Life According To A Three Year Old: Third Birthday Interview

 3rd Birthday Interview Month By Month Image

One of the things that I have wanted to do for the longest time on the blog is a birthday interview with the little lady. Over the last few years I’ve seen a few other bloggers do them and always thought they were a really sweet way to mark a little ones birthday. But up until this year I’ve always thought she has been too young to do one. So when she turned three this week I couldn’t wait to sit her down and finally interview her so that we have something fun to look back on. I’ve included all the typical types of questions you would expect to see in a birthday interview, but I also thought it would be fun to add in a few about what its like having a new baby brother and our upcoming holiday this summer. So this is life in 28 questions in the life of a three year old. Happy birthday little lady!

What’s Your Name?


How Old Are You?

2, pauses, looks at me then says 3 (in all fairness she just turned 3 this week!)

When Is Your Birthday?

In July

How Old Is Daddy?

Looks at me questionably before answering 4

How Old Is Mummy?

2. Clearly there is something very wrong here if she thinks I am younger than her!

What’s Your Favorite Colour?

Yellow, pink and red…and white and yellow, and green! We definitely need to work on her comprehension of favourite.

What’s Your Favorite Food?

Spaghetti bolognese and cereal (not together thankfully!)

Whats Your Favourite Drink?

Milk and water..adds in orange juice as an after thought. She claims to like an orange juice even though she never drinks it, she has just noticed her cousins and friends drinking it which obviously makes it very cool!

Who’s Your Best Friend?

Mummy and daddy. Very cute, good answer little one.

What’s Your Favorite Programme?

Bing. She does like Bing but this is a surprising answer given her current obsession with all things Marvel.

What’s Your Favorite Song?

Close by Nick Jonas. She described it as the song she always asks me to play in the car at the moment. Annoyingly this served as a reminder and she asked me to put it on right there and then almost derailing our interview.

What’s Your Favorite Animal? 

A piggy. She always asks to go and see the pigs first when we go to a farm and now I know why!

What Is your Favourite Book?

Fox. I take this to mean Fox’s Socks by Axel Schleffer which I would have to agree is a very good book.

What Are You Scared Of?

A spider. So me pretending not to be scared of spiders for the last three years was pointless. Fab.

What Makes You Happy?

Chocolate. The girl is obsessed, although luckily not addicted to it!

What Is Your Favourite Thing To Do?


Where Is Your Favourite Place To Go?

To the farm and for a walk. The fact that we are going to a farm for her birthday party this weekend has probably been at the forefront of her mind and is influencing her answer somewhat. But she does love going for walks and taking her scooter with us. We definitely need to try to do this more over the summer.

What Do You Want To Do Today?

Play Lego and building bricks. We didn’t end up doing either of these things, and ended up spending our afternoon doing lots of arts and crafts which I expected would be her answer as she loves doing this.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

A mummy (seriously?!)

What Do You Like Helping Mummy Do?

Clean the floor. Our lives are sounding so glam right now!

What Do You Like Helping Daddy Do?

Making his coffee

What Is Your Favourite Thing About Mummy?

She plays with me

What Is Your Favourite Thing About Daddy?

He plays music with me. I can only imagine she means watching music videos on You Tube as I can’t think of when else he does this, neither of us are particularly musical!

Where Did Mummy and Daddy Get The Baby From?

Hospital. She knows that mummy and daddy went into the hospital with baby in mummy’s tummy and came out of it with baby!

What Do You Like Doing As A Big Sister?

Reading books and playing with my baby brother.

Where Do You Want To Go On Holiday?

Portugal. Should be interesting given that we’re going to Mauritius this summer!

What Do You Want To Do On Holiday?

Make some sand castles

What Are You Going To Pack in Your Suitcase?

Suncream, goggles and my swimming costume. The little lady is so excited about packing her suitcase and talks about it all the time at the moment!

We had so much fun doing this birthday interview, we’re definitely going to try to do these each year now. I can imagine it probably would have been even more fun to do a video of this, so one for next year perhaps!

Have you ever done a birthday interview with your little one?

My Petit Canard
3 Little Buttons
Best of Worst
Cuddle Fairy


  1. July 24, 2016 / 10:39 am

    What a wonderful idea! It will be so special for your daughter to read her birthday interviews when she is older. I love it!

