20 birthday questions for my daughter


As Flora’s 7th birthday is fast approaching, it’s time to ask her the 20 questions I’ve been asking every year since she was three years old.  It’s an idea I came across on Pinterest originally and I think it’s a lovely way of recording her thoughts and the way her outlook on life is evolving over the years.

I’m keeping a printout of her answers each year, along with a birthday photo, and plan to give her a book of them all on her 18th birthday.

Previous years

… have seen boys as best friends, and wanting to be a paleontologist or a digger driver when she grows up.  Her favourite snack has always been olives, cheese and breadsticks.  And superheroes have usually featured heavily too – although she’s chosen Robin rather than the standard Batman!

So, these are her answers for this year:

This year

1. What is your favourite colour? Aquamarine
2. What is your favourite toy? Equestria Girls
3. What is your favourite fruit? Nectarines and apricots
4. What is your favourite tv show? Tom and Jerry
5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch? Fish and chips
6. What is your favourite outfit? Bandit tiger top and cat jeans
7. What is your favourite game? Dragon Story (iPad app)
8. What is your favourite snack? Olives, cheese, breadsticks, hummus
9. What is your favourite animal? Whales, dolphins, porpoises
10. What is your favourite song? Spaceman (The Killers)
11. What is your favourite book? Malkin Moonlight
12. Who is your best friend? Orla Grace Dowie
13. What is your favourite cereal? Honey Shreddies
14. What is your favourite thing to do outside? Rock pooling
15. What is your favourite drink? Lime and soda
16. Where is your favourite holiday destination? Scotland (Dundee)
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? Plain buttered toast
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Nibbly bits (party food)
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Marine biologist

Future tradition?

Some of the questions will need adapting as she gets older, but I’m looking forward to giving her all her answers on her 18th birthday.  Hopefully, if she likes her book, she’ll want to do the same for her children in due course.  And perhaps this could be the start of a lovely family tradition!

Do you have any customs or traditions like this? Would you consider doing something similar for your children?


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