Questions to a Four Year Old

For a long, long while now, I’ve wanted to do a question and answer session with Holly. And when she is more able to understand the questions, Ella too!

My initial thought was to do this around each birthday, and to have a written record of how their answers change to the same questions over the years as they become older and grow up. Then, one day, I can show them too.

I may even create some kind of record book for the girls compiling all of their answers as they grow up, as something they can look back and giggle about with their husbands and children of their own in years to come.


Like many things though, the idea has been brushed aside, until recently when I was on holiday in Devon.

My friend asked if I’d seen the recent questions on Facebook, much the same as those I’d thought of and had completed these herself with her own daughter. So, sat in the middle of the countryside, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to complete the little questionnaire.

Sarah asked Holly the questions, and was strict in that she gave absolutely no prompting or persuasion. The answers were entirely Holly’s own.

It was beautiful. I will never forget how each time she was asked a question, Holly would look at me, lovingly grinning at me from ear to ear.  It wasn’t that she was embarrassed to be asked the questions or anything, more that she was looking for my support, approval and affirmation.

She wanted to please me and make me proud. And of course she did.

I will remember that moment and her beautiful face, full of longing to make mummy happy, forever.

Of course it has an element of humour and endearment to it too. Some of the answers are just too cute, it’s a great way of knowing what’s going through their little minds, and a little insight in to the thought process of your little ones!

So, from this moment on, I will make a promise to myself to ask the same questions (and maybe add a couple more!) at each and every one of the girls birthdays.


 Childs Name:  Holly
Age:  4

1. What is something Mummy always says to you?


2. What makes Mummy happy?

Big cuddles and kisses

3. What makes Mummy sad?

Not kisses and cuddles

4. How does Mummy make you laugh?

By doing silly things

5. What was Mummy like as a child?

A toddler

6. How old is Mummy?


7. How tall is Mummy?

This tall (shows with hands)

8. What is Mummy’s favourite thing to do?

Watch TV

9. What does Mummy do when you’re not here?

Play with somebody else

10. If Mummy becomes famous what will it be for?

Being mad

11. What is Mummy really good at?


12. What is Mummy not very good at?

Not doing stuff to get new toys – that means to work – if you don’t work to get money you won’t get new toys

13. What is Mummy’s job?

Doing stuff

14. What makes you proud of Mummy?

I don’t know


15. What is Mummy’s favourite food?


16. What do you & Mummy do together?

Play games

17. How are you & Mummy the same?

Because we’ve got long hair

18. If your Mummy was a cartoon character who would she be?


19. How are you & Mummy different?

Because we don’t have the same dresses

20. How do you know Mummy loves me?

Cos she gives me lots of cuddles

diary of a midlife mummy

21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy?

Because they’re gonna marry each other

22. Where is Mummy’s favourite place to go?

The Dinosaur park

23. How old was Mummy when she had you?



love steph



  1. 15th September 2015 / 10:03 pm

    This is such a fabulous idea. I adore Holly’s answers. Especially, that you are going to be famous for “being mad”. Holly is gorgeous and all those photos are stunning. Thanks for being my co-host on Sunday Stars lovely. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks gorgeous! Yes – I’m afraid Holly has it pretty spot on! Hehehe. Hugs to you too xxxx

  2. 14th September 2015 / 10:28 pm

    Ah this is so cute Steph, what a great idea god only know what my two would say ha ha, but hey 20 years old how cool is that lovely lady x

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:41 pm

      Hehehe – thanks lovely – yes – sometimes I love her a little more when she says I’m that young! Hehe. xxxx

  3. 14th September 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Oh I love this!! So cute and I can see her answering them bless her. #thisweekiveloved xx

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:43 pm

      Awwwww – thank you lovely. I really enjoyed it and just can’t wait to ask her the next time now too. Steph xxx

  4. 14th September 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Awww so cute, love the answers kids give to questions like this 🙂 What a beautiful girl you have 🙂


    Gemma xxx

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:45 pm

      Awww – thank you Gemma, what a lovely comment. Yes, kids really are just priceless aren’t they. I just wish I had them on permanent record as they come out with something ridiculous almost all the time! Love them. Steph xxx

  5. 14th September 2015 / 2:06 am

    This is just the sweetest thing! Her answers are so innocent and honest, bless her! I am desperate to do a similar thing with my little girl (I saw the birthday interviews doing the rounds a year or two ago on blogs), but she is only 2 so I still have a while to wait! I love your idea of doing these each year and compiling some type of memory book for your girls to read through when they get older 🙂

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Oh Emily – yes you must do this too. It’s too ute to listen to what they say, and as I said in the post, just watching her try to please me almost was a bit of a tearjerker moment. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Steph xxx

  6. 13th September 2015 / 9:25 pm

    This is so cute! I love that you will be famous for being mad and love lollies, it’s so funny! I am very tempted to try this on my son… x

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Julia – you absolutely must do this!! That’s an order! As you can see, what they come out with is either super cute or just damned hilarious!!! Big hugs, Steph xxx

  7. 13th September 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Oh, this is lovely! So sweet, and it will be such fun to look back on 🙂

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks Sara – yes, I’m so pleased Ive finally actually got round to doing it now! I just can’t wait until the next round of questions!! Steph xxx

  8. 13th September 2015 / 9:02 pm

    This is so cute!! I’ve been meaning to do this as a vlog with Lili for the past year, I wanted to do it on the eve of her starting school last year, then again this year as she went into year 1 but alas time got the better of me.

