For the last many, many years, I’ve tried to do a yearly interview with our daughters Amy and Lisa. I have one of those dad fantasies that Lisa will find them fascinating to watch when she gets older (and that Amy would have).
These two pictures are scans of the list of questions I’ve been using. The list has evolved over the years and I don’t always keep to the script, but I think they’re a good jumping-off point.
I’m posting them because some new friends asked me about them and I said I would. I’m hoping they will spark some other parents to do something similar for their kids. I’d love to know what other kinds of questions you come up with – let me know.
I’ve often thought about rewriting them, cleaning them up, but there’s something nostalgic for me about working off the original list…
The first image is my list of questions – along with notes I’ve added over the years.
The second image is a list Lisa generated some years ago. I think she was about 9 or 10. We have a lot of fun with this list – though often she won’t answer all of them.
I hope you enjoy these and that you think about doing this with your own kids. Or maybe with yourself?