  2. July 25, 2016 / 6:14 am

    Awww I love this. I did one with Oldest a couple of weeks ago and this has reminded me that I need to get it up on the blog! I love her answers, so cute, especially the ages one 🙂 #marvmondays
    Emma recently posted…Kids’ Bedroom Wishlist From George At AsdaMy Profile

  3. July 25, 2016 / 6:30 am

    Love this! What a great idea. Loved question 9 – who is your best friend..very sweet! Also very cute how she likes playing with her little brother, sounds like she’s loving the role as big sister!x
    Aba recently posted…What is in my changing bag?My Profile

  4. July 25, 2016 / 6:41 am

    Aww! I always love reading these interviews with kids! Emilie turns 3 on Saturday. I might have to do this with her 🙂

  5. July 25, 2016 / 8:02 am

    This is sooooo adorable I love it!! I think Ella has grasped the concept of favourite but in some categories it is just too hard to choose! Happy birthday Ella… hope you had a good one!
    Katie recently posted…Ted Wears Organics: Brand Reppin It Up!My Profile

  6. July 25, 2016 / 8:16 am

    This is gorgeous. I did this with NG this morning as I saw the title of your post as I was linking … she said the funniest thing I do is tickle her and the funniest thing she does is poo(??!) I love the fact she wants to go to the farm – NG is also obsessed (and they might share a birthday – NG’s is July and she’s just turned three as well!) #marvmondays
    Right Royal Mother recently posted…Bringing America’s Sippy Cup Back HomeMy Profile

  7. The Tale of Mummyhood
    July 25, 2016 / 8:24 am

    This is so cute! You must be doing a wonderful job if your daughter wants to be a Mummy just like you! Lovely x

  8. July 25, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Ah how lovely! My little one loves to pack up her bags too when we go away 🙂 Also need to try and explain favourite to her, she has about seven favourite colours too! 🙂 #MarvMondays
    Kat recently posted…#BigBloggerExpo – 24th July 2016My Profile

  9. July 25, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    So stealing this shamelessly! Ha! My daughter is 3 a month before the baby comes. Love her answers especially the ones where it’s obvious how much she loves you and daddy! Spag Bol and chocolate and definitely two of my daughters faves too! I hope your holiday is fabulous xx thanks for hosting.
    Sarah howe recently posted…The Power of a MummyMy Profile

  10. July 25, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I love this age! Such adorable answers 🙂 Who are your best friends…mummy and daddy..oh I love it when you’re the centre of their entire world…it soon changes though! Have a fab time in Mauritius!! Tor x #marvmondays
    teacuptoria recently posted…Watch Out WorldMy Profile

  11. July 25, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    Aw I love this – soooo adorable! I can’t wait until my little lady can talk so I can record some answers…that made my heart melt when she said mummy and daddy are her best friends! xx #marvmondays
    Bridie By The Sea recently posted…Schools Out For Summer: 5 Ways to CopeMy Profile

  12. July 25, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    I love that she loves chocolate and cleaning the floor, which I think is something that continues with women throughout their lives. Very funny. #marvellousmondays

  13. July 25, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    I love this idea, it is so cute and will be so nice to look back on in years to come. I love the year of photos too. She sounds like such a little character! I think you need to work on her ambition to be a mummy when she’s older though! #marvmondays
    Fran Back With A Bump recently posted…Breathing & Getting EngagedMy Profile

  14. July 25, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    She’ll love reading this when she is older! You must do them every year now – no pressure! Alison x #MarvMondays

  15. July 25, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    What a lovely idea for a post! Agree with the other commenters; it’ll be something for her to look back on when she’s older! I might try this with my toddler! Thanks for hosting #MarvMondays 🙂
    The Speed Bump recently posted…Is Age Just A Number?My Profile

  16. July 25, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Eeek Ella is SO adorable. Noah has just moved onto Bing! From Peppa, which I’m glad about as I love the little morals.

  17. July 25, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I love this! Such a great way to get into the psyche of a three year old X #marvMonday

  18. July 25, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Aww so cute! I love asking my daughter questions they always give such sweet, innocent answers 🙂 #MarvMondays

  19. July 25, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I love this idea and her answers are so precious. It will be wonderful to see how the answers change as she gets older.

  20. July 26, 2016 / 8:12 am

    Zaharah and I loved reading this! It’s super cute we loved Ella’s answers especially daddy’s age and cleaning the floor! Ella does love her house chores even when she visits her Aunty! Doing a video will be even more fantastic as we love watching her on film!

  21. July 26, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    This is a lovely idea, I may have to do this on my kids birthdays and watch the answers change through the years #marvmondays

    • July 29, 2016 / 12:18 am

      It doesnt feel like that a lot of the time at the moment, we have a bit of a threenager!

  22. July 26, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I loved reading this. Kids say the cutest and funniest things. It’s great that Ella likes cleaning the floor, I’m think my daughter is following in the same footsteps as she really likes the hoover and chases it when it’s on! Claire x #MarvMondays
    The Pramshed recently posted…The Partner’s View – Ramblings of a Reluctant MotherMy Profile

    • July 29, 2016 / 12:17 am

      They really do. Some things I was surprised at and had no idea of, like the cleaning answers. I never would have guessed! It seems to be a thing though as a couple of other bloggers have said that their children responding with a cleaning related answer to the same question!

