Interview with a toddler

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The lovely Emily from the blog You learn something new every day recently interviewed her 4 year old daughter (you can read the very funny post here). Emily put a call out for others to interview their toddlers with the same set of questions. Miss TT is never shy of saying anything so here’s some background on her and the hard-hitting interview…

Miss TT is 4. She’s my first child and was a perfect baby – she slept, she fed, she did everything a baby was supposed to do. Then she became a toddler and the tornado began.

This little girl has so much to say and is very definite about what she says and how she says it. She’s stubborn as a mule but under her crazy toddler tornado behaviour there is a lovely and happy little girl. There is joy in everything she does and she gives great cuddles.

She is 100 miles an hour. As soon as she wakes up it is go go go, “why? why? why?”, until she crashes at the end of the day. She loves running, dancing, books, jumping on the trampoline, dress ups, colouring in, playing with friends and wrestling with her little brother. She likes telling others what to do and is fiercely competitive.

Handy Hubby and I are competitive, sporty people but have tried to promote “it’s not about winning, it’s all about having a go”. It’s not working. Hopefully her win-or-die attitude is just a thing with 4 year olds. Otherwise, the faction sports carnival at pre-primary next year is going to be very interesting.

And so for the interview. Not conducted under duress or promises of any sorts of chocolate, all answers are straight from Miss TT herself.

What is the best thing about having me as your mum?
Because you are always good and fair.

What is the worst thing about having me as your mum?
If you get angry you tell me to stop it.

What’s mummy’s worst habit?
You work on the computer.

What’s mummy’s best habit?
You love me all of the time. You like having museli for breakfast.

What do you admire about mummy?
You take me to kindy.

Why do you love mummy?
Because you are the best in the whole wide world like daddy.

What do you like about being a kid?
I do lots of painting and colouring in and lots and lots and lots of painting. I help look after my baby brother. I do all things by myself because I’m a big person girl.

What do you dislike about being a kid?
Sometimes I get cross. Sometimes my brother bites me.

What is your favourite thing to do with mummy?
We do things together and do jigsaws. We like having fun . And most importantly thing, we draw ladybugs.

What is your favourite thing to eat for dinner?
Fish and chips.

Why is mummy lucky to have you as a daughter?
Because if some things go wrong it doesn’t matter. I still love you.

Is there anything else you’d like to say about your mummy?
You always cuddle me and my brother and daddy. Mum, have I got boogers? Can you get a tissue?

She’s a class act, my daughter. Obviously driving to kindy and eating a high fibre breakfast cereal is more important than I thought.

I’d love to read more interviews with toddlers so please join in – how would your toddler answer these questions? Be sure to keep Emily and I in the loop so we can read what your toddlers really think!

Tash xx

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