Awhile ago, I came across the idea to interview my children. While I spend every day with my girls, I thought this would be a good way to learn more about my older daughter’s perspective, as well as to document what she is thinking about at this age. She is now four and a half, so her answers were mostly straight forward. I wish I had done this sooner. I imagine the responses at ages two and three are more surprising! I will definitely do this with my second daughter at a younger age. I told my daughter that I was going to pretend to be a journalist—and explained to her what a journalist was—and that I was going to ask her some questions to learn what she was thinking about. Read on for our interview!

What is your favorite thing about being a big sister?

Sharing stuff with Baby.

What do you like to share with her?

My xylophone. (They were fighting over it earlier in the day.)

What is Daddy’s job?

Hmm…uh…doing your blog. (Not exactly!)

What is your favorite thing to do?

Go outside.

What are your favorite things to do outside?

Blowing bubbles and playing with the light saber. (Note the Yoda sticker in the collage above.)

What is mommy’s job?

Um…your blog? Um…hmm…taking care of us?

What do you want to be when you grow up? 

I want to be a worker, just like Dada. Or working around in the mountains and looking up at the beautiful sky.

What are your jobs around the house?

Cleaning up…painting Easter eggs.

How do you help the family?

Giving water to Baby and you and Dada and me.

Why do we make art?

Because that’s what we do.

What is your favorite thing about being part of our family?

Playing with everyone. My sister giving kisses to me.

What is your favorite food?

Strawberries.

What are some of your talents?

Making pictures, painting, protecting the baby, helping you with laundry, and doing ballet. (Ballet demonstration followed.)

What is your favorite book?

Merry Christmas, Maisy. (Not a surprise.)

What is your favorite thing to play?

Hide-and-seek with Baby.

What is your favorite art supply?

Hand painting.

What are Baby’s talents?

Coloring. Well, I love her and she loves me.

What are Mommy and Daddy’s talents?

Well, your talent is drawing pictures and Dada’s is working and making pancakes.

What is your favorite movie?

Shaun the Sheep (The Movie. This movie is so funny. I highly recommend it to those with and without children!)

Have you ever interviewed your children in this way? What other questions should I ask my children?

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Kate
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This made me so happy! I can’t wait to do this with my kids. What a treat to see a little one’s perspective encapsulated this way.

Meghan
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What a great idea! I’m totally going to do this with Elijah :-)

Laurie
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I have a video interview with my children sitting outside on a dog house! I should get it out and watch it!

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