Family Interviews for Fun

I thought it would fun to sit down and do a little interview with Lane.

The questions started with a few favorites: movie, food, drink, color, clothes, and place to go. (Lane’s favorite food? Snack. Love it.) I also asked:

  • What do you like to play?
  • What do you like about Mommy?
  • What do you like about Daddy?

I wanted to make this a family tradition, so Doug and I answered interview questions too. It was fun to see what we answered the same. (Favorite TV Show? The Office. Food? Sushi. Place to Go? Get coffee.)

For us I also included the questions:

  • What things are awesome?
  • What do you like to look at?
  • What are you looking forward to this year?
  • What was great about last year?
  • What do you like about each family member?

I am looking forward to doing this each January and keeping the pages in a collection.

There are so many things that I bookmark for later, and I’m so glad I tried this one. I want to encourage you to try something this week that you’ve been wanting to do!
About Rachel

I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home. Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Oh, I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am such a sentimentalist-scrapbooker and this is perfect.

    Thank you so much. (can you tell I’m sappy about this kind of stuff?)

    Shannon´s last blog post..Prepare Your Home For a Day of Rest: Notes & Tips

  2. I’m gonna start doing something like this. :)

  3. Fun! Last year we bought blank board books and each child made a book about himself. We had a page for his birth story, one for how he’s like other family members, one for what he wants to be when he grows up…it was really fun, and a great keepsake!

  4. It’s so funny you would post on this. Last night my husband was ‘interviewing’ our daughter. He asked her what Mommy’s favorite color is: pink, Daddy’s favorite color: blue, the cat’s favorite color: black (he IS black), her favorite color: red. Then … she told him that she’s the princess, Mommy is the queen, Daddy is the king, and the cat is the clown!

    Nicki at Domestic Cents´s last blog post..Welcome Home, Dinner’s In The Oven

  5. What a fun idea. How great it would be to see these answers evolve over the years. and the hand prints grow! Why do they have to grow so fast??

  6. What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

    MNKristy´s last blog post..Food to Fight Hunger

  7. That is a great idea! The funny answers are always the best!

  8. This is a great idea!

    On January 17th on my blog I gave the Small Notebook an award. I hope you have a chance to check it out. You were one of my favorite top 8 blogs.

    SoBella Creations´s last blog post..Candice N Katies Art

  9. Cute idea! What a neat keapsake! This would be a cute scrapbooking memory to include on a scrapbook page.

    Jenny´s last blog post.."Out of many, we are one"

  10. This is a great idea and you’ll be glad later. I have a memory box for both of my kids. Over the years I have placed notes they wrote, school papers, funny things they said that I wrote down, artwork, etc.

    It is a representation of their past. I am still adding to it and our oldest is in college.

    momstheword´s last blog post..WHAT KIND OF A "CLEANER" ARE YOU?

  11. Great idea. My daughter, who loves to talk, would loooove this.

    Jolene´s last blog post..My Blog is Fabulous!

  12. We do this sometimes, too! Another question we like to ask is, “If you could name yourself, what would your name be?”

    We also do Father’s Day & Mother’s Day interviews:
    * What’s the best thing about Daddy?
    * What’s the worst thing about Daddy?

    The answers are hilarious. (The worst thing about Daddy this year was “all those ratty t-shirts.” Yep.)

    Naomi´s last blog post..Unsettled

  13. “sitting on mommy’s lap” and “daddy’s here” . . . oh my gosh! PRECIOUS! This is a darling idea. Thanks for passing it along.

    Megan@SortaCrunchy´s last blog post..evidently , things are tough all over

  14. It’s amazing how much our children change over the years, yet how much they stay the same. I was just reading in my little girl’s baby book (she just celebrated her 3rd birthday) and I read about how when I was pregnant with her she used to get into the most uncomfortable positions, and when I’d try to move her she would kick me.

    Reading that, I had to laugh because now that she’s 3, she has perfected the art of saying the word, “Mo-OM!” and she is as stubborn as they come. Everything is, “No, Mommy, I do it mySELF!” So, simply put, she is the same at 3 years old as she was in the womb. It’s her way or the highway (well, as much as Mommy lets her get away with it!)

    What a great idea to do an interview with your little one. I think I may try to do that with mine once a year (maybe around their birthdays?) and stick it in their baby books.

    KaseyQ´s last blog post..Swagbucks ROCKS!

  15. Truly an awesome & easy project :>

    Vicki´s last blog post..Day 1…

  16. This is fantastic! I think I will have my budding journalist take this idea and make it her own! I love it!

    misty´s last blog post..those little girls in green….

  17. i am always grateful for my grandpa, who used to record a radio show in his house – so he had the mics and everything, who would record us annually… some are embarrassing to listen to – but i love that we have those old tapes! now we try to remember to get our kids recorded, too.

  18. I like the simplicity of your questions! I (this year) started doing this on my kiddo’s birthday, along with a handprint. I am such a perfectionist, though, always trying to ask too many questions, etc. Even the simple is a great keepsake!

    And Kelli’s comment reminds me of another keepsake idea–last year I recorded myself reading books to the kiddos–with the idea then they could listen to stories even if I couldn’t read to them. It turned out to be really neat, because their voices are in the background, I had them say their names and ages, and sing a couple favorite songs. I need to get the recorder and do it again! :)

    Melanie´s last blog post..Ice Cream, Anyone?

  19. I love this idea. I think I will try it with my twins!

    Kelli´s last blog post..Cold Remedies

  20. what a fabulous idea! i love it! i do all sorts of keepsake activities with my kids, but hadn’t thought to actually interview them to record this information!

    nicola´s last blog post..cast on knit purl knit purl repeat

  21. Love this!
    (And could your handwriting be more perfect?)

    jill´s last blog post..what i’ve got…

  22. I saw this post on Let’s Explore and I really want to do this with my kids…

    Julie´s last blog post..Alone Time With Mommy

  23. Slackerjo says:

    Would it be weird to do this with the dog? Of course every question would be “cookies.”

  24. such a great idea!!

  25. I LOVE this…I’m gonna do it this weekend, what a great idea!

    Sarah@Life in the Parsonage´s last blog post..Too Random for a Title