I saw these "10 Questions to Ask Your Kids" on fellow blogger Kortni's Blog and I knew I wanted to try it with my kids. I truly wrote exactly what they said and I can't say I was exactly shocked by the answers. Just FYI I did all these questions separately so each person couldn't hear the others' answers. I think it's funny how some are very similar.
1. Tell me the five best things about you.
Nicholas: I like sports, I have a good mommy and daddy, I have good friends, I'm smart, I'm handsome Ella: I'm smart, I'm nice, I'm pretty, I'm good at writing, I read good Jack: I like sports, I'm good at hockey, I'm good at soccer, I'm smart, I'm handsome
I'm glad my kids all find themselves smart and good looking. Not lacking in the confidence department.
2. What is the happiest memory you remember?
Nicholas: Spending time with all my family in Pennsylvania Ella: Spending time with my family Jack: Going to Great Wolf Lodge
It made me a little teary that Nicholas and Ella chose spending time with their family as their happiest memories. I guess it is just the simple things (except for Jack). 3. Why do you like being a kid?
Nicholas: I can play more sports than adults can
Ella: I get to play
Jack: Because you get to play
4. What is your favorite thing to do in the Summer?
Nicholas: Going on the boat
Ella: Go on vacation
Jack: Play outside
I vote for all 3 5. Name 2 things we did as a family this summer
Nicholas: Went to Pittsburgh, road a 4-wheeler
Ella: Went on vacation, eat together
Jack: Went to Pittsburgh, bought a hockey stick
I read this question wrong to the kids. It was supposed to say 2 things you WANT to do this summer. Nevertheless, these are 2 things we have done. Apparently we eat a lot as that sticks out in Ella's mind.
6. What is the nicest thing you have ever done for someone?
Nicholas: Let someone go before me when I really wanted to go first
Ella: Took a friend to the nurse
Jack: Put my mama's shoes away
Oh Jack, that is nice! 7. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
Nicholas: Mommy and MiMi make all my birthday cakes
Ella: When I'm reading and [mommy] helps me with the words
Jack: Mommy and Daddy let me go skating
8. What do you love most about your siblings?
Nicholas: That they're funny and loving and caring
Ella: They play with me
Jack: Ella since she lets me play with her and Nicholas he hugs me and kisses me
Warm and fuzzy all the time I tell ya! 9. What is Mom's favorite thing to do?
Jack: Take a nap
I just thank God none of them said being on the computer!!!! 10. If we could spend the day doing anything you wanted, what would we do?
Nicholas: Play a family hockey game on ice
Ella: Go to Chuck E Cheese
Jack: Go golfing
I think all of those can be arranged. The hockey game may not be on the ice though.
This was a fun thing to do with my kids. It opened up some good conversations with my kids. I love to see how their little minds work. Try it with your kiddos!