Monday, 9 January 2012

Interview With A Kindergartener

As I was sitting in front of my computer trying to muster up some inspiration for today's blog post,  I remembered something I had read a while back in which a Mom asked her child a series of questions and posted the interview on her blog.

I can't remember what the blog name was and I tried to find it again but came up empty-handed. Anyways, I thought it was a super cute idea and I decided to give it a shot. Kids come up with the craziest things so I thought it would be fun to interview Coder for today's post. The questions and responses that are in bold are me asking questions and commenting on his answers. The responses in normal text are his answers word for word, I did not change them at all. I think it is totally cute and I am thinking of interviewing him again each year with the same questions. I think it would be neat to see how his answers change as he gets older. Here is what Coder, who is five years old, had to say:

1) What is your happiest memory?
Going at the fair. 

On the Roller Coaster with Daddy!!
(He means Crystal Palace, which we just went to yesterday. I guess his memory doesn't reach too far in the past).
2) What do you like most about being a kid?

Cuz I get to have fun with my mom and dad and I get to play and stuff like that.

3) One word to describe you would be _______.

4) If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?
A moose because I like them.
(LOL, Alrighty then, a moose it is!)

5) Whats your least favourite animal?
(What did a frog ever do to you?)

6) What do you like to do for fun?
Jump on the trampoline and swing.
(He hasn't jumped on the trampoline since the summer because we put it away for the winter but I guess he liked it more than I thought!)

7) Tell me something funny.
Imagine everything was made out of biscuits. 
(Haha, what the hell?!)

8) What is your favourite thing to do? Why? 
Ride my bike because I like to do tricks and stunts. 
(This is definitely true, he LOVES riding his bike. He has been riding with no training wheels since he was three. He is quite the daredevil and loves trying to do stunts. We even put trick pegs on his bike for him. You can see him in action by clicking HERE.)

My little stunt man:)

9) What is your favourite thing to do at school?
Do art class.

10) What is your least favourite thing about school?
When I have to be quiet and read books.
(*Sigh* Kindergarten ain't easy...)

11) What do you love most about your sister?
That she does funny things and that I get to play with her and chase her.

12) What do you want to be when you grow up?
Dirt bike rider.
(This is his answer every single time he is asked this question. At least the kid has goals.)

13) What is your favourite thing to do in the summer?
Go to the beach.
(Me too!)

The beach is my favorite too!!

14) What is the grossest thing you can think of?
A dead earwig.
(LOL, What the actual f*ck!?!? From the mind of a child)

15) How old is your Mom?
(Pretty darn close!! I am actually 24. At least he guessed under and not older!)

16) What is your favourite colour?
(Also his answer every time he is asked his favourite colour or anytime you tell him to pick a colour/flavor)

17) What is your favourite food?
Grapes and strawberries. And tacos.
(He does love strawberries...Grapes..not so much but he does like them. Who doesn't love tacos?!)

How can you not like these guys?
18) What is your favourite TV show?
Toopy and Binou
(Toopy is pretty funny...Not even gonna lie.)

19) What do you like most about mommy?
Because you cook my favourite food.
(Yes. Yes, I do.)

20) What is your favourite thing about daddy?
Because I get to play with him and work with him and he teaches me grown up things that he does.
(Awww. Such a Dad's boy)

21) What super power do you wish you had?
Be super strong and see through walls.

22) Whats your favourite song?
Little guy 
(*Heart melts* It is a song by Gord Bamford, about his son,that him and Daddy listen too together)

23) Whats your favourite toy?
My little Lego's and my dump truck.
(If I step on one more Lego in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom...They freakin kill)

He does have a crap load of Lego...As you can see here!

24) Where is your favourite place to go?
The dollar store to get a toy. I am going there later.
(Oh, are you now? And who is paying?)

25) What are you scared off?
When icicles hang from my window I am scared because I think they are scary teeth. And lions and tigers.  
(I am pretty sure he threw lions and tigers in there when he noticed I was looking at him like he was nuts...Which he is! But aren't we all..)

26) How does your mom make you laugh?
When you tickle me.

27) What do you think your mom does when you’re not around?
(Smart kid!)

28) What is your mom really good at?
Drawing and painting things that are hard.
(At least he thinks I'm good at something..)

29) What is your mom not very good at?
Driving a car.
(Again...Smart kid!)

30) What is your dad really good at?
Taking care of me.
(I'm pretty sure Mommy does most of that but I'll let you get away with that answer because it's cute.)

