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Great Questions To Ask Your Kids!

by LaurettaCWright
Great questions to ask your kids

I love taking quizzes – not necessarily the general knowledge kind, but the ones that dissect your personality and tell you things like what type of animal you are most like or what/who you were in a previous life. 

I came across the Great Questions To Ask Your Kids quiz on Facebook – it's a great activity for when you're stuck inside on a rainy day or when you're on a long car journey together.

The rules: WITHOUT any prompting, ask your child these questions & write down EXACTLY what they say. It's a great & funny way to find out exactly what they think. If you have more than one child, ask your children separately so they are not influenced by each other’s answers. Write down the first answer that they give.

Below each question are my kids' answers and what I thought of them. Nadja is 8 years old and Luis is 10.

Great Questions To Ask Your Kids…

What does mummy always say to you?
N: ‘What would you like for breakfast?’ and ‘Go and brush your teeth’.
L: Never give up.

What makes mummy happy?
N: Eating pic n’ mix sweets, sitting down and watching TV and spending time with me and Luis.
L: Me and Nadja not arguing.
Yes – these are about right.

What makes mummy sad?
N: When me and Luis hurt each other.
L: Me and Nadja arguing.
True.

How does mummy make you laugh?
N: Tickling me and playing the ‘It’ game.
L: By playing ‘It’.
Yeah, I think mummy wants to give the ‘IT’ game a rest for a while…

What was mummy like as a child?
N: Very active and liked going out.
L: Happy, go lucky.
I was shy, not very academic and hated PE.

How old is mummy?
N: Are you 40?
L: 39.
I'm 40.

How tall is mummy?
N: Jeez…A little bit taller than me er….about 90 inches
L: 3 ft, I mean 5ft 1 something.
I'm 5'1 – and the 1 inch is very important!

What is mummy's favourite thing to do?
N: Watch TV because you never get a chance to watch it, only at night.
L: Looking at your phone.
Probably Saturday night enjoying ‘family night'!

What does mummy do when you're not here?
N: Try and get some work done.
L: You work.
I work, work, work!

If mummy becomes famous what will it be for?
N: Writing interesting things
L: For writing.

What is mummy really good at?
N: Making me happy.
L: Writing and your blog.

What is mummy not very good at?
N: Nothing. You’re good at everything.
L: Understanding the fact that we’re children.

What is mummy's job?
N: To write stories to convince people to go on holidays.
L: You’re the editor for a travel magazine.
They both got this one right.

What makes you proud of mummy?
N: You’ve got loads of friends and that your boss likes you and doesn’t want to fire you.
L: You’re very good at writing.

What is mummy's favourite food?
N: Spaghetti.
L: Spaghetti Carbonara.
I have no idea where this came from; they must have heard me say I like pasta, but it's actually Chinese

What do you & mummy do together?
N: Sometimes we play games.
L: We have little adventures and go out to places.

How are you & mummy the same?
N: When I’m older I think I’ll have black hair like you. Everything is the same except for my elf ears.
L: We’re both sarcastic.

If your mummy was a cartoon character what would she be?
N: Catwoman.
L: Wonder Woman

How are you & mummy different?
N: My voice is different.
L: You’re more mature.

How do you know mummy loves you?
N: She tells me it all the time and looks after me.
L: You say it pretty much five times a day.
I do make a point of telling them every day.

Where is mummy's favourite place to go?
N: I don’t know.
L: I have no clue.
Neither do I actually!

How old was Mummy when she had you?
N: 32 or 31.
L: 30
I was 29 for Luis and 32 for Nadja.

If you decide to try this on your kids, I’d be interested to hear your feedback or funny responses you receive. If you do decide to play along, there are just two rules: 

Good luck!
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I came across the Great Questions To Ask Your Kids quiz on Facebook and was intrigued as to how my kids viewed me & my life - give it a go...it's great fun!

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35 comments

Tanya Brannan 6th January 2018 - 5:25 pm

What a brilliant idea! It is always interesting to see how our children perceive us, although it could make for some interesting yet tough to hear answers!

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LaurettaCWright 6th January 2018 - 5:38 pm

Thanks Tanya – yes…some of the answers were tough to answer – especially when I re-tested them!

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Baby Isabella 5th January 2018 - 10:02 pm

We love their answers- very amusing. I’m going to ask my folks these questions at the weekend!

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LaurettaCWright 5th January 2018 - 10:04 pm

Have fun! And let me know if there were any surprises!

