Have you seen the survey that’s been circling the internet? The one where you ask your kids questions about you? Well, I tried it this morning with my six year old son. The directions say “WITHOUT ANY PROMPTING ” but of course I had to prompt him just a little, and this is what he said. Remember, my boy has Autism and ADHD, so his answers are honest and pretty hilarious. His answers are in bold, and I added some of my own commentary after his answers, so enjoy. Here we go.
WITHOUT any prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. When you re-post put your Child’s age.
Willy 6 years old (with Autism and ADHD)
1. What is something mom always says to you? “Love you” he’s spot on with this one.
2. What makes mom happy? Willy Ricardo you bet ya!
3. What makes mom sad? “Crying”
4. How does your mom make you laugh? “Big tickels” hes’s right!
5. What was your mom like as a child? “All done, mommy.” He was getting sick of my questions already.
6. How old is your mom? “Shhhh Mommy. Quiet.” Now he’s really sick of them.
7. How tall is your mom? he stands on a chair “tada, Mommy!”
8. What is her favorite thing to do? Scripting the movie Frozen, “are you crazy?” LMFAO
9. What does your mom do when you’re not around? He laughed at me
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? “I want a snack, Mommy.” he refused to answer the question
11. What is your mom really good at? “Singing my ABC’s” I’m the best at this.
12. What is your mom not very good at? “Snack Mommy!” FINE! I’ll get you a snack.
13. What does your mom do for a job? “Huh?”
14.What is your mom’s favorite food? “Fish sticks.” YUCK!!!! I hate fish.
15.What makes you proud of your mom? “Hugs” awwwww.
16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? “Chi Chi” his great grandmothers bird.
17. What do you and your mom do together? “No thanks” oooookay.
18. How are you and your mom the same? With some prompting “Play!!”
19. How are you and your mom different? “What?” As far as he’s concerned, we are exactly the same.
20. How do you know your mom loves you? “Awwww, Mommy.” he hugs me tightly.
21. What does your mom like most about your dad? “Daddy’s kiss!” he nailed this one right on the head!
22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go? “Toy store!!!!!!” Please excuse me while I go laugh my ass off.
23. How old was your Mom when you were born? 6… 5…. (blank stare)
This was a lot if fun, but I clearly couldn’t ask him all of those questions straight through. It causes him anxiety, and that’s the last thing I need before I put them on the bus to go to school.
Over the past year, Willy’s receptive and expressive language has really excelled. There is no way that I could’ve done the survey year ago, so The fact that he was able to answer some of these questions and be spot on with some of the answers is more than I ever could’ve asked.
Have a great day everyone. TGIF!