  23. July 26, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    You have really inspired me to do this with my 3yo -you should make this the #kiddytag, just like the #mummytag and #thedaddytag – honestly this would really catch on! Love it! Too cute! #marvmondays

    • July 27, 2016 / 8:31 am

      I think I may just do that, look out for a tag! 😉

  24. July 26, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    ah I love this! what a cute idea and what lovely answers #MarvMondays x

    • July 29, 2016 / 12:14 am

      Thanks 🙂 It is such a lovely idea isnt it!

  25. July 26, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    What a lovely idea. I’m going to try these questions with mine tomorrow, because I’d like them to know the answers to some of them and I don’t think they do at the minute. It’s a great idea to do this every year and keep a record isn’t it. Love it

    • July 29, 2016 / 12:13 am

      It is such a great idea isnt it! I’ve started the #LittleOnes tag which is essentially the same thing if you’d like to join? I think I tagged you in on twitter.. 🙂

  26. July 27, 2016 / 6:56 am

    Aw what a lovely idea and what a little sweetie. I love that her fav thing about you is that you play with her, it goes to show giving them that time with you (despite how boring building blocks to have them knocked down again is) goes a long way. happy belated birthday little lady xx #marvmondays

    • July 29, 2016 / 12:12 am

      Thanks lovely. It was such a nice thing to do with her and so lovely to see how she sees things 🙂

    • July 29, 2016 / 12:07 am

      I know, it probably is! It would explain all her bossiness, saying we’re best friends and always wanting to play tea parties with me, ha ha!

  27. July 27, 2016 / 9:46 am

    I love this! Such funny answers. I love how what you’ve just done or have been talking about can definitely sway a little ones answers to things. Lovely post #bestandworst
    OddHogg recently posted…Maryculter House HotelMy Profile

    • July 29, 2016 / 12:06 am

      Thanks lovely, definitely one of my favourite posts for a while. I love reading other bloggers posts like these too so im hoping a few people do the #LittleOnes tag that I’ve started 🙂

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:58 pm

      I know, we’re so lucky! I love asking that question children as you always get something hilarious – either really young, or really old, ha ha!

  28. July 28, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Your Ella is so clever answering all these questions and she’s only just turned 3! I love her fave thing to do with daddy might be watching music videos haha! And how does she know about Portugal?! I can’t wait to see what Tyler says – probably ‘train’ for every question lol. xx
    Sabrina (The Mummy Stylist) recently posted…MamaBabyBliss | Mummy Baby Balm ReviewMy Profile

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      Ha, ha, bless him, he might surprise you! Ever since she watched a cbeebies episode of my first where they go on holiday she has been obsessed with Portugal. I think she thinks Portugal means holiday rather than a place lol

  29. July 28, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    This is so adorable. My little girl is only 19 months so a bit too young for anything like this, but I’m excited to take part once she is old enough too. I love reading things like this and getting an insight into the incredible, imaginative mind of a child. Oh and happy belated birthday Ella! X

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you! Its such a lovely thing to do isnt it. Definitely one to remember in a couple of years when your daughter is a little bit older 🙂

  30. July 28, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    This is fantastic! My little boy is turning 3 in a couple of weeks – a day after my birthday! 🙂 – I’m going to have to interview him but I don’t think he’ll be able to answer 28 questions haha (we’ll see!)

    Happy Birthday to your little girl!

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:54 pm

      Oooh, perfect! I’ve just started the #LitteOnes tag as so many people have said they’d like to interview their little ones too. Check out my #LittleOnes post and join in! I’ve reduced the questions down a little for it too 😉

  31. July 29, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I absolutely love the idea of doing this. – I think I’m going to have to try this on a future birthday for my little boy. It will be so nice to look back and see how his favourites have changed over time.#Marvmondays
    Gemma@CotswoldMumsBlog recently posted…It’s nursery time!My Profile

  32. July 29, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Oh, I love this. I have often since these interviews and thought that Little Miss H was too young. But she was three in May so I must do this with her. I love Ella’s answers. They are so cute. I especially love the idea that her daddy playing music with her is actually them watching YouTube videos. And I am so thrilled that you have turned this into a tag. I will have to take part. Hugs Lucy #MarvMondays xxxx
    Mrs H recently posted…A heart full of love – The Siblings Project – July 2016My Profile

  33. July 30, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Aw sweet! Happy birthday to her! Fox’s Socks is popular here too. I also get some very random suggestions about what my age might be! #MarvMondays

  34. August 1, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Very cute! Love her answers there’s something inquire about how they see the world!! I do one each year with Monkey although I do like some of your questions so maybe substituting some next year! Thanks for hosting #MarvMondays
    Mudpie Fridays recently posted…Create & Grow Squires Summer FunMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.