I lifted this tag from here, because it was just too cute.
Below is a list of questions you pose to your child. Mine is 7+ and knows already how to answer to please her mother.
All the same I decide to do it.
Umm: O, will you answer some questions?
Umm: For fun. Just like that. Ok?
O: Ok, now?
Umm: While you are having dinner, we will do this…
Here goes the dialogue…
What is something I always say to you?
Don’t talk while eating
What makes me happy?
Me being good. Studying well. Listening to you
What makes me sad?
When I don’t listen to you
**”Why are you typing all this. Tell me why?” Just. “Just why?” You want to answer or not? “Yes.”**
How do I make you laugh?
When you do funny things”
Tickling me or telling a joke.
What do you think I was like as a child?
Listen to ammamma, never fight with your sisters, your sisters took care of you, and you helped ammamma
**None of which is TRUE, but I am not telling her that**
How old am I?
How tall am I?
I don’t know
What is my favourite thing to do?
What do I do when you’re not around?
You read and sleep
**more of the latter**
If I become famous, what will it be for?
Sing well, draw well
**Those are her dreams, not mine. Talk about filial pressure**
What am I really good at?
Taking care of me, appa and baby
**The girl sure does know how to flatter; survivor is all i say.**
What am I not really good at?
**Oh how do I ensure that this continues thru’ her teens?**
What is my job?
To make magazines and you are a journalist
What is my favourite food?
What makes you proud of me?
Because you make me laugh and play with me. And you cook well.
**She is appreciative of everything I cook. Be it Maggi or boiled eggs**
What makes me proud of you?
Reading well and taking care of the baby
What do you and I do together?
We play Scrabble sometimes, we joke, we read together
How are we the same?
We both are girls. You wear earrings and I wear earrings. Always.
How are you and I different?
I am not a grown up. You are. I don’t have short hair, you have. I don’t wear lipstick, you do. You wear glasses, I don’t.
How do you know that I love you?
You cook, play, joke…
**Now she is just making me feel guilty about not cooking**
What is one thing you wish you could change about me?
What do you wish you could go and do with me?
Fun city, Jungle Zone, and Café Ceramique.
**CC is my favourite too**
**Reading along as I write, and jumping on the smiley. “How did you get the smiley? Why are you writing this? What does it mean? Who asked you to write this? What? When? Why?…”**
Gets upset that i am writing these too, so i score it out.
Boy, am I glad this is not a tag on the child asking you questions.
Maybe I should try it with N. I won’t get answers, but won’t be bombarded with questions either.
JUST IN CASE YOU COULDN’T MAKE OUT, I AM FLOATING A BIT AFTER THE ANSWERS. EVEN THOUGH IT MAY HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT OF FEAR MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.