Mary Ostyn, Practically Perfect in Every Way’.” 🙂


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