Interviewing Your Child

By Mei Yee

I took the time to interview my eleven-year-old, who is also on the autistic spectrum. I complied some questions to ask her. I typed out her answers exactly as she said them to me and here are the results:

Question 1: What do you like most about yourself right now?

Kisa: Big brain

Question 2: What do you think your future job will be?

Kisa: I want to be an animator.

Question 3: What is the funniest thing you've every done?

Kisa: I don't remember what happened but someone said something that they should have done and I yelled “but cha didn’t”.

Question 4: How do you spend your time?

Kisa: Yes

Me: No really

Kisa: uh ... I like listening to music

Question 5: What are you good at?

Kisa: Drawing and singing according to some people

Question 6: What do you think will be different about the world when you're an adult?

Kisa: Humans might be 2% dumber.

Me: uuuhhhh

Kisa: Yes

Question 7: Who is your best friend and why do you like each other?

Kisa: Alana and her theory is because we both like milk.

Question 8: What do you think I do all day at work?

Kisa: Listen to music. *starts singing* I ain't get no sleep cuz of y'all. Y'all not gonna sleep cuz of me.

Me: What? Is that even a song?

Kisa: I don't know.

Question 9: What's the most important rule that you know of?

Kisa: Safety last in some situations.

Me: Why safety last?

Kisa: In some situations you may have to break the rules and throw a chair.

Question 10: What do you know how to do that you could teach me?

Kisa: *singing* never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.

Me: why didn't we film this?

Kisa: Is that a question, because yes.

Me: What is something that you can do that I can't

Kisa: Draw

Me: Well see, that is something you could teach me.

Kisa: But I can't teach.



Question 11: Why do you think kids go to school?

Kisa: So we can have the biggest brain.

Question 12: What is your favorite outfit?

Kisa: I have outfits?

Me: Yes

Kisa: oh, then shirts and pants

Question 13: What makes you really annoyed?

Kisa When the person who goes “Macaroni and Chicken strips aaahhh” does it in the middle of class

Me: Wait, this is a real thing

Kisa: Yes, it is especially annoying during math class

Me: Is that kid okay? Or just hungry?

Kisa: I will get back to you on that.

Question 14: What do you think is the worst thing that could happen?

Kisa: The world could explode.

Question 15: What makes you feel proud?

Kisa: When people think I could be a comedian when I grow up.

Question 16: What makes you happy?

Kisa: *points to sibling* I guess this one.



Question 17:What is the best thing that's happened to you lately?

Kisa: Mia got a youtube channel.

Me: No, to you.

Kisa: She is my friend. We now both have youtube channels. I am happy.

Me: Fair enough.

Question 18: How do you know when you are right?

Kisa: When the teacher says the answers that I chose.

Question 19: What do you do when you feel sad?

Kisa: Aggressively ignore people.

Question 20: What is a question you would like to ask me?

Kisa: why are you running?

Me: what?

Kisa: it is a meme

Me: a serious question

Kisa: have you ever killed someone?

Me: NOT THAT SERIOUS

Kisa: got any grapes?

Me: Out of all the questions you could ask me, that is what you want to ask?

Kisa: Yes

 


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