At the start of this year I interviewed Ben, Chloe and Amy for my youtube channel with the intention of doing an updated version every year or so – I just think it’s a really lovely thing to look back on and see how their answers had changed. At the time I remember finding it quite hard to come up with a good balance of questions that they would all be able to answer but which were open ended enough to be interesting.
Over recent weeks Facebook has been awash with ask your child, partner, dog these questions and share your answers type memes. Of course asking kids a set of questions like this can be something of a lose canon and the results are often entertaining.
This evening I printed off a “20 questions to ask your kids” worksheet to do with my little team – I had fully planned to just ask the questions myself and record them on the sheet but the big two were keen to have a go independently so I wasn’t about to argue. I loved that the questions were worded as such that Amy was able to understand them and Chloe could even read them herself.
So, without further ado, here’s the results of our #ShepherdsTwenty with Amy (age 3), Chloe (age 5) and Ben (age 7):
What’s your favourite colour?
Ben: Light blue
Who is your best friend?
Amy: Gracie & Erin
Chloe: Violet H
What is your favourite TV programme?
Amy: Topsy & Tim and Bing
Chloe: Strictly Come Dancing
Ben: Strictly Come Dancing
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Amy: A farmer (and you can come to feed the animals)
Ben: I have not decided yet
What car do you want to have when you grow up?
Amy: A purple one
If you could go anywhere in the world on holiday, where would you go?
Amy: To the cinema
Do you want to get married one day?
How many children would you like to have?
What age are you when you become an adult?
What are you good at?
Amy: Being a farmer
Chloe: Dodge Ball
Ben: LEGO building and Dodge Ball
If you had a superpower what would it be?
Amy: A lock
Chloe: Make people happy when they are sad
Ben: To go into a room, click my fingers and it was tidy
If you had one wish, what would that be?
Amy: A crocodile or a ladybird
Chloe: Go to wherever I wanted to go
What do I do as a job?
Amy: Going on your computer
Ben: School teacher
What are you scared of?
Amy: Crocodiles and lions
What is your favourite song?
Amy: My Mysterious Uncle
Chloe: My Mysterious Uncle
Ben: My Mysterious Uncle
What is your favourite class at school?
Amy: Making a picture for you
Ben: ICT & Maths
What is something I always say to you?
Amy: I’ve got some words for you
Chloe: Where are your shoes?
Ben: Tidy up your room
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?
Amy: Being born
Chloe: Rollercoaster time
What makes you happy?
Chloe: Spending time with my Mum & Dad
Ben: Ben Brown and Mum & Dad
What makes you sad?
Amy: Daddy cos he shouts at me!
Chloe: Not wearing dresses
Ben: Being told off
I love that the big two have written down their own answers, I think it makes it even more of a “snapshot in time” and certainly something I plan to keep. Their answers made me smile – especially Amy’s response that “being born” was the hardest thing she’s ever done. I’d love to know how your kids get on with the interview – don’t forget to share your favourite answers on social media with the hashtag #ShepherdsTwenty*This post is in collaboration with Shepherds Friendly Society who offer a range of savings plans including a Junior Isa*