How often do you ask your kids random questions just to hear their answer? I love asking my boys silly questions and love to see how their answers change over time too! Rocco is in that stage where you’ll ask him such an ‘off the wall’ question and he’ll be completely serious about his ‘off the wall’ answer. As a parent, trying to keep a straight face through the conversation is the most fun part! A few days ago, Rocco and I had some one on one time & we decided to make fruit smoothies! I totally took the opportunity to ask him a few random questions and we had a fun time together!
Me: “Wouldn’t it be fun to be an animal?”
Rocco: “No. I don’t want to be any animal. I just want to be Rocco.”
Me: “I think it would be fun to be a bird so that I could fly!”
Rocco: “Yeah. And we could eat the clouds! Nooo….. we can’t eat clouds. Mommy? Why can’t we eat clouds?”
Rocco: “Because they are puffy?”
Me: “We should ask daddy. He’ll have some scientific answer for you that I know you’re looking for.”
Rocco: “What do clouds taste like?”
Me: “Probably like water… Rocco, Do you want to have kids when you grow up?”
Rocco: “Yes. I want to have 9 kids… 60 boys and 7 girls.”
Me: “WOW! What would you do with all of those kids?”
Rocco: “Push them on the swing for 20 minutes… and ride bikes… and go to San Francisco!”
Me: “You would need to work hard to take 9 kids to San Francisco. Where do you want to work when you grow up?”
Rocco: “Ummm… I’ll just type on the computer at the office.”
Me: “Oh yeah? That’s just like daddy! Daddy works on the computer too! Do you know how old daddy is?”
Me: “79! That’s pretty old!”
Rocco: “Yeah, he’s bigger than me… and old.”
Me: “I love you, bud.”
Rocco: “You’re pretty mommy. You look pretty. You know mommy, girls like compliments.”
Me: “They sure do! Thank you, love. I love you.”
Rocco: “I love you mommy.”
I love these one on one moments with Rocco. Sometimes they are ‘deep’ (you know, as deep as you can get with a boy who just turned 4) and other times (like this time), they’re are just so sweet and silly and make me laugh.
(“I want to have 9 kids – 60 boys & 7 girls.”)
If you’re at home with your kids today, make a smoothie and ask them a couple of random questions… you just never know where the conversation will take you!
Making Fruit Smoothies:
6 strawberries (+ 2 for garnish)
2 small yogurt containers (we used strawberry yogurt)
6 or so ice-cubes
BLEND & SERVE!
Upside down strawberry is Rocco’s; he didn’t want the ‘green leaves’! *wink*