What do your children say? An interview with my 3 year old

What do your children say? I was scanning Pinterest the other day (find me here) when I came across a blog post idea that I thought was great! An interview with your child on their birthday every year. It’s a way to document their answers and see how they change as they get older. I thought this was a fantastic idea so I decided to interview Katie and see what answers she gave me. When I decided to interview her, she was laid in bed watching a video on her tablet. This is her way of having quiet time in an afternoon.

Interview with Katie – 7th February 2017

What is your name? “Katie”

How old are you? “3”

How old is Mummy? “12” – Not quite, love

How old is Daddy? “13, I know that because you told me he was older than you so that makes him 13” – Your logic is correct, your answer isn’t.

What is your favourite colour? “Pink”

What is your favourite toy? “Erm…Rabbit” (A comforter she’s had since she was a baby)

What do you want to be when you grow up? “A trainer, so I can drive trains”

Do you mean a train driver? “Yes, I want to be a train driver”

What’s your favourite TV show? “Peppa Pig”

What’s your favourite DVD? “Rapunzel” (Tangled)

What’s the best thing about Mummy? “Your cuddles”

What’s the best thing about Daddy? “He spins me around really fast”

What’s your favourite drink? “Apple juice”

What’s your favourite animal? “OW! I’ve got a chicken pox in my ear!!” (She’s currently got Chicken pox if you’d not already guessed)

What’s your favourite animal? “A Cow”

What’s your favourite fruit? “Grapes”

What’s your favourite thing to eat at lunchtime? “Cheese sandwiches”

What’s your favourite thing to do outdoors? “Play football”

“I’ve accidently got chocolate on my bed, Mummy”

Who’s your best friend? “Hollie”

Do you like doing questions like this? “Yes, but you didn’t ask me who my favourite ever person was!”

Who’s your favourite ever person? “I don’t know”


This interview was so fun to do, it’s interesting to see what answers they give and how easily they can go off on a tangent. I love how I could ask the same set of questions when she’s 4 years old and get completely different answers. Although, I bet if I asked Katie these questions again tomorrow I’d still get different answers too!

Why don’t you ask these questions to your children and see what they come out with? I’d love to hear what they say!






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  1. kerry 9th February 2017 / 20:04

    Aww this is a lovely post! 4 year olds can be so funny!


  2. Angela Watling 9th February 2017 / 21:01

    Hehe, this is lovely! I love reading these – it’s refreshing to hear a child’s perspective on life. My daughter is only 2 but I must do this on her next birthday. Hope she got the chickenpox out of her ear… #CoolMumClub

    • Collette 10th February 2017 / 09:22

      They are completely unpredictable and it’s funny to see how easily they can go off on a tangent! Yes, the chicken pox in her ear has now gone 🙂 xx

  3. Alana - Burnished Chaos 10th February 2017 / 07:16

    I love this. My toddler would probably just say ‘no’ to every question as that seems to be the new thing and my 7 (going on 13) year old would probably roll his eyes and refuse to answer at all May have to give it a try on the toddlers next birthday though x

    • Collette 10th February 2017 / 09:21

      Haha aren’t children lovely, eh!? It’s definitely worth a try! Good luck and thanks for reading xx

  4. Janine 12th February 2017 / 20:26

    I was really interested in reading your post when I came across it on #coolmumclub because both my kids have speech and language delays so I’m always fascinated at how much others eople kids understand and how well they can talk. I know you shouldn’t compare but I’m always interested in how other kids answer these questions and sometimes the answers are really funny. I love that your daughter thinks you and her father are 12 and 13 lol. If my kids said that I think I’d go with it and not bother to correct them 😉

    • Collette 13th February 2017 / 14:37

      Thankyou. Yes some of the answers they give are funny! Out of the mouth of babes and all that haha! Katie does nothing BUT talk, she never, ever shuts up. Her language for a 3 year old is rather good I must say. All kids catch up in the end but don’t feel guilty that you compare yours to others, it’s only natural. Also, don’t worry if your children aren’t quite as evolved as someone else’s. I hope that makes sense? Thanks for reading xx

  5. Laura - Autumn's Mummy 16th February 2017 / 10:45

    Hehehe, this is so funny! I remember when I was little and thought 12 and 13 was really old and that if you were that age you were a grown-up! I love the last two questions and answers especially.
    I think I’ll borrow this idea when my LO is older 🙂

  6. Catie: An Imperfect Mum 16th February 2017 / 19:42

    Its a lovely idea to interview them and over time too to see how their answers change. I have the bigger ones tag that I made for older kids based on the little ones tag from Emily at my Petite Canard. You should check that out too. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

  7. Jeremy Barnes 17th February 2017 / 13:44

    This is cute. I did something similar about 18 months ago and have been considering trying it again to see how much different she answers. Good stuff. #blogginggoodtime

    • Collette 22nd February 2017 / 09:07

      It’s such a good idea isn’t it. I love how easily their answers will change and how they will change as they get older and wiser ha! xx

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