As some of you may know, every year just before Flora’s birthday, I ask her 20 questions. I’ve been asking the same 20 birthday questions every year since she was three, and I keep a copy of them all, along with a birthday photo, in a folder that I plan to hand her on her 18th birthday. It’s an idea I came across on Pinterest originally and I love seeing how her answers change from one year to the next. Or, in many cases, stay exactly the same.
… saw a shift from dinosaurs to marine animals, from a boy to a girl as her best friend, and olives remained a constant (as they have done since she was three). So, as she’ll be eight in a few days’ time (HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE, PLEASE?) I wonder how much has changed in a year?
|1. What is your favourite colour?||Turquoise|
|2. What is your favourite toy?||My big dragon puppet|
|3. What is your favourite fruit?||Nectarines|
|4. What is your favourite tv show?||Horrid Henry|
|5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?||Mummy’s Sunday roast ♥|
|6. What is your favourite outfit?||Tokyo tiger top and black skinny jeans|
|7. What is your favourite game?||Hungry Shark (iPad app)|
|8. What is your favourite snack?||Kalamata olives|
|9. What is your favourite animal?||Dragon|
|10. What is your favourite song?||Deadlines and Commitments (The Killers)|
|11. What is your favourite book?||The Wizards of Once (Cressida Cowell)|
|12. Who is your best friend?||Orla Grace Dowie|
|13. What is your favourite cereal?||Frosties|
|14. What is your favourite thing to do outside?||Ride my bike|
|15. What is your favourite drink?||Lime and soda|
|16. Where is your favourite holiday destination?||Paphos (Cyprus)|
|17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?||Spooky (my cat)|
|18. What is your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?||Buttered crumpets|
|19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?||Fish and chips|
|20. What do you want to be when you grow up?||Marine biologist|
A new family tradition
Wow, I really think it’s fascinating how many of her answers have stayed the same! I’m hugely chuffed that she loves my Sunday roasts, and that her taste in music remains excellent. Although I’m a little surprised that a wannabe marine biologist wants fish and chips for her birthday tea 🙂
I’m so proud of her and the way she’s growing up, and I hope she’ll love looking back on all her answers when she turns 18. I’ve suggested we make this a new family tradition, which she thinks is a good idea. Who knows, one day I could be reading 20 questions for my grandchild – now there’s a scary thought to conjure with!
Do you like this idea? Did you do anything similar when you were growing up?