20 Questions: Tracking how your kids grow

I love the game 20 questions – one person thinks of an object, person or thing and then the other asks questions to work out what it is.

I also love tracking things – particularly my boys as they grow.  We have the marks on a piece of wood where we track their heights as time passes.  Every year, our photos get curated and we send off for a printed photobook to help us appreciate the year that has passed, the people and experiences that have made it up.  But, I am a bit worried we might forget about some of the funny things they think as they grow.

Recently, I saw somewhere on social media an idea to ask questions each year and to track these – I love it!  Here are my 20 questions with answers from my boys.  My boys are currently 2 and 4 so your questions may be different.  Which would you change and which would you keep?

Son1: Age 4 – very cooperative 🙂
Son2: Age 2 – struggled to answer any questions!

1. What is your favourite colour?
Son1: Green
Son2: Blue – everything blue.

2. What is your favourite toy?
Son1: Trains
Son2:

3. What is your favourite fruit?
Son1: Apple, as long as they don’t have bruises on.
Son2: Banana

4. What is your favourite TV show?
Son1: Zingzillas
Son2: Stickman

5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?
Son1: Chorizo wrap
Son2:

6. What is your favourite thing to wear?
Son1: Shorts
Son2:

7. What is your favourite game?
Son1: I don’t know.
Son2:

8. What is your favourite snack?
Son1: Cereal bars – a whole pile of them!
Son2:

9. What is your favourite animal?
Son1: That’s tricky to understand …. elephants!
Son2:

10. What is your favourite song?
Son1: The big sing from Zingzillas – the banana car one.
Son2:

11. What is your favourite book?
Son1: Book with no pictures
Son2:

12. Where is your favourite place?
Son1: Belfast Zoo
Son2:

13. What is your favourite thing to do outside?
Son1: Go to the park and fly my kite on a very windy day.
Son2:

14. What is your favourite thing to have for breakfast?
Son1: Marmite and toast
Son2:

15. What is your favourite thing to have for dinner?
Son1: Sausage pasta
Son2:

16. What is your favourite drink?
Son1: Orange juice
Son2:

17. What is your favourite holiday?
Son1: London
Son2:

18. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
Son1: All of your teddies
Son2:

19. What is your favourite teddy?
Son1: Charlie Bear
Son2:

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Son1: Fireman, policeman, coast guard, bird watcher, lifeboat worker, builder, architect – but I’m going to start off with the police man.
Son2:

2 thoughts on “20 Questions: Tracking how your kids grow”

  1. I decided to ask Toby the same questions. He’s 2 and 8mos. I was surprised how immediate and definite he was about some of the answers! His answers are as he said them, clarifications in parentheses where needed.

    1. What is your favourite colour?
    Yellow.

    2. What is your favourite toy?
    Lighting LeQueen. (Lightning McQueen)

    3. What is your favourite fruit?
    Apple! And pear!

    4. What is your favourite TV show?
    Naughty pirates. (Swashbuckle was paused as I asked these)

    5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?
    Yogurts.

    6. What is your favourite thing to wear?
    (After some thought) Costumes.

    7. What is your favourite game?
    I don’t know.

    8. What is your favourite snack?
    Cake snack!

    9. What is your favourite animal?
    RAWRRRR! Dinosaurs. They’re quite big.

    10. What is your favourite song?
    Thomas the Tank Engine, and the digger song.

    11. What is your favourite book?
    (Reached for nearest book) The frog. (Some book about frogs)

    12. Where is your favourite place?
    Hide and seek places.

    13. What is your favourite thing to do outside?
    Play the ball game. I also play the grown up ball game. (Screwball Scramble, which he found yesterday)

    14. What is your favourite thing to have for breakfast?
    Dinosaur brains and dinosaur bottoms! (Weetabix and grain hoops, I am a brill dad)

    15. What is your favourite thing to have for dinner?
    Pasta.

    16. What is your favourite drink?
    Juice.

    17. What is your favourite holiday?
    Sand holiday. (The beach)

    18. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
    Cuddly Olivia. (This simply isn’t true)

    19. What is your favourite [soft toy]?
    Olivia. (Again, lies. It’s Dino or Abbie, and they’re going to be devastated)

    20. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    A tiger!

    1. Awesome – he managed to do a bit better than Son2 in being able to articulate his answers but maybe I just asked him on a bad day!! Love that he wants to be a tiger 🙂

      Looking forward to seeing you guys in the summer.

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