Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Interview with my 11 and 14 year old

I have been re-reading some of my old blogs and remembering why I do this. On the 1st February 2010, I did an interview with my 3 and 7 year old, Follow the link to see that post.

I thought I would try the same thing again, because their answers were brilliant and showed me a moment in time.

Here they are being all 11 and 14 (Well Lola was 10 in this photo, but you know what I mean)
Some of the questions have slightly changed as things move on.
As before Lola's answers are in orange and Heather's are in green

How old are you?

11 
14

How old is Mummy?

49, 50 in October 
49

How old is Nana?

I'm just going to say 21 - Nana is famously sensitive about her age, I think I may have reared a diplomat.
71

Who is in charge of the country?

The Queen
The Prime Minister, Theresa May

Who is the Queen?

Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II

Who is Donald Trump?

President of the United States of America

President of the United States of America

What is your favourite food?

Rice, gravy & peas - Excellent all the food groups *head slap*
Cake, Mummy's raspberry and cream Victoria Sponge - Lovely, but also not the most nutritious of options. Oh hum.

What's your favourite song?

Little do you know (she doesn't know who by, but I've googled it and it's Alex and Sierra, you can listen to it here) and Look what you made me do by Taylor Swift - So it appears my 11 year old has quite adult musical tastes, who knew...not me, until now.
Hell Nos and Headphones by Hailee Steinfeld - You can listen to that one here again, definitely not standard pop.

Where do carrot's come from?

The ground
The ground

Where do banana's come from?

Trees
Trees - well that's a relief they know the basics about fruit and veg
 
How does a car work?

With petrol giving it power to run
An engine

What do you like doing at school?

Maths - I mean who actually really likes maths? Lola, apparently.
Art

What does Mummy do whilst you are at school?

Works, watches the news and sleeps - That is frighteningly accurate....
Works and cleans - Hmmm lovely that she thinks we have a clean house, I don't spend much time cleaning it is one of my least favourite things ever.

Where do babies come from?

Mummy's tummy
Sperm and an egg

Where does poo come from?

Your bum
Your bum - I had a better answer from this one when she was 7, darnation, she is unlearning stuff.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I just want to dance or do something relating to dance
Something creative in fashion

If you have children, what names will they have?

Daisy and Dan - Still prefer 3 year old Lola's answers to this.
Luke and Frankie (Francesca)

What makes you happy?

Yellow - random?
Family and friends - Yay, I made it into the what makes you happy category this time, she could have been more specific... but you know, you have to take it where you can find it.



So what have I learnt about my kids this time around?
Their answers are more mature and don't make me what to giggle as much. Lola is a bit of an anomoly, she loves dancing and maths, not two things I naturally put together, this isn't a surprise but it is strange to see it in black and white. Heather is bright, intelligent and is beginning to understand how the world all fits together and influences her. At one point during this, Heather asked me to wait as she wanted to think of a 'clever answer' but I was in a rush and wouldn't let her, so you only saw her immediate reactions.

I think it would be interesting to do this again when they are in their 20's, I think, by then I could take the carrot, banana and poo questions out, and made add some more probing future life questions... Or maybe I do another interview with new questions now... Hmmm lots to ponder, I am sure you will find out what I decide.




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