Friday, 3 July 2009

Rosemary tells us about her Mummy and Daddy

Following in the footsteps of A Modern Mother and The Wife of Bold, I thought we would see what Rosemary would come up with. And I thought it was only fair to ask her the same questions about Chris. Here are the results:


  1. What is something Mummy always says to you?
  2. What makes Mummy happy?
    Not shouting.
  3. What makes Mummy sad?
  4. How does Mummy make you laugh?
    Tickling me [did give her some hints after an initial ‘I don’t know’]
  5. What was Mummy like as a little girl?
    I don’t know.
  6. How old is Mummy?
  7. How tall is Mummy?
    This tall [pointing at me]
  8. What is Mummy’s favourite thing to do?
  9. What does Mummy do when you’re not there?
  10. If Mummy became famous what would it be for?
  11. What is Mummy really good at?
  12. What is Mummy not very good at?
  13. What does Mummy do for her job?
    Maybe paddling pools
  14. What is Mummy’s favourite food?
  15. If Mummy could have one wish, what would it be?
    Chocolate, maybe.


  1. What is something Daddy always says to you?
    Milk [holding up a cup of milk]
  2. What makes Daddy happy?
    Spraying [pointing at water spray]
  3. What makes Daddy sad?
  4. How does Daddy make you laugh?
  5. What was Daddy like as a little boy?
    I don’t know.
  6. How old is Daddy?
  7. How tall is Daddy?
    This tall [drawing a long line all the way up the page]
  8. What is Daddy’s favourite thing to do?
  9. What does Daddy do when you’re not there?
  10. If Daddy became famous what would it be for?
    I don’t know.
  11. What is Daddy really good at?
    Looking for snails and slugs
  12. What is Daddy not very good at?
    Not eating bananas [not sure if she understands about double negatives or if she actually means he’s no good at eating bananas!]
  13. What does Daddy do for his job?
    Music, maybe
  14. What is Daddy’s favourite food?
  15. If Daddy could have one wish, what would it be?
    A toy

We were amused, anyway.

I am posting twice today so, in order that you don’t miss anything essential, here is a link to my review of Primal, by Robin Baker.


  1. i love it. i'm trying this with s s and t. thanks!

  2. I've read a few of these now. It is really interesting, and something that could be repeated as the years go by (I read one with a teenager answering the questions that was very insightful!)

  3. Grit & Dancinfairy: I would love to read those of some older children and teenagers! The small ones are quite amusing, but I think it would be interesting how their perceptions change over the years.

  4. So sweet! Do you feel 70 though? I do! x

  5. LOL - it really is a fab idea. Not sure I am that brave though, but 70 eh! Tell that to the authorities when you try to claim your bus pass :-D

  6. I love this - saw this on Wife of Bold and Modern Mother and want to do it too but keep forgetting. Such cute answers...paddling pools!!! Love it. Makes you realise how much work you do though - I'm dreading the answers already - what's Mummy's favourite thing to do - computer!!!

  7. So you're pasta loving, shouting, OAP workaholics?! Love it! x

  8. This was SOOOO sweet! My kids are old enough that "70" would come with consequences :)

  9. SandyCalico: Yes, I frequently feel 70. Particularly this last week, watching my mother-in-law's seemingly endless energy, while I spent huge amounts of time lying on the sofa reading. I suppose I have the excuse of growing a baby inside me at the moment, but I have a feeling I would be inclined to do so even without that!

    AMA: It is a bit disturbing, yes. Should have done the questionnaire for her grandparents while we were on holiday - or perhaps not, she probably would have said they were 20, as they have so much energy compared to us!

    MT: Scarey about the computer time, yes. Though I suppose it's better that she realises we work when she's away, rather than play games without or something!

    Clareybabble: OAP workaholics - hee!

    Jennifer: I think the younger they are (up to a point, of course) the funnier the answers and the less chance of being offended. Would be interesting to do it every couple of years, though and see how their perceptions/knowledge changes.