Whether you’re looking for some light entertainment on a rainy day or want to know your mom and dad a little better, it can be a lot of fun to ask your parents a list of questions.
Everyone has interesting stories to tell and memories to share, and it’s easy to forget that your parents are no different!
So to give you some inspiration and to go with our list of the best questions to ask your grandparents and siblings, let’s take a look at over forty funny, dumb and good questions to ask your parents.
Questions To Ask Your Parents
- How did you and mom / dad meet?
- Tell me about the day I was born?
- How did you come up with my name?
- What was your nickname growing up?
- What was life like before the internet or smart phones?
- What’s your pet hate?
- What’s your idea of luxury?
- What are you scared of?
- What makes you truly happy?
- If you could give your 21 year old self one piece of advice, what would it be?
- What was the first music record you ever bought?
- Who was your favorite musician when you were younger?
- What was the first concert you ever went to?
- What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?
- If you could change one thing about mom / dad, what would it be?
- Where is the best vacation spot you’ve ever been to?
- What is your favorite city and why?
- What’s the hardest thing about having kids?
- Was it love at first sight between you and mom / dad?
- What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
- Who is your hero?
- If you could have only one superpower, what would it be?
- If you didn’t call me (insert your name), what do you think I’d be called?
- What 3 things would you take if you were stuck on a desert island?
- How did you propose / be proposed to?
- What is your biggest regret?
- Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
- Is there anything you wish you spent more time doing?
- What did you want to be when you were growing up?
- What is the best decision you have ever made?
- What is the worst purchase you’ve ever made?
- Have you ever met anyone famous?
- What’s the most trouble you’ve ever been in?
- Tell me about something naughty you did as a child.
- What makes you truly happy?
- If you won the lottery, how would you spend the money?
- If you could have been anything in the world, what job would you have liked to do?
- Would you rather have a chef or a chauffeur / driver?
- Tell me about your most memorable meal?
- What was my most annoying habit as a child?
- Tell me your best joke.
Advice on How To Ask Your Parents Good Questions
Asking your mom or dad a list of questions might seem a little strange and unnatural, so here’s a few tips to help you make the most of your questioning:
- Listen well to your mom or dad’s answers, and look out for areas to probe and expand upon by asking follow on questions.
- When it comes to digging deeper and asking your parents to expand on an answer, it pays dividends to remember the 5W’s of journalism (Who, What, Where, When, Why).
- A good tactic can be to mix up the serious questions with the funny and dumb ones, as this will help keep the overall tone light and playful, and less like an interview.
- Lastly, it might be a good idea to ask your questions over a series of days or weeks, so the process doesn’t feel like an interrogation. This will also give enough time to answer properly and to allow for any storytelling and probing that you may have.