Last year I was really impressed with N’s willingness to do one of the ‘interview with’. He even agreed to do it on camera. And for the first time I got more out of him than previously. So I had high hopes that turning 6 years old would provide even more insight into my son.
But no. Although he did agree prior to his birthday that we could do an interview, he then refused to do a video. And we were back to the ‘don’t knows’ and ‘can’t remembers’. Hmmm, I wonder if I could try again and try some bribery this time.
Anyway, here’s the limited insight into the way my 6 year old thinks.
1, What’s your favourite colour?
Blue, you know that’s my favourite. It’s always blue.
2, What’s your favourite toy?
Mum, I don’t know. Nothing. I don’t have any favourite toys
3, What’s your favourite food?
Food? Actually I don’t know.
Prompt – any first courses, any puddings?
Favourite pudding is fruit cake, lots of fruit cake. What’s a main course?
4, What’s your favourite tv show?
It is…I don’t know actually. I have loads
5, Where do we live?
Outside of S……. (our village)
6, What does Mummy do?
I can’t remember. (that just goes to show how much he takes in of our bedtime conversations. I expected him to say that I have lots of meetings, lots of emails and write a lot. Or that I took lots of photos all the time).
7, What does Daddy do?
8, Who’s your best friend?
Everyone (snort! I can’t think of anyone less likely to say they’re friends with everyone given how much he moans about other children). Ok, R.. (his cousin)
9, What do you want to be when you grow up?
10, What’s your favourite thing to do with Mummy?
I don’t know. Actually, watch films
11, What’s your favourite thing to do with Daddy?
Going to the pub. (N loves our local pub. It helps that they go there for shoot dinners, and when we go as a family, he and his cousin get looked after really well by the landlady who loves them so much.
12, If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
To the pub. Or to Auntie J’s. Yes definitely Auntie J’s.
13, What makes you happy?
Fern (the dog)
14, What makes you scared?
Really?! Since when? (he always sleeps through it and has never mentioned hating it)
For a long time.
15, What’s your favourite sport?
I can’t remember. I suppose I’ll say football. (So much for being an Andy Murray fan)
16, What’s your favourite book?
I don’t know.
So not that forthcoming, and there were some surprising answers. Although as it is a child’s prerogative to change their mind, I shouldn’t really be surprised.
What kind of questions do you get to these questions?
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