I saw this questionnaire going around and thought it would be fun to find out just how the boys see me in the world. I loved hearing their answers. It’s clear I am NOT good at video games and that the most common words out of my mouth are “I love you”. I encourage everyone to do this with their children, if for no other reason than to catch a tiny glimpse of yourself through their precious eyes.

Kj age 10

Mitchel age 13

1. What is something mom always says to you?

I love you

I love you

2. What makes mom happy?

Me and buba being happy

Going to the beach

3. What makes mom sad?

Us being sad

When her shoulder hurts

4. How does your mom make you laugh?

Being herself. You’re just funny

I have no clue

5. What was your mom like as a child?


I don’t know cause I didn’t know you then. 

6. How old is your mom?


42 turning 43

7. How tall is your mom?

Five foot four 

Five foot eight

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

Hula hoop

Go to the beach 

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?



10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

Being a writer

Taking photos (pause) actually being a writer

11. What is your mom really good at?



12. What is your mom not very good at?

Video games

Video games

13. What does your mom do for a job?

Take care of us

Be a mom

14.What is your mom’s favorite food?

Strawberries wait no no sushi


15.What makes you proud of your mom?

How awesome she is

That she can get on stage and talk to people

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be?

Leela from Futurama

I don’t know.

17. What do you and your mom do together?


Go shopping and go to concerts

18. How are you and your mom the same?

We both really like fresh air

We both play the Ukulele

19. How are you and your mom different?

She can clean I can’t.

I can play the ukulele well

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

Cause she tells me

I just do cause you’re my mom and you have to. 

21. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?

The beach

The beach

22. How old was your Mom when you were born?



This was so much fun I’m scheming other sorts of questions that help us see each other on this wild journey.