Post Updated 17th August 2022
This post was originally published in 2009 – 13 years ago – the kids were so little back then, the youngest was still a baby! I read back over their answers and they make me smile so much. This exercise is a great one to do with the kids:
- Take each child aside separately and ask them the questions. It is important that you do it individually so they can give their first thoughts and are not swayed by what they hear their siblings say.
- If they are old enough you can get them to write their answers, otherwise write them or type them up.
- If the kids are willing, get them to decorate their pages. of answers and add have them draw a picture of dad to go with it.
- Collate into a booklet to give to dad on Father’s Day. It will make an excellent keepsake!
1. What makes dad happy?
10: Super Coach.
8: Being with us.
5: Going to the market.
3: No boys fighting.
Me: Challenges – MBA, marathons, Kokoda etc.
2. How does your dad make you laugh?
10: Making fun of mum.
8: Bad kicking at footy.
5: Telling knock knock jokes.
3: Noisy music and dancing.
Me: By making me see the lighter side of the every day.
3. What does your dad do when you’re not around?
10: Watch TV
8: Watch TV
5: Watch TV.
3: Tidying up jobs.
Me: Watch TV, whilst doing jobs.
4. What is your dad really good at?
10: Being a bit relaxed with the rules (that’s a good thing).
8: Reminding people to do things.
5: Fixing things.
3: Fixing things.
5. What is your dad not very good at?
8: Writing stories
5: Doing my hair.
Me: Watching sport and talking to me at the same time.
6. What does your dad do for a job?
10: Slave away on the computer.
8: Find out answers.
5: Goes on the computer and talks on the phone.
3: Work on a computer.
Me: As above!
7. If your dad was a cartoon character, who would he be?
10: Mr Krabs (from Spongebob)
Me: Inspector Gadget
8. How are you and your dad the same?
10: Being gangster.
8: Liking Super Coach and Fox Sports
5: Same type of hair.
3: We are boys.
Me: We both like to be organised!
9. How are you and your dad different?
10: He never slacks off and I do sometimes.
8: I am more cheeky.
5: He doesn’t have the same tops as me.
3: He is big.
Me: He can sleep in a mess.
10. How do you know your dad loves you?
10: Him helping me with my homework.
8: Letting us watch more TV than we are supposed to.
5: He tucks me in bed.
3: Make me porridge.
Me: He tolerates my obsessive planning.
And the bonus question which I asked as I was very keen to hear what they thought:
11. What does your dad like most about your mum?
10: That I am a red head.
8: That I can cook elegant dishes.
5: She gives him cuddles.
3: Your cooking.
Me: That I am awesome. 🙂
If you ask your kids some questions about their dad, let me know as I would love to read it.