Having received quite a few sets of these answers, some parents have chosen to omit certain questions in order to keep the responses within safe boundaries; and others have run with every single one of them and each and every contribution has been so gratefully received.
If you’d like to contribute, please feel free to play around with the format and customise it to suit your own family and forward your answers to me.
Finally, for those who are interested in these things, the questions were first created and asked by a divorced mother of two who was subsequently published in the Huffington Post. Here she shares her reflections on the exercise..
“Their responses brought such a smile to my face and really touched me. After we finished, I had one of those “light bulb” parenting moments… It was a great way to see how they view me and the world and on a more serious note, I learned a few things from our conversation.”
Here’s our first set of answers.
1. What is something I always say to you?
I love you
2. What colour are my eyes?
Blue (they are brown!)
3. What makes me happy?
4. What makes me sad?
5. What is my hair like?
6. How do I make you laugh?
7. What do you think I was like as a child?
Just like me
8. How old am I?
9. How tall am I?
As tall as a tower
10.What is my favourite thing to do?
Spending time with me and drinking coffee
11. What do I do when you’re not around?
Drink coffee all day
12. What am I really good at?
13. What is something I’m not good at?
You can’t build Lego
14. What do I do for a job?
Tidy up…..oh and look after me…Oh yes mummy! sometimes you sit on an adoption panel and make forever families just like ours!
15. What is my favorite food?
16. What do you enjoy doing with me?
Playing and face timing daddy when he’s at work.