Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Photo Confessional -- Q&A With My Kids


A friend of mine posted a series of questions online the other day and gave the instructions to ask my/your kids the same questions, without any prompting, to see how they think.

At first, I was just going to ask my little mister, who is all of 6, but thought it would be unique to ask all three of my kids ages 6, 16 and 21 (GASP!). The result was laughter, quality time spent with my guys talking all about ME and each of them telling me they had fun while doing it.

I must preface this by stating I don't run a household where I mask who I am around my kids...fuck words and all.

1- What is something I always say to you?

  6 | You're my favorite love!
16 | Get off your phone!
21 | Why are your eyes always red?...then switched it to...Stop messing with your brother!

2- What makes me happy?

  6 | Hugs and kisses from me.
16 | Baking.
21 | Hugs and when I say I love you.

3- What makes me sad?

  6 | When I get mad at you.
16 | When me and my brothers aren't with you.
21 | What did my brothers say? Damn, from funny to serious...shit! ...When I wasn't doing good in school or not even going.

4- How do I make you laugh?

  6 | When we're playing Monopoly Deal and you get the birthday card and you throw it in the middle and yell...It's my birthday bitch!
16 | When we text each other those stupid, funny memes.
21 | When I call you on Friday or Saturday night while you're drinking your wine. It's funny as hell!

5- What was I like as a kid?

  6 | Shy.
16 | A delinquent.
21 | A troublemaker. I had to have learned it from someone!


6- How old am I?

  6 | 78. Is that true?
16 | 38.
21 | 37.

7- How tall am I?

  6 | ...counting something in his head while scanning me from head to toe...46 inches!
16 | 5'3"
21 | 5'5"



8- What's my favorite thing to do?

  6 | Play with me. Talk to me. Lay in bed with me.
16 | Bake, watch weird shows on Netflix, read, write, cook.
21 | Watch your shows on Netflix.



9- What do I do when you're not around?

  6 | Read and write.
16 | Watch weird shows on Netflix, read and write.
21 | How am I supposed to know if I'm not there? Probably read.

10- What am I really good at?

  6 | Writing poems. I liked listening to the poem you read on the radio that time.
16 | Writing, cooking, your job.
21 | A lot of things....putting something new on the table every night. Damn good food.

11- What am I not good at?


  6 | The Trouble game.
16 | Throwing balls and Frisbee. I'm sorry but you suck.
21 | Directions. I can't believe how lost we got on that hike in the mountains that time!

12- What do I do for a job?

  6 | Math. All day, math.
16 | Something with numbers.
21 | Sit at a computer and do a lot of shit with numbers. A paper pusher. Scratch all that, you're what we call in the army a desk jockey.


13- What's my favorite food?

  6 | Chinese.
16 | Chinese. And pasta, yo!
21 | Pork roll or pasta.

14- What do you like doing with me?

  6 | Board games and swimming.
16 | Watch weird shows on Netflix and play Monopoly Deal...then I told him what his brother said about the birthday card and he laughed louder than I heard him laugh in a long time.
21 | When we used to drive to and from places and we would talk and listen to music.

This was a super fun exercise in finding love and humor in the little things. I hope you do it too and come back to share the results.



6 comments:

  1. omg...loved this! you did good kid, those boys seen fantastic!

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    1. They're pretty amazing. Except when they're fighting, which is mostly.

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  2. Our version... Lol

    1- What is something I always say to you?

    Lo: You're welcome! (This gets said loudly when a Thank You should have been given but was not. Lol)

    2- What makes me happy?

    Lo: Me

    3- What makes me sad?

    Lo: News

    4- How do I make you laugh?

    Lo: Tickle me.

    5- What was I like as a kid?

    Lo: I don't know.

    6- How old am I?

    Lo: 38

    7- How tall am I?

    Lo: 5'6"

    8- What's my favorite thing to do?

    Lo: Puzzles

    9- What do I do when you're not around?

    Lo: Work

    10- What am I really good at?

    Lo: Coloring

    11- What am I not good at?

    Lo: First Person Shooter Video Games

    12- What do I do for a job?

    Lo: Customer Service

    13- What's my favorite food?

    Lo: Pizza

    14- What do you like doing with me?

    Lo: Coloring

    He is 12 and is very much in the moment. Asking these same questions last month or next month would bring different answers I'm sure. lol

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    1. OMG I LOVE THIS! Yep....some days the answers are so detailed you're like SHUT UP and others they won't even talk to you. Kids.

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