‘Mummy’ – my kids’ perspective

To finish up this week on raising kids, I thought I might get my kids to complete that Facebook survey that’s been doing the rounds over the last week or so. Here are my kids’ answers, word for word:

Child No1, aged 10

  1. What is something Mummy always says to you? I love you.
  2. What makes Mummy happy? ‘Mummy and me’ time.
  3. What makes Mummy sad? When she has to yell at me.
  4. How does Mummy make you laugh? By doing funny things and tickling me.
  5. What was Mummy like as a child? I don’t know.
  6. How old is Mummy? 41.
  7. How tall is Mummy? 1 metre
  8. What is Mummy’s favourite thing to do? Tickle kids and have hugs.
  9. What does Mummy do when you’re not here? Play with toys.
  10. If Mummy becomes famous, what will it be for? I don’t know.
  11. What is Mummy really good at? Singing.
  12. What is Mummy not very good at? High jump.
  13. What is Mummy’s job? Music teacher.
  14. What makes you proud of Mummy? How much money she earns.
  15. What is Mummy’s favourite food? Apple crumble.
  16. What do you and Mummy do together? Play.
  17. How are you and Mummy the same? Music talent.
  18. If your Mummy was a cartoon character, who would she be? The Mayor on My Little Pony
  19. How are you and Mummy different? She has short hair.
  20. How do you know Mummy loves you? Because she gives me a bed to sleep in and a room and a house and a family and a big property and pets and vitamins that I hate, when I’m sick.
  21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy? That he’s her husband.
  22. Where is Mummy’s favourite place to go? Out.
  23. How old was Mummy when she had you? I don’t want to do Maths.

Child No2, aged 7

  1. What is something Mummy always says to you? I love you.
  2. What makes Mummy happy? Me.
  3. What makes Mummy sad? When I do the wrong thing.
  4. How does Mummy make you laugh? By tickling me.
  5. What was Mummy like as a child? She read books all the time.
  6. How old is Mummy? 41.
  7. How tall is Mummy? Not so tall.
  8. What is Mummy’s favourite thing to do? Play with her kids.
  9. What does Mummy do when you’re not here? Work.
  10. If Mummy becomes famous, what will it be for? Being smart.
  11. What is Mummy really good at? Tickling.
  12. What is Mummy not very good at? Watching TV.
  13. What is Mummy’s job? Teaching.
  14. What makes you proud of Mummy? {What does that mean?} That she’ a good Mum.
  15. What is Mummy’s favourite food? ice-cream
  16. What do you and Mummy do together? Tickle eachother.
  17. How are you and Mummy the same? We’re both middle children.
  18. If your Mummy was a cartoon character, who would she be? One of the old ladies in ‘Puss in Boots’.
  19. How are you and Mummy different? Age.
  20. How do you know Mummy loves you? Because if I didn’t have Mummy, things wouldn’t go very well.
  21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy? Something.
  22. Where is Mummy’s favourite place to go? Library.
  23. How old was Mummy when she had you? I don’t know.

Child No3, aged 6

  1. What is something Mummy always says to you? You can play on the playstation after you eat your food.
  2. What makes Mummy happy? Doing the right thing.
  3. What makes Mummy sad? When I cry.
  4. How does Mummy make you laugh? When I say something different.
  5. What was Mummy like as a child? She used to work.
  6. How old is Mummy? I forgot.
  7. How tall is Mummy? About this high – my arm almost reaches!
  8. What is Mummy’s favourite thing to do? Listen to me.
  9. What does Mummy do when you’re not here? She goes to school.
  10. If Mummy becomes famous, what will it be for? I don’t understand.
  11. What is Mummy really good at? Making the fire [in the fireplace] and dinner.
  12. What is Mummy not very good at? Playing on the Wii. She keeps on coming last.
  13. What is Mummy’s job? Teaching.
  14. What makes you proud of Mummy? Nothing.
  15. What is Mummy’s favourite food? Ice-blocks or ice-cream
  16. What do you and Mummy do together? I help Mummy to make the fire.
  17. How are you and Mummy the same? When I grow up.
  18. If your Mummy was a cartoon character, who would she be? I don’t know.
  19. How are you and Mummy different? Mummy has a lot of spots and I’m a lot smaller.
  20. How do you know Mummy loves you? When she says ‘I love you’.
  21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy? I don’t know.
  22. Where is Mummy’s favourite place to go? To the park.
  23. How old was Mummy when she had you? Umm…maybe… 39 years old?

So there you have it! I guess I tell my kids that I love them enough – but maybe they don’t hear me say it to Hubby? And if I want my kids to spontaneously buy me a packet of Raffaello from time to time, I guess I’m going to need to tell then that it’s my all-time favourite food, aren’t I?!

Have a great day, dear reader!

— KRidwyn