Do Your Children Know You? How Well?
There’s a “copy and paste this or you’re not a part of the cool crowd” post going around on Facebook where parents are asking their children questions about themselves. I don’t usually give into fads, but I thought this would be a playful way to find out what they really thought of me.
The idea is to determine how well your children know you. The rules are that you ask the questions and document their unprompted responses. This way you get truthful and honest responses about what your children think of you. Some of the responses I have seen from children much younger than mine have been quite comical.
Some of the responses I have seen from moms with children much younger than mine have been quite comical. Of course, my little brainiacs quickly realized there was a method to my madness and responded accordingly.
Here’s what they had to say:
1. What is something I always say to you?
Alexandra: Close your mouth [when you’re eating].
Olivia: I have a call at 9 o’clock.
2. What makes me happy?
Alexandra: When we do what we’re supposed to do.
3. What makes me sad?
Alexandra: When people you know die.
Olivia: Most of the stuff I’m thinking makes you upset, not sad, like when we lose your trust.
4. How do I make you laugh?
Alexandra: The face you make when stuff is too sweet.
Olivia: The face and the sounds you make when you win.
5. What was I like as a child?
Alexandra: You looked just like me.
Olivia: You did everything you were told to do, but when you didn’t you didn’t get caught.
Harold: You ACTED just like her *pointing to Alexandra* almost never did what you were told to do, but didn’t get caught. (Nobody asked you, dude.)
6. How old am I?
Alexandra: That’s easy. 38.
7. How tall am I?
Alexandra: 5’ 4”
Olivia: 5’ 2”
Neither, I’m 5’ 3” so they split the difference.
8. What is my favorite thing to do with you?
Alexandra: Tickle me and eat my nose.
9. What do I do when you’re not around?
Olivia: I have no idea.
Yeah, let’s keep it that way.
10. What am I really good at?
Olivia: Winning! (I’m starting to pick up a theme here…)
11. What is something I’m not good at?
Alexandra: I can’t think of anything you’re not good at.
Olivia: Not winning.
12. What do I do for a job?
Olivia: You’re a life coach who helps people with relationships.
13. What is my favorite food?
Alexandra: *the craziest face ever* Ummm…fried chicken?
Olivia: Anything Daddy makes.
Neither. Chocolate. But according to Alexandra, that’s not a food.
14. What do you enjoy doing with me?
Alexandra: Playing games and laughing.
So evidently, I’m a 38-year-old winner who makes funny faces and doesn’t like when people don’t do what they’re supposed to do. Unless of course it’s me, but then I don’t get caught.