Monday, August 15, 2011

For Posterity and Fun

I found a list of date ideas from My Creative Stirrings and the one below stood out to me the most.

Here is the excerpt from her blog:

"12. Video Date- Have a video date where you take turns asking each other a series of questions. This would be a fabulous gift to your children in the future. It may even be fun for the two of you to re-watch. Haven't you ever wondered what your parents body movements or facial expressions were like when they were your age? Record something now because you never know when the chance will be gone. It should be fun!

You could come up with your own questions or use mine. Have fun and be creative!
1. What was your home town like?
2. How well did you get a long with your siblings, parents, teachers?
3. If you could re-do anything from the past what would it be?
4. What were you like in grade school, junior high, and high school?
5. What are some of your happiest memories from your childhood?
6. List 4 dreams (2 practical and 2 fun)
7. List 2 fears
8. What are 2 of your favorite breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts?
9. Name 3 hobbies.
10. How did you meet mom/dad?
11. Name three of your favorite traits of mom/dad?
12. List two of your favorite traits of each child or share your favorite memory of each child.
13. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
14. What is your favorite color, animal, book, movie...
15. What is your happiest memory.
16. What was college like?
17. List three pieces of advise.
18. Anything else?"

Why, yes! I have wondered what my parents were like when they were my age. Thanks for pointing that out. I really want to leave traces of my husband and I for my (future) kids to discover. Then they will know that we too were once young and not so old and out-of-touch. (Not that I will ever be old and out-of-touch but just in case they think that, of course.)

My husband and I actually just bought a little flip video camera that I have been wondering what to do with. I'm sure when we have kids we will be recording their every move like every other new parent. But for now it is just the two of us and this is a perfect idea.

My sister, Amy, actually did a variation of this for my bachelorette party. She asked my hubby-to-be questions ahead of time. Then at my party she had me answer the questions before I saw the video. For every answer of mine that did not match his, I had a "body part" added to my hangman's noose. (Great combination of Trivial Pursuits and Hangman, Amy) Of course some of the questions were a little more spicy, so my children will probably not be seeing THAT video.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea!! I soo what to do it! You are right - at some point every kid wonders what their parents were like when they were younger.