Last night, I called my dad and asked him 20 questions…
He was sitting on his sofa in Michigan, and I was on my sofa in New York, and it was SUCH a fun way to chat for an hour and learn so much about him that I never realized I didn’t know! And I was thinking: For Thanksgiving, when everyone is staying apart, Zoom calls are fine, but sometimes it’s hard to think of what to say — whereas interviewing someone keeps the conversation really fun and engaging. So, in case you’d like to interview your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings or other loved ones, here are the questions I asked:
What’s your favorite food?
What’s something random that you’re good at?
Where would you like to go in the world?
What’s your pet peeve?
One of your favorite restaurants you’ve ever been to?
What’s something beautiful that you’ve seen in your life?
If you didn’t have your job, what’s another job you’d have?
What was one of your favorite birthdays?
How did you think of the names for your children?
Tell me about the pets you’ve had during your life.
Did you ever get in huge trouble with your parents, at school, etc.?
Have you ever broken a bone? Or gotten very hurt/ill?
What qualities did you see in your parents that you really admired?
What nicknames have you had in your life?
Most embarrassing moment?
Who would you most want to have dinner with (dead or alive)?
What’s your phobia?
What celebrity would play you in a movie?
And just for fun, a lightning round:
Pools vs. hot tubs?
Tea vs. coffee?
Going out to movies vs. renting movies?
Milk chocolate vs. dark chocolate?
Flight vs. invisibility?
My dad revealed things I never knew — for instance, he almost died when he was 13 because he was bitten by a monkey. Also, his favorite dessert is Boston Cream Pie and Pierce Brosnan would play him in a movie! Chatting about all things big and small was a really fun way to spend an evening.
What are you Thanksgiving plans? Hope everyone stays safe and sound. xoxo