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An interview with my kids

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How well do you know your kids? More so, how well do your kids know you? I held an interview with my kids and some of the answers are surprising.

Why an interview with my kids?

Just as a bit of fun, I thought I’d ask my 3 kids fifteen questions. I was actually surprised at some of the answers. I genuinely thought they would answers them as a joke, just to pacify me. They answered them quite seriously with some element of thought.

The Interview process

I did want to call them into the room and carry out a proper interview, all in jest of course. Unfortunately the 2 oldest kids get inundated with school work and an interview time slot wasn’t suitable. So I took the easy root. I sent them both a text message. Maybe this was why they answered so intently as there was no face to face? The youngest, however answered them face to face.

The candidates

Let me introduce you to the candidates. They have no CV so I’ve created a character profile for each of them. (They’ve all signed a clause, so they cant sue me for defamation of character.)

Chloe in Guisbrough Woods

Chloe

  • The oldest of my 3 kids.
  • Typical Teenager
  • Mostly Stroppy
  • Highly Intelligent – lacks common sense
  • Academic interests: Economics & Business
Lilly In Guisborough woods

Lilly

  • The 2nd oldest of my 3 kids.
  • Stuck between a kid and a teenager
  • Stroppy
  • Lacks intelligence – has common sense
  • Academic interests: History
Alfie in Guisborough woods

Alfie

  • The youngest of my 3 kids.
  • Typical Boy
  • Falls over a lot
  • Learns quickly
  • Academic interests: Shapes and Dinosaurs

Interview questions and answers

So, here’s the questions I asked my kids, along with their answers. You can tell the contrast in age and mentality by their answers.

What do you like most about yourself right now?

Chloe: I’m not too sure
Lilly: I help out more in the house than anyone else
Alfie: My Hands

What do you think your future job will be?

Chloe: Hopefully a Forensic Accountant
Lilly: Work in a shop
Alfie: Work on a computer

What is the funniest thing you’ve ever done?

Chloe: I also don’t know
Lilly: Fall up the stairs
Alfie: I don’t know

How do you like to spend your time?

Chloe: I like to relax and probably watch things on YouTube
Lilly: Colour and Draw
Alfie: Playing with my cars

What do you think will be different about the world when you’re an adult?

Chloe: Many things, such as Technology and Healthcare advancements
Lilly: I wont have the same friends
Alfie: Cars will fly

What do you think your parents do all day?

Chloe: Mum works or sits and chills out. Dad does his thing on the laptop and sorts the house out.
Lilly: Clean and help us 3
Alfie: Sit Down

What’s the most important rule that you know of?

Chloe: Probably to be supportive and acceptive of people
Lilly: Not to say something bad about other people.
Alfie: No Shouting

What do you know how to do that you could teach me?

Chloe: Calculus and a front walkover
Lilly: I know about the Domesday Book
Alfie: I know all of the Dinosaur names

What makes you really annoyed?

Chloe: When people eat ridiculously loud
Lilly: When I fall out with someone
Alfie: Lilly

What makes you feel proud?

Chloe: My GCSE results
Lilly: When I can understand and complete school work
Alfie: I can write my own name

What makes you happy?


Chloe: I couldn’t really name them
Lilly: Family and Friends
Alfie: Going to the shops

Which of your nicknames do you like the most?

Chloe: Chlo, but only when mam says it, then I know she’s in a good mood
Lilly: Lills or Moo
Alfie: Just Alfie is fine

What’s the best thing that happened to you?

Chloe: Nothing specific, a lot of good things have happened
Lilly: Chloe and Alfie
Alfie: Being on an aeroplane

What do you do when you feel sad?

Chloe: Just sit in my room
Lilly: Go upstairs and cuddle someone
Alfie: Sit in my bedroom

What’s one question you’d like to ask me, it can be anything at all?

Chloe: Did you consider adopting me before I asked you to be my dad and would you have done it if I didn’t ask?
Lilly: What’s Grandma Sue’s Full Name?
Alfie: What’s your favourite colour?

End of interview

Some interesting answers there. This was purely just for fun, but I’m sure there’s someone out there that knows about child psychology that could probably decrypt my kids answers into something quite meaningful. However in Mrs F’s and My defence, we don’t just sit around doing nothing all day. Mrs F works in the child care sector all day every day and I do the stay at home dad chores. Fix stuff, cook, clean, school run etc.

For those of you who wish to know the answers to the last question:

In reply to Chloe: Such a deep question… Yes I did consider adopting you before you asked me to be your dad. It had to be your choice though. As you were at such a young age I needed to make sure you were comfortable with me as your ‘acting dad’.

In Reply to Lilly: Susan ******* ******

In Reply to Alfie: Blue. Maverick Blue to be precise.

If you had to interview your kids, what questions would you dare to ask them? Let me know in the comments below.

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  2. This is fab! I’d be interested to do something like this will my kids sometime. If I do, I’ll give you due credit for the idea of course. It’s always enlightening to hear what the kids think we do all day, you’d think after months of home learning they might have a clearer idea.

  3. This is so cute! I love that Lilly gave Alfie and Chloe as her answer for the best thing to happen to her! That is so adorable!

    Chloe came up with a great question for you. I wouldn’t dare ask my 13 year old what he thinks I do every day!!

    • Thanks Claire.
      They can be nice to each other now and again! ha ha. Chloe is a ‘thinker’ so I expected an in depth question.
      Its an interesting question. “what does mam/dad do all day”. Its the fairies that do all the washing, cleaning and ironing. Isnt it?

  4. Haha, I loved this. It made me smile in places. Kids are so cute at a younger age. As teenagers, well that’s another blog post on its own. You’d have to catch them in a v e r y good mood to get anything sensible out of them. Lol

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