The following post is from Kacey of Next Level Mama: Interview Your Child with These Fun Prompts
My oldest two boys are now five and three, and I have to say I really enjoy these ages. As their vocabulary has expanded, we now find them voicing their thoughts and opinions about everything–favorite colors, games they want to play after school, what they learned in church, funny sayings, what they want to be when they grow up, etc. Not only that but when they’re together and out of sight of Mom and Dad, they always strike up the funniest conversations.
While I’d like to think I’ll always remember these moments, my guess is over the years. My memory will start to fade. That’s why I love the idea of interviewing kids because it’s a fantastic way to etch into memory some of their thoughts and conversations we find so adorable.
To make it easy for you, this From the Mouth of… printable includes eight questions you can ask your child. As you do this each year, it’ll be fun (and maybe even entertaining) to look back and see how their signature and responses change over time. While older kids may begrudgingly participate, I think even they’ll enjoy looking back on their interviews when they are older.
P.S. Be sure to read Jennifer’s tips for practicing the art of active listening with your kids as well!
If you’ve interviewed your kids before, what are some of your favorite questions to ask? What other ways do you like to capture your kids’ early years?
|Kacey loves her kids to pieces and the many ways they’re refining her into a better person. She’s on a mission to inspire and encourage moms to take it to the next level. This die-hard Texas girl rarely meets a dessert she can refuse. You can find her at her blog, Next Level Mama, or tweeting away at @nextlevelmama.