31) What is your mom not very good at?
Lifting super heavy things
(LOL, Don't tell Daddy that, you will deflate his ego)

32) What colour are your eyes?
*Runs to the bathroom mirror* Green
(Actually, they're blue. Apparently my child is colour blind...)

33) How do you know your mom loves you?
Cuz you kiss me and hug me.

34) What do you and your mom do together?
Do crafts

He loves crafting with Mommy!

35) When is the last time you got in trouble?
When I pushed my sister today.
(Little shit...)

36) What do you like to do with sissy?
I like to pick her up
(This usually ends in him dropping her and tears...From her hitting the floor. And me screaming)

37) What do you like to do with daddy?
Go for drives far away

38) What is your favourite game to play?
Mario, with Tyson.
(He means Mario Cart on Nintendo DSI)

39) Who is your best friend?
(His older cousin. The Hubby's sister's son, who is 10...I think)

Coder and Tyson, his BFF & partner in crime!
40) What is your teachers name?

41) What grade are you in?
Grade four
(Errr..No. You are in Kindergarten, but good guess)

42) Whats is your favourite number?
One hundred and two thousand, together.
(For some reason this is his go-to number when asked anything involving numbers. The time, his age, how many toes does he have? One hundred and two thousand it is!)

43) Tell me a joke.

Your a nana (banana) face.

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Banana Peel
Banana Peel, Who?
Banana Peel, Apple Peel *Bursts out laughing*
(AHAHAH. Now that's a knee slapper. Comedic gold!)

44) Tell me something you learnt at school?
How to stand in a line.
(At least they're learning something!)

45) What's your favourite holiday?
(I wonder why? Could it have something to do with the shitload of presents?)

Could this be why Christmas is his fave holiday?

After I finished the Q & A, Coder decided that he wanted to interview Mommy. I limited him to five questions to narrow the chances of a potentially awkward question. This is what he came up with:

Coder Interviews Mommy: (Coder in BOLD, Mommy in plain text)

1) Why did you leave up the Christmas tree for a long time?
Because it looks pretty and I always leave it up until New Year's Day.

2) Can you lift up super heavy things?

3) Can you drive a car?
 Yes, but not very well. Plus, I have no drivers license. (I know, I know...I'm working on it...)

4) Why are you on the computer so much?
Because I like it. I like to work on my blog and find fun ideas. (Shit! Don't show Daddy this, he already bitches that I am on it too much...But I am really NOT. Well, not THAT much. Plus, I do all the hard work so I deserve a few hours minutes on the computer a day.)

What is your favourite food?

Cap'n crunch cereal and Smarties McFlurry's from McDonald's (That counts as "food", right?).

So there you have it! Straight from the mind of a five year old. It was a really fun little project and I would love to see some other Mommy/Child interviews. They are just so darn fun! I came across a cute idea to incorporate these interview ideas into a keepsake craft but I can't for the life of me find the link or remember which blog I saw it on. Basically, you type of ten questions (or however many you can fit ) and get your child to write the answers in, or do it yourself if they are too small, then you frame it beside a picture of them with their name at the top. It is kinda hard to explain, I will try my best to find the link, but the one she made was adorable and would be a great gift for a parent or grandparent. If anyone knows the project I am referring to please share the link in the comments!!

*** Thanks to Kara for letting me know that the framed version of this project I was referring to can be found on the craft blog Oopsey Daisy! You can check it out HERE! Thanks again!***


  1. Super cute idea! Love the answers! No kidding about stepping on a Lego in the middle of the night. Hurts like **ll. Thanks for visiting my blog, Cleaning up the Clutter!

  2. So cute, and such a great way to remember their little personalities. They grow up so darn fast! My friend Alison at Oopsey Daisy actually shared a framed interview idea. You can find it here:

  3. What a lovely idea for a blog post. I did this a few years ago with my daughter - i think it would be fun to resurrect it and ask her the same questions now.

    Found you on the Bloggy Moms January blog hop. Lovely photos, too.


  4. Hi Jenn!

    Thanks SO much for linking up!
    You have a Very inspiring story!! What a blessings!
    Following you Back :)

  5. What a cute idea. I'll have to do this with my girls someday. Thank you so much for commenting on my sweater refashion and following DIY Home Sweet Home. I'm following you back.

  6. That is way too cute! Thanks for visiting and linking up to The Sunday Showcase

  7. I love this! When my son was little he did this (we still have it) My husband is a financial analyst for waste know...the garbage company? When he was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up he said a garbage man like his daddy...and drew a pic of my hubby driving a truck! We were like...wth??? Sooo funny! Great age! Love your blog. Found you on blog hop. your newest follower-Kim Stop on by if you get a chance :)


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