Pillow Talk

I've already admitted that I am a sleepy-kiddo watcher.  I have to say, since the girls have gotten bigger, and more lovey and sweet (or on the contrast, louder, wilder and more sassy at times) my addiction has not weakened.

During a usual night, I tuck Liv in, give her kisses on the forehead,
ask for a big, tight hug to last me all night,
and ask her "what was your favorite part of the day."

Usually she's got more than one, and usually they're not always from the DAY, but the recent events, or things she wants to do in the future.  It's a fun thing we do and I get to climb into her 3-year old world and see things the way she sees them.

iMom has a list of 20 things to ask your kids at bedtime, so I thought it only wise and fitting that I share with you all:
  1. What do you like to dream about?
  2. What is your best memory this school year?
  3. Who is your hero? Why?
  4. How would you describe your family?
  5. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
  6. What are you most proud of yourself for?
  7. Who is the kindest person you know? Why?
  8. What do you like most about your best friend?
  9. What is one thing you would like to learn to do well?
  10. If you were an animal what one would you be and why?
  11. When is the last time someone hurt your feelings? How did you react?
  12. Do you know someone who is going though a hard time? How can you help them?
  13. What is the scariest thing that happened this year?
  14. If you could keep only one thing, out of everything you have, what would it be?
  15. Who do you think is really successful? Why?
  16. What’s the best thing about your teacher this year?
  17. When do you feel misunderstood by grown-ups?
  18. What three words best describe you?
  19. What’s something that makes you angry?
  20. What’s the best compliment you ever received?
Some of these are meant for older kids - but they can be tweaked into versions that are age-appropriate.

For instance, maybe instead of asking about a "compliment" ask "what's something nice you heard/saw/did today?"

You get to hear about the good and the bad and get to know them a little better - beyond the love for Dora and Nutella and banana sandwiches (which are also critical points to note in your children's' lives.)

They're going to kill me someday for taking these photos, but I'll enjoy it while I can.

1 comment:

Suze said...

My baby is only a month old, but I spend a lot of the night watching him sleep!!

I love that list of questions- gotta put those away for when he's older. How sweet!

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