I came across this quiz a few years ago on a parenting board, and decided that I would give it to my kids annually to see how their views of me and of the world change as they grow. Also, to see how our home life changes and evolves. I think it will be really neat to look back and read it all at once years from now.
Max first did the quiz in the fall of 2010 when he was almost 9. Now he’s 10.5.
(I honestly can’t remember who wrote the quiz, or if I added questions to it or not. If anyone recognizes it, I’d love to give credit where credit is due.)
Feel free to copy and use it for yourself. It works best if you have someone else ask the questions. I think it would make a great Mother’s Day gift, or birthday gift for a mom. Or a dad if you just replace “mom” with “dad”. We haven’t celebrated Father’s Day yet (since Jeff is out of town all week), so I think I’ll add this to his gift.
1. What is something your mom always says to you?
2010: she loves me
2. What makes your mom happy?
2012: giving her flowers, giving her kisses, giving her hugs, giving her respect, doing dishes for her, and giving her love
3. What makes your mom sad?
2010: me and Oliver getting hurt
2012: Me yelling at her when she’s having so much stress with Oliver
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
2010: tickling me
2012: When she says something really hilarious
5. What did your mom like to do when she was a child?
2010: read books
2012: play with her sisters, jump off the very top step, and jump into the arms of her dad, looking at dresses, reading
6. How old is your mom?
7. How tall is your mom?
2010: 40 inches
2012: 57 inches
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
2010: read books
2012: watch movies with her family, or hanging out with her family, talking to friends
9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?
2010: I have no idea.
2012: She looks at chicks, works on the blog, and plays games she doesn’t want to play with Oliver.
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
2010: having the best kids ever
2012: beautiness, being nice, innocent, not breaking the law, and popular
11. What is your mom really good at?
2012: stopping Oliver from crying, being nice, she barely ever yells at us, she forgives us for every single thing, writing, typing
12. What is your mom not very good at?
2010: playing video games
2012: yelling at me, stopping herself from eating a food that she really wants, don’t have very many patience for opening presents
13. What does your mom do for her job?
2010: she doesn’t have one
2012: She doesn’t have a job other than talking to her friends at KC Homeschool and running 4H.
14. What is your mom’s favorite food?
2012: Chinese food, Flaming Hot Cheetos, olives, anything that’s spicy
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
2010: that she’s the best
2012: I’m proud that she barely ever yells at me. I’m proud that she loves our dog. I’m proud that she gives me presents.
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
2010: Princess Peach or Princess Daisy
2012: Ms. Minton the Beautiful Actress
17. What do you and your mom do together?
2010: lots of stuff
2012: We work on 4H projects, we work on stuff like canvas paintings, woodworking, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
18. How are you and your mom the same?
2010: my nose is like my mom’s. Me and my mom like mangoes.
2012: We have lot of likenesses. She likes a lot of shows that I like. We love movies, we love reading. We love arts and crafts, too. And we’re both hilarious.
19. How are you and your mom different?
2010: She likes olives, and I don’t.
2012: She likes talking waaaaaay more than I do. She has a different personality when talking to friends. We like different things.
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
2010: She says it every day.
2012: How do I know?! She gives me lots of things I like, she kisses me every day, she tells me she loves me every day. Are you kidding?
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
2010: that he’s funny
2012: How he’s her hero, and how they both love a lot of the same things. She loves him from the depths of her heart.
22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
2012: World’s of Fun, places that kids like if she likes them, too, like Legoland, and she likes to go on the big rides. She likes to go to anywhere she can get an Arnold Palmer.
23. What do you like the best about your mom?
2012: I love it how she doesn’t yell at me very much at all. I love it how she taught me to be really nice and use bad words at only the right times. And I love it how she and I and my dad, and maybe Oliver will watch great movies together.