How To Interview Your Child


One of my most favorite things to do while baking or cooking dinner is interviewing the boys. My oldest two are the only ones able to answer, but the toddler joins in with answers as best he can. The answers are hilarious, precious, and sometimes insightful. Often times the answers just bring laughs. However, every once in a while I’ll elicit a fear, stress, concern, or a skill I need to improve on as a parent. Now, I don’t sit down with a pad and paper and rattle off 20 questions! I might ask 2 or 3 here or there. When there’s the quiet moment (no often!) that offers the opportunity. Have fun!

1. What’s daddy’s job?

2. What’s mommy’s job?

3. What’s your job?

4. What’s your favorite thing about our family?

5. What’s your dream vacation?

6. What do you want to be when you grow up?

7. How much money do you think you’ll make doing that job?

8. Where do you want to live when you grow up?

9. Do you want to get married? Why or why not?

10. How many children will you have and what will you name them?

11. Are you happy?

12. What does Heaven look like?

13. Tell me how to make a sandwich. (Correct them along the’s a good laugh!)

14. How do you change a baby’s diaper?

15. Do you want to be a grown-up?

16. What’s your favorite memory?

17. If you could give up TV or the iPad, which one would you give up? (you could use this ‘give up’ scenario with LOTS of things)

18. How could you teach your little brother to read?

19. How could you teach your little brother(s) to do math?

20. What’s “I Love You” mean?


  1. This is cute. I have a birthday question list I started asking my big girl at 4 and even though we only have 3 so far it’s fun to look at the past answers.

  2. What a great idea – love Louanne’s idea of asking the same questions as a birthday tradition! Am hoping you post some of those funny answers sometime – I would love to read them 🙂

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