Never in my life did I think that I would have to pry information from my kids. They have no problem sharing with me how their bathroom break turned out. And they certainly don’t care to share with strangers that their mommy is crazy. Thanks, son. Even my non-stop talker wouldn’t open her mouth when I asked the question “How was your day?”
Too vague, right. Especially for a preschooler. So, instead of starting with that question when I pick them up from school, I ask “Did anything funny happen today?” Even if they may be stretching the truth just a bit, something always does. And most of the time it’s something that’s only funny to a 4-year-old. So and so’s sock fell off. That one kid spilled his drink. On occasion something is really funny – she said her mom is crazy too! Thank goodness. I knew I couldn’t be alone in the cray-cray department.
Here are 19 other questions I love to ask my Preschoolers.
These questions get asked as I help get them dressed in the morning. They take place we are in the car driving to wherever the day may bring us. Most of the time it’s in the evening as we’re winding down to bedtime. That’s when I find that are at their most honest selves.
1 | How many hugs and kisses do you think you’ll need today? Some days it’s none other days it’s “this many” as they spread their arms as wide as they can!
2 | Who was in your dreams last night? It’s mostly dogs and kittens right now. And sometimes monsters.
3 | What’s the best thing about being a kid? “Getting to eat ____” is an answer I get often!
4 | Who is the kindest person you know? Mommy. Ha! Usually, it’s Nana.
5 | What is something you’re thankful for? Toys always top the list. But family is up there too.
6 | What’s your favorite thing to do as a family? This answer varies. We’ve started “family fun night” so one of them always mentions it!
7 | Who is the silliest person you know? “You, Mommy!” That’s my favorite answer!
8 | Would you sing me a song? They love to sing! And I love watching them perform.
9 | What is a friend? The best answer I’ve gotten is “Someone that you love.”
10 | If you could go on a trip, where would you go? Alabama. Always Alabama. We stayed there on a trip to Florida once and they have been talking about Alabama ever since.
11 | What makes you angry? “My sisters!” or “My brother!”
12 | What made you happiest today? This answer involves food most of the time.
13 | What do you think Heaven is like? Their Grandma (my mom) is in Heaven so we talk about it often.
14 | Did you help anyone today? So far the answer has always been “no.” I’m looking forward to hearing about the “yes” someday.
15 | If you could change one thing about me, what would it be? “Nothing.” That was the answer today, anyway.
16 | Have you ever had to be brave? “In the dark.” “At the dentist.” “When I fight the bad guys.”
17 | What’s the best thing about being a boy/girl? This is probably my favorite question to ask. The girls always answer something about hair or clothes and my son always mentions something about his penis, or pee, or poop.
18 | What would you like to do better tomorrow? “Be a better kid” or “Not hit my sister” or “Tell the truth.”
19| Is there anyone we need to pray for tonight? We’ve just recently started praying at night. We aren’t really religious, but I have always prayed silently to myself at bedtime and I would love for the kids to do the same.
As a parent, listening to my children’s hearts is of the utmost importance. I want them to know that they can talk to me about anything, anytime, anywhere. Right now as preschoolers, they tell me the little things. One day, though, those little things will turn into big things like mean girls and peer pressure and dating. I want them to still feel comfortable enough to talk to me about it all – no matter what!