An interview with the 5 year old …

Written by on January 26, 2010 in BLOG - 35 Comments


She loves answering questions ...

She loves answering questions ...

Every so often I like to ask the 5 year old questions to see what she thinks of life.

Clearly she is delusional … apart from the Tooth Fairy question.

What’s Daddy’s job?

He earns lots of money

How old do you have to be to drive a car?


How old is Mummy?


How old is Daddy?


When Grandma babysits, where do you think Mummy and Daddy are?

Probably at a cafe drinking tea

What do you think the Queen looks like?

She’s 80, beautiful and wears a dress

What does your brother do to annoy you?

Bashes me with his dump truck

Where are you going on holiday this year?


Where on earth is Dennis?


When you go to VENICE in Italy what will you do?

Swim all the time. I will also eat lots of pizza and sweets.

Where do babies come from?


How do the babies get inside their Mummies?

I don’t know that yet

How much money should the Tooth Fairy leave per tooth?

50 pence

How much pocket money do you think you should get per week?

Enough to buy a puppy

Who is most clever … Mummy or Daddy?

Daddy, because he makes dogs out of yoghurt pots

If you were a Mummy what would you let your children do that I don’t?

I’d let them go out on their own, have sleepovers every night, buy jewels and I’d let them watch TV forever.

35 Comments on "An interview with the 5 year old …"

  1. Jo Beaufoix February 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm · Reply

    Hee hee, fabulous. I love that you are going to Dennis. I’m sure you look much younger than MR AWNTYM and you definitely look younger than 50 I promise. Am so copying this young lady. And alas 5 year old can never be Primeminister or I will have to have 2 puppies.

  2. Lax Parenting January 31, 2010 at 10:42 am · Reply

    Oh this is fabulous! She sounds really smart and funny!

  3. Rosie Scribble January 30, 2010 at 10:39 am · Reply

    Laura, these answers are fabulous. I have copied your idea (as I notice Tara did too) and will be posting my daughters answers later. I asked her what the Queen looked like and she said: hairy!

  4. A Modern Mother January 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm · Reply

    Brilliant. Next time ask what mummy does on the computer.

  5. Michelle January 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm · Reply

    What fun. I will have to remember to do this in the future, I am sure I won’t like the answers. Mich x

    • admin January 27, 2010 at 10:23 am · Reply

      It’s OK though because if you don’t like the answers and they are more in favour of Daddy then you can omit them. I’m not saying that’s what I did *cough*, I’m just saying.

  6. Lorraine January 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm · Reply

    Your husband sounds like a genius, dogs out of yoghurt pots boggles the mind. Have a lovely time in Dennis sounds like a fab place to visit

    • admin January 27, 2010 at 10:23 am · Reply

      We may take our yoghurt ot dogs to Dennis

  7. Insomniac Mummy January 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm · Reply

    If only she knew what you were really up to when Grandma was baby sitting!

    I like her logic. The 5yo for Primeminister!


    • admin January 27, 2010 at 10:22 am · Reply

      Can you imagine her as Primeminister.

      “This year all 5-10 year olds will get enough pocket money each week to buy a puppy”

  8. TheMadHouse January 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm · Reply

    dog out of Yohurt pots – so cool

    • admin January 27, 2010 at 10:22 am · Reply

      I many have to do a blog post about the dog yoghurt pots!

  9. kim January 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm · Reply

    This is priceless.

    • admin January 27, 2010 at 10:24 am · Reply

      It is – I may have to interview the 3 year old too, see what he has to say for himself

  10. audreyhorneforever January 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm · Reply

    Lovely! The 5 year old is charming and funny. I can’t think who she gets it from… ;) I shall ask the Po the same questions and report back.

    By the way, have just been watching a documentary from BBC4 on diarists with Mariella Frostrup. Apart from marvelling at her gravelly tones, I was quite taken with the discussion of what makes a great diary. It made me think of you, Wife, and your witty, inspiring, honest and downright hilarious blog. I shall stop now – I do not want to look like I am a fawning sort. I did have to run upstairs and write this before I lost the moment in a fog of ironing and vacuuming the carpets, so apologies if it’s rambling…

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm · Reply

      Ah Wife, my head will be so big that I won’t be able to leave the office. You are too kind.

      The Tooth Fairy question reminded me of Po … but I can’t remember what his response was … I know it was MORE than 50 pence!

      Shame you can’t come on Saturday but I shall raise a drink to you Facebook Wife Mother of 1.

  11. @goonerjamie January 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm · Reply

    Clearly a genius, who does she take after. Have tagged you over at mine by the way, sorry.

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm · Reply

      Me of course, not Daddy, oh no.

      Have replied to your tag on your blog.

  12. Tara@Sticky Fingers January 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm · Reply

    I absolutely love this! So much so I am going to do it with my son (I reserve the right to leave out any answers I don’t approve it!)
    And she is SO LIKE YOU. Right down to the grumpy frown. In a nice way of course. x

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm · Reply

      Yes, in a nice way of course … ahem. Poor child.

      I left out a few answers, mainly the ones about liking Daddy’s cooking, playing and clothes the best. Daddy drives better than Mummy blah blah blah.

  13. the_moiderer January 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm · Reply

    I love this idea and can’t wait until my little one is old enough to do the same. Unfortunately I have a few years to wait!

  14. Julia January 26, 2010 at 11:49 am · Reply

    My goodness that made me laugh. I have done few interviews before and surprisingly, the kids like to take part.
    Best answer here was..

    How do the babies get inside their Mummies?

    I don’t know that yet

    BTW, what a gorgeous little girl.

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 1:08 pm · Reply

      Thank you, she is gorgeous.

      She tried to interview me after, but didn’t write it all down. Her questions were just as funny.

  15. Tamsin January 26, 2010 at 11:39 am · Reply

    I love that she thinks you’re in Cafe drinking tea while she’s a Grandma’s.

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm · Reply

      I love that she doesn’t think her mother is a lush!

  16. Dulwich Divorcee January 26, 2010 at 11:02 am · Reply

    Have you read a book called ‘Don’t do that, Kitty Kilroy’ – lovely. I trust Daddy will be taking his do-making paraphenalia to Dennis to amuse the children while you hang out in little trattorias soaking up the local colour ….

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 11:07 am · Reply

      I shall check out that book next time I’m mooching round a bookshop.

      I think that’s a great idea Alice, I shall tell the husband to pack his yoghurt pots.

  17. Tattoed_mummy January 26, 2010 at 10:45 am · Reply

    I like the last three best…..

    very cute.

  18. Heather January 26, 2010 at 10:21 am · Reply

    You mean you don’t let her go out and buy jewels? how evil are you?! What a little cutie she is, and love that photo!

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 10:22 am · Reply

      I am very evil. No jewels in this house.

  19. ThatGirl39 January 26, 2010 at 9:54 am · Reply

    Ooh I want to go to Denis and eat lots of pizza and sweets. SC pulls that exact face..a lot. It must be a five yr old girl thing. Love her answers – she’s a smart cookie!

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 10:23 am · Reply

      But she said I was 50! She can’t be THAT smart.

  20. Karin @ Cafe Bebe January 26, 2010 at 9:41 am · Reply

    I would really like to be 5 again…seems like a much simpler life! Enjoy your time in Dennis! ;)

    • admin January 26, 2010 at 10:24 am · Reply

      I’d definitely LOVE to be five again … to think your parents are so very rich that they can give you enough pocket money to buy you a puppy … she’s going to be disappointed when she knows the truth . Muhahahaha

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