Parents feel like there’s an invisible thread that makes us and our children connected. We know the reason when they raise their eyebrows or throw tantrums. We memorize every mole and birthmark they have and the food they want and don’t. When kids are unusually silent, there’s an alert that is being sent to the brain, “CHECK THE KIDS! I REPEAT! CHECK THE KIDS RIGHT NOW!” Only to find out that they spilled your perfume or used your favorite lipstick to make a wall masterpiece. Maybe it’s their way to say I love you. Haha.
Have you ever tried to ask your children sets of questions to get to know them better? They give you funny but honest answers (read: real talk) I tried it on my daughter last Tuesday and it was FUN! Didn’t expect some of her answers. It made me say “ahhhhh”. Let me share with you my little lady’s responses:
1. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
Darna because she’s great
2. What is your favorite season?
3. If you could choose another name for yourself what would it be and why?
Bonifacia, from Andres Bonifacio’s name *I had to laugh* because he’s our hero
4. What superhero power do you wish you had?
The power to make snow so I could make a snowman when I’m bored
5. What is your favorite bible story and why?
Superbook stories because they tell how Jesus fought the Devil
6. Who is your favorite bible hero?
7. What is your favorite Disney movie?
8. What is your favorite song?
God Gave Me You
9. Do you have a favorite tv show? Why is it your favorite?
Yes! I love Eat Bulaga because of Alden and Maine
10. What is your favorite color?
11. What is something you thank Jesus for?
It’s our hapy and beautiful family
12. What is best about your life?
Being an ate to my baby brother
13. What is your happiest memory?
When Daddy (her grandpa) was still alive
14. What is your saddest memory?
When Daddy died
15. What can Mama do to be a better mom to you?
Love and take care of us more more more
Why?!?! Don’t you feel loved by me?
I know we are and I feel that. But we want more
16. What can you do to be a better child?
Be kind and obedient
17. What is your biggest strength?
18. What is your biggest weakness?
19. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Teacher or Model
20. What is your greatest wish?
To be happy and celebrate Christmas everyday
21. Are you afraid of anything?
Yes, ghosts and darkness
22. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be and why?
A puppy because it’s cute
23. Do you prefer swimming pool or sea?
24. What is the best day of your life? Christmas is the best because it’s Jesus’ birthday
25. What is the worst?
New Year because I am afraid of firecrackers
26. Do you want to grow up and get married?
Yes. I want to have my own happy family
27. What is God’s greatest creation?
The world itself and its people
But people can be bad, right? How can we be great creations?
and this was the answer that awed me-
Through Jesus. He can turn sinners into good people
28. What is your favorite holiday? Bonifacio Day because it will happen in 2 weeks
29. Are you excited to live your life?
There! Just when I thought I know my daughter well, she surprised me when she answered about Jesus, our family, and having a baby brother. She has been an only child for almost 7 years before I had my youngest. Thank God she did not give us a headache by feeling jealous of Z. And now I understand why she’s excited to catch Superbook every Sunday. I look forward to repeat this kind of activity with my daughter to know her dreams, plans, fears, and to assure her that I got her back.
(She answered in our language and I translated it to English)
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