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I recently saw an image on Pinterest that had 21 Questions To Ask Your Kids. I love the idea of getting an honest insight into the minds of our children, so I asked Ethan and Connor the questions about Daddy. These are their unedited answers. They laughed all the way through it:
1. What is something that Daddy always says to you?
He always calls us “Cheeky Monkeys”
2. What makes Daddy happy?
When we play nicely together!
3. What makes Daddy sad?
Oooh, when Everton lose and when we play on our computer games too much
4. How does Daddy make you laugh?
By tickling us – he’s the Tickle Monster and just by being Daddy makes us laugh
5. What was Daddy like as a child?
Probably very cheeky and very funny
6. How old is Daddy?
21….no wait 180….no he’s actually 38
7. How tall is Daddy?
2 ft… I think he’s 1 metre 65, 1 metre 47… we don’t know! (He’s 6ft)
8. What is Daddy’s favourite thing to do?
Playing with us and playing on his phone (ahem!)
9. What does Daddy do when you are not around?
He does work on his computer so he can play with us more when we are here
10. If Daddy became famous, what would it be for?
Amusing people with his singing and dancing. I think he would be good at being a comedian
11. What is Daddy really good at?
Being a Daddy. Making us laugh. He’s really good at sport
12. What is Daddy not good at?
Too many to choose from! … sometimes when we ask him things he doesn’t listen. He’s not the best at cooking the meals but he’s good at doing the BBQs
13. What does Daddy do for his job?
He’s a PE teacher
14. What’s Daddy’s favourite food?
BBQs and he really likes your homemade Lasagna
15. What makes Daddy proud?
Connor – When I do as I’m told. Ethan – I think he’s proud of me for my cricket
16. If Daddy was a cartoon character, who would it be?
Definitely the funniest one… SpongeBob, no Patrick!
17. What do you and Daddy do together?
Play sports outside
18. How are you and Daddy the same?
Connor- We both have blue eyes Ethan – We both like sport
19. How are you and Daddy different?
Connor – He’s not as strong as me! Ethan – We have different eye colour
20. How do you know Daddy loves you?
When he says “I love you to the moon and back” and that he loves us 11 out of 10
21. Where is Daddy’s favourite place to go?
The Giraffe Restaurant is his favourite place to eat. He likes going for picnics. And Goodison Park Stadium where Everton play.
I like the idea of doing something like this yearly, to see how their answers change.
Feel free to use the questions to interview your children. It’s so lovely to have a chance to get inside their minds. I never knew that they found their Daddy so funny!
That sounds like a recipe, I hear you say!
That looks like some ingredients, I hear you say!
A baking post? I hear you say!
Ok, ok, it’s not often, granted, but one rainy afternoon after preschool last week we had a go at some baking.
This cake is more of a loaf cake, more dense than a sponge cake.
We love Malt Loaf in our house. The Weetabix loaf reminded me a little of this, just not as chewy!
It’s a perfect recipe for little ones to help with. Harley loved crushing up the Weetabix and mixing all the ingredients together. It’s great for using up all of the left over Weetabix at the bottom of the cereal box.
It’s an easy peasy recipe with not many steps (hence why I managed it!)
Add all of the dried ingredients into a large bowl.
Pour in the milk and egg and mix well.
Pour the mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin.
Bake at 130oC for around 75 minutes, until it is firm to touch, golden brown and a skewer or knife comes out clean.
Once cooked, turn out of the tin onto a wire rack and remove the greaseproof paper. Leave to cool.
Cut into slices. Enjoy.
Always tell the truth.
A very important life lesson that I want my children to grow up, standing by.
So why is that when we become parents, that motto that we teach our children, seems a teeny bit hypocritical, well, for me anyway?!
But purely only for my child’s own good or indeed, perhaps, for my own sanity!
MY TEENY TINY MUMMY SECRETS
1. I secretly eat chocolate behind the cupboard door and then give you a banana.
2. When I count to 5, I don’t really know what I’m going to do if you make me get there.
3. We lie to your face to make you eat things. You won’t instantly run faster, if you eat your chicken; yes I’ve hidden veg in the Bolognaise and no, water hasn’t got magic superman powers the minute you drink it.
4. Sometimes I skip through your bedtime story to get to the end quicker, if we have had it for the 1000th time.
5. It’s not blackcurrant in my glass.
6. If it’s been a long day, yes it really is 7pm already and most definitely not only 6.15pm.
7. When the ice cream van plays music, it’s not because it’s sold out of ice cream.
8. If you’re eating Beans on Toast it’s because I can’t be bothered to cook.
9. The local soft play isn’t really shut.
10. The nurse is not really putting brave soldiers in your arm to keep you strong, when you have your jabs.
11. I haven’t really got eyes in the back of my head and I can’t really see everything.
12. When I say ‘be good at preschool through the week and you’ll get 2 days off’, you will get those 2 days, anyway. It’s called the weekend.
I know that when you are old enough to read and tell the time, my little white lies will be void but until then, please excuse Mummy’s little fibs. They are all for your own good, or mine!!
Do you have any little fibs that you tell your children??
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