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adriana 5th January 2018 - 8:43 pm

These are such great ideas! It’s so important to talk to your little ones as much as possible!

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LaurettaCWright 5th January 2018 - 9:28 pm

Yes I agree – and asking questions and having conversations that you wouldn’t usually have with them is great fun too.

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Leigh Travers 5th January 2018 - 8:13 pm

Aww this is such a cute quiz! Kids come up with the best answers!

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LaurettaCWright 5th January 2018 - 8:34 pm

They most certainly do!

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Helen 5th January 2018 - 8:07 pm

This is so sweet, kids say the funniest things (and the most honest too!) I wonder how their answers will change over the years.
I’ll have to try this out on Ellie and see what answers she gives.

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LaurettaCWright 5th January 2018 - 8:35 pm

Great idea – I might try it with them again as it has been a couple of years now! 🙂

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Laura H 5th January 2018 - 12:49 pm

I love their answers for what they think you do as a job!!! “To write stories to convince people to go on holidays.” – gold!

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LaurettaCWright 5th January 2018 - 11:26 pm

Yes, it’s sweet isn’t it!

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REbecca 4th January 2018 - 5:04 pm

I love these sorts of quizzes! Asking my nearly 3 year old questions is quite a fun pastime, he’s just so funny!

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LaurettaCWright 5th January 2018 - 11:29 pm

3 is a great age – their imaginations are so creative at that age.

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Sarah Bailey 4th January 2018 - 2:40 pm

This is such a lovely thing to have done with your kids and what a memory to keep for later years as well. Wonder what they will think of there own answers.
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LaurettaCWright 4th January 2018 - 4:23 pm

I might try it again in a year or two and see how their answers change!

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Emily Leary 4th January 2018 - 12:20 pm

This is such a great idea. I can’t wait to try it out on mine!

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LaurettaCWright 4th January 2018 - 4:24 pm

Oooh let me know what they say! 🙂

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Lynne Harper 4th January 2018 - 9:53 am

I absolutely love this ❤️ I can’t wait to get my kids from school to see what they answer lol

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LaurettaCWright 5th January 2018 - 11:45 pm

Ah thanks Lynne – I wonder if they’ll surprise you!

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Rhian Westbury 4th January 2018 - 9:36 am

This is such a nice little quiz and it’s nice to know how much they realise you do for your blog! x

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LaurettaCWright 4th January 2018 - 4:24 pm

I’m trying to set a good example of course – work hard, see good results and all that! lol…

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Jenni 3rd January 2018 - 11:39 pm

I love this, their answers are so truthfully out of the mouths of children. Love that they think you are good at everything x

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LaurettaCWright 4th January 2018 - 7:36 am

Ah, so innocent in their beliefs eh?!

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Hannah 3rd January 2018 - 11:39 pm

This looks great. I wpuld love to try one of these

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Ana De- Jesus 3rd January 2018 - 11:11 pm

Haha some of these responses did make me laugh. Especially when Luis said about you looking at your phone. It is funny what answers kids give without prompts x

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LaurettaCWright 3rd January 2018 - 11:28 pm

It is – they’re very honest aren’t they?! Had to keep their first responses in of course, even though I would have edited some of them!

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Laura Dove 3rd January 2018 - 9:36 pm

Ahh I did this with my kids a while ago and the replies were so funny! I love that they say you will be famous for writing!

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LaurettaCWright 3rd January 2018 - 10:29 pm

I know…! Isn’t it sweet! Who knows…never say never!

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Yeah Lifestyle 3rd January 2018 - 6:55 pm

This sounds like a great quiz to give your kids to get a good insight into what they are thinking of you and the situation around them.

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LaurettaCWright 3rd January 2018 - 8:34 pm

I believe we all think we know what our children know or believe, but sometimes the reality is very different!

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Christy 3rd January 2018 - 4:58 pm

This is so cute! My son isn’t old enough yet but in a few years I’d love to hear his answers. I think it could be cool to do this at a few different life stages since mine is so young, and see how his answers change.

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LaurettaCWright 3rd January 2018 - 8:33 pm

Yes that would be interesting… you could secretly record him on film – or maybe ask him things about himself and see how his answers change. Now that would be interesting!

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Kara 3rd January 2018 - 3:18 pm

Definitely asking my kids these questions, although slightly dreading their answers

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LaurettaCWright 3rd January 2018 - 8:32 pm

It’s quite amusing seeing what they come up with!

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