We used the list from 35 Ideas to Help Encourage Table Talk this week and some of the answers were great, especially from my 3-year-old. I really just had to share.
When we asked If you ran your school for a day what would it look like? We got some pretty typical answers like: recess all day, play video games all day, or gym and lunch all day. It was the 3-year-old who made us laugh though. She said: We will wake up with coffee, play Barbies, drink Cokes like a woman, fly like pink butterflies, then the mommies will pick us up. We thought it was great that she thought going to school was more or less what she sees me do throughout the day with her own additions thrown in. It was great.
We also asked If you could stay up all night what would you do? My 9-year-old answered: First I would need a lot of caffeine to make it through the night so I would drink a bunch of cokes, then play video games for awhile and then I would be hungry so I would need some Doritos and more cokes and probably some Ramen Noodles and brownies. Then I would go back to playing video games and maybe watch a show. If there were time I would play a board game too. Haha. I would say that he is all ready for college with that plan! Luckily, he knows how to make those Ramen Noodles and brownies solo, and I won’t have to stay up with him because this Momma couldn’t stay up all night if she had too.
We had previously discussed this question on a different occasion but it still lead to some good conversation. If you could only bring 3 things with you to an deserted island what would they be? The oldest two kids tried to be practical and came up with ideas like water, a fire starter, or a tent. My middle son seemed to completely miss the point which we thought was hilarious, but he did not see it that way. He answered: My medals, a car, and a fish tank. He explained that if he caught fish they would need somewhere to go, like for storage. He said you could sleep in the car, and well, he is really proud of all his medals so obviously.
I hope that some of you were able to get some great conversations going or at least laughed together while asking a few of these questions. I know we did.