    Some of those answers are just so sweet! Also, good to know she thinks you were a teen mum ha ha!! Great post xxx

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:57 pm

      Yes – that’s the problem isn’t it – all good intentions etc etc, but time just flies. Perhaps I might have to blog the next set of results (if I can wait that long of course)!! S xxx

  9. 13th September 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Awww, I love this! Vix did this on our blog with Scarlett, it always generates such sweet answers! X

    • 20th September 2015 / 8:58 pm

      Yes – it was solo sweet. I can’t believe it’s sort of been sat in my drafts for over a year!! I’m just so glad i finally kicked myself up the bottom and did it! Yay!! Thanks so much for the fab comment, Steph xxx

  10. 13th September 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Oh i love this! I would love to do this questionnaire with Miss M to see what she thinks! #sundaystars

  11. 13th September 2015 / 7:42 pm

    lovely idea Steph be a lovely way to record how the girls grow and develop, she’s a babe as well going around saying mummy is 20 bet you love that! #sundaystars

  12. 13th September 2015 / 7:07 pm

    This is so adorable! Some of those answers are hilarious. You must ask these every year and keep a record of the answer. 🙂 xx #sundaystars

  13. 13th September 2015 / 5:59 pm

    Such a heart warming post! Absolutely adore this idea too, what a fabulous way to record you daughter at this stage of her life. Would love to do this with my daughter Elsie. My husband often does little video interviews with her on his phone and they always turn out great 🙂 x


  14. 13th September 2015 / 4:24 pm

    You wish you were 20!!! No tell her the truth!! LOL!! This is SO cute 🙂 She is so sweet. Such a fab idea and how funny xxxx


  15. 13th September 2015 / 2:12 pm

    We did this a while back, but I didn’t think about asking the same questions again next year. Great idea

  16. 13th September 2015 / 2:00 pm

    This is so lovely!! I just love the first answer – ‘words’. Brilliant!

  17. Random Musings
    13th September 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Aww such a sweet post 🙂 Kids often surprise me with their insight in these questionnaires. Thanks for hosting #SundayStars 🙂

  18. 13th September 2015 / 11:51 am

    So cute – I can’t wait to do this with my daughter when she’s older x #sundaystars

  19. 13th September 2015 / 11:33 am

    aw I love this idea… and the questions too are just perfect. Might try these for my own kids too… #SundaysStars

  20. 13th September 2015 / 11:17 am

    Such sweet answers and this is such a brilliant idea to do! #sundaystars

  21. 13th September 2015 / 9:11 am

    I love her answers. I wish I had done this. What does mummy do ‘stuff’. Love it. I will ask my youngest.

  22. 13th September 2015 / 8:36 am

    Ha ha! If she said I was 20 I would love her forever! So cute xxx

  23. 13th September 2015 / 8:23 am

    Ah what a cute idea! I tried to do something similar with my little boy but he’s not quite 3 yet and just thought I was being silly!! #thisweekIveloved

  24. 13th September 2015 / 8:11 am

    I love this idea so much! I saw a similar one on a blog a few weeks back and thought I’d love to try it with Tyger (and Bear when he’s older) but completely forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me and for posting the answers Holly gave: so cute!

    Also thanks for hosting #SundayStars

  25. 13th September 2015 / 6:06 am

    Haha, love how logical little ones are. What does Mummy say? Words. Can’t wait to do this with my little boy though, such a lovely idea. #sundaystars

  26. 12th September 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Such a sweetie!!! I love that she thinks you’re 20… only a year out?!
    And I had no idea you liked the dinosaur park *that* much. I just love everything about this – please do it every year for both of your girls xxx

  27. 12th September 2015 / 4:41 pm

    This is so cute! I can’t wait to do this with my daughter! x #ThisWeekIveLoved

  28. 12th September 2015 / 7:28 am

    I love that you are 20 and were 16 when you had her!!

  29. 11th September 2015 / 8:29 am

    Awwww soooo totally cute Steph – love this and it’s a fab thing to do over and over and see how the answers change. I did it a while back with my MasterB and his answers really surprised me.
    Thanks for hosting #ThisWeekIveLoved
    Sammy xxx

  30. 9th September 2015 / 9:35 am

    Brilliant! I lol! Made even more funnier as I know you. Now stop playing with someone else and buy some more toys x

    • 9th September 2015 / 2:39 pm

      OOh – Ive been told!! hehehe It was so cute, you’ll have to do this with Clara – when she’s just that little bit older of course!! xxx

  31. 9th September 2015 / 9:21 am

    Sooooo cute! I did one of these with likes boys for him and it was so sweet. I’ve been saving it to do with Harley about me but was saving. Seeing how well holly answered hers, I might well do mine now too! Xx

    • 9th September 2015 / 2:40 pm

      She did amazingly well don’t you think!! Yes – definitely ask Harley now! Tonight!!!! Then let me see too! We can compare how they think! Hehehehe xxxx

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