Monday, February 1, 2016

The Things Our Children Think About Us...

There's this questionnaire going around on Facebook where parents have to ask their kids questions about their parenting style, likes, dislikes, and other things. The questions must be unprompted so as to elicit an honest response from the child and to see what the child actually thinks of the parent.

I thought it was pretty cool so I asked Aiden the questions, and since I want to save his responses forever and ever, I decided to publish them here.

Aiden, Age 8:
1. What is something I always say to you?
Listen in school. Don't talk back. And that you love me.

2. What makes me happy?
When I follow the directions in school.

3. What makes me sad?
When I don't listen in school.

4. How do I make you laugh?
By saying funny stuff about August. And singing funny songs to him.

5. What was I like as a child?
You were a good, kind person.

6. How old am I?
Easy! 31.

7. How tall am I?
Like 4 feet or something.

8. What is my favorite thing to do?
Play with me and August.

9. What do I do when you're not around?
Talk about me with [HEB]. And maybe hangout with your friends where kids can't go.

10. What am I really good at?
Teaching me how to learn stuff.

11. What am I not very good at?
Me: Ummm... Aiden, I'm actually very good at racing. I used to be on the track team. And I could beat you in a race any day. 
Aiden: Yeah right! 
12. What do I do for a job?
You work as a Dean at a school.

13. What is my favorite food?
Sausage, egg, and cheese on a roll.

14. What do you enjoy doing with me?
Playing games.

15. How much do I weigh?
Like 40 something pounds or something.

16. Who do I love the most?
August... and me.

17. What's your favorite thing about me?
That you're funny.

It's so interesting to see what our kids think of us. Especially because, as parents, we spend so much time thinking about the one thing we're doing "wrong" even though we're doing thousands of things right. But, every now and then, our children let us know that we're doing a really good job.

Cheers to that!

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