Interview with a …. seven year old

Each Spring, since my eldest son was four, I have interviewed him and blogged the results.  I always ask the same questions and it’s been interesting to see the change in his answers (and how much he’s forgotten since the year before – it was clear last year for instance, that his school was taking the Jubilee year seriously).  Here are this year’s answers.  You can read his answers as a four-year old, five-year old and six-year-old too.


How old are you? seven

How old are Mummy and Daddy? Mummy’s 38 and Daddy’s 46

Who is in charge of the country? The Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Who is the Queen? Queen Elizabeth II and she’s been on the throne for 60 years and she has a sister Princess Anna I think. Well, she has a sister anyway

What’s your favourite food? Pasta Bake

How do you make pasta bake?  you need tomato passata, peppers, mushrooms, pasta of course. If you want you can have cheese for the top and that’s all I can remember

Whats your favourite song? “What Makes You Beautiful”  by One Direction

Where do carrots come from? the ground? carrot seeds! you have to pull them out of the ground when they’re grown (mimes pulling a carrot out of the ground gigantic-turnip style)

What do you do at school? at the moment my school topic is dragons, knights and castles and we’re doing about Rumpelstiltskin. There was a miller and he boasted about his daughter and said “my daughter can spin straw into gold” to the King and the King put her in a room full of straw. A funny man came along and found her crying because she couldn’t do it and he said “I will do it for you. What will you give me?” and she said “I will give you my necklace”. And that’s it, all I want to tell you. I don’t want to tell you anymore.

We are doing repeated additions and arrys in maths and times tables and that’s it.

What does Mummy do when you’re at school? On Mondays she goes to breastfeeding group with Cacha and Sid and on Tuesdays Cacha goes to BabyBallet and that’s about it. Oh, and sometimes she goes to Costa, well quite often actually. And she sometimes does a little bit of work.

What does Daddy do when you’re at school?  He goes to work and fixes and uses computers and that’s a job.

How does a car work? I don’t know. I’ll have to ask Nina about that.

Where do babies come from? A seed that the man will give to his girlfriend or wife and then they become pregnant, the woman obviously, not the man because the man gave the seed to the woman to eat, and that’s what creates the baby. I’m quite surrounded by babies at the moment.

What do you want to be when you grow up?  A rock star and I’ve already thought of the name of my band – Rock Out – and I think, if I can remember at that time, this will be my first song : “Judo”.

What do they do?  He plays rock music and if he’s lucky he might go on X Factor and win. He might perform on X Factor or Britain’s Got Talent.

What will you call your children?  If I have a boy I would call it Ian seeing as it will never call me my name, it will call me Dad. If I have a girl will call her Emily. I might call them that if I have one

What is something Mummy always says to you?  “Hurry up with your work at school”. And people will think this is weird but “Night, night, sleep tight, sweet dreams, love you muchly, see you in the morning, nuclear bottoms”. Nuclear bottoms? They will think “whaaat? Explosive poo?”

What are your favourite toys? My favourite toys are my Lego castle and Transformers and the Touchpad

What makes you happy? When my family kiss and cuddle me and my little brother Sid smiles at me and lets me kiss him. And when he’s content.

What makes you sad? When my parents shout at me (which isn’t very often but it makes me sad) and when Sid is crying

What’s the best thing in the world? I  think the best thing in the world is my family because they always let me have nice treats and they let me have pancakes in Lent when I gave them up even though I don’t celebrate Lent.

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