My kids answer some questions about living on a Deserted Island

illustrated map of a desserted island

My kids answer some questions about living on a Deserted Island

In my previous post where I asked my kids some questions about the future I learned some interesting things, not only about my children but about the world in general. For example, I discovered that I would be the future mother-in-law to Tom Holland (then I hastily Googled the lad just so that I’d know him to see him when he comes to ask for her hand in marriage).

I also realised that I had better get cracking on my knitting skills, because if I am going to have 15 grandchildren, best I start kntting baby cardigans ASAP.

I loved the time with each child asking them random questions, as it allowed me a little glimpse into their imaginations and allowed me to appreciate their individual sense of humour and creativity. I learned some real facts too (especially this week), not only have they picked up some random facts in school but the curriculum has changed since I was there almost 100 years ago.

I interviewed each child on their own so that their answers wouldn’t be influenced by their siblings and it was interesting comparing the differences and similarities.

One thing is clear, I need to brush up on my celebrity knowledge as I didn’t know what half of these mentioned actually look like let alone who they are. It also looks like I’m not escaping Tom Holland anytime soon. πŸ˜€

As I mentioned previously my children are 161311 and 9 years old, I’ve colour coded their replies accordingly to make it easier to identify their answers with their ages:

This week the theme is Deserted Island:

If you found a deserted island, what would you name it?

  • Iseal
  • Flying Ant Island
  • Free island
  • Cocoloco

What three symbols would you put on your flag?

  • A cross, the sun and a wave
  • A tree, a drop of water and a fish
  • A pair of ballet shoes, music notes and a throne
  • Illuminati, Pi and Ireland

What three things would you bring to your island?

  • A trampoline, Tom Holland to teach me how to do backflips, spf moisturiser
  • A desalinator, a tent and a flint and steel
  • Water, food and shelter
  • Water, food and family

If you were stuck in the same outfit for the rest of your life on the island, what would you like to be wearing?

  • Black stretch ripped jeans, a loose crop top and a baggy ‘Champion’ jumper with an elf hood
  • A comfortable tracksuit
  • Leggings, t-shirt and runners
  • A jumpsuit with long sleeves and legs

What three food items would you bring?

  • Chocolate, chicken skewers and mangoes
  • Cucumber, beef and walnuts
  • Watermelon, cucumber and a burger
  • Potatoes, cucumber and steak

Which three music albums would you want?

  • Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy, Taylor Swift – Reputation and Guvna B – Hands are made for working.
  • 21 Pilots – Blurry Face and Vessel, Greenday – Revolution Radio
  • Brit Nicole – Gold, Ed Sheeran – Multiply, 21 Pilots – Blurry Face
  • Brit Nicole – Gold, 21 Pilots – Blurry Face and the Moana sound track

Name three books you’d not want to be without

  • The Odyssey attributed to Homer, Narnia by CS Lewis and The Complete Essays of Michel de Montaigne ( I had to Google him too!)
  • Man vs Wild by Bear grylls, the Bible, Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  • Nancy Drew by Caroline Keene, the Bible, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid – the Long Haul by Jeff Kinney, The Guinness World Book of Records 2020 version (she’s going in 2 years) and Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

And three films?

  • Fault in our Stars, Narnia, The Greatest Showman
  • Infinity War, Lord of the Rings, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Greatest Showman, Moana and Rampage
  • Moana, Divergent and Jumanji

If you became ruler of a tribe that lived on this (no-longer-deserted) island, what one rule would you insist upon?

  • Treat others as you would want to be treated but if you want to commit suicide it doesn’t mean you can kill someone
  • No murder
  • No cigarettes or drugs
  • No big arguments, otherwise you will be thrown into the sea

Name three modern inventions you’d birng to make your life easier

  • Air con, mosquito spray and a fridge
  • TV, dehumidifyer and a laser beam cutter
  • Swegway, phone and a speaker
  • A gold iphone X, a slip and sllide and a pink helicopter

Which three current celebs would you love to have there with you?

  • Emma Chamberlain and the Dolan twins
  • Bear grylls, Tom Holland and Tyler Joseph
  • Brit Nicole, Ed Sheeran and Niall Horan
  • Bear Grylls, Tyler Jospeh and Josh Dun

What would your ideal home on the island look like?

  • Spacious, minimalist and rustic to blend in with the jungle with one glass wall facing the ocean
  • A massive treehouse connected by walkways
  • A mansion by the beach
  • Raised up on a platform with the village in a circle around it

What famous person from history would you like to discover there?

  • Martin Luther
  • Homer (the ancient Greek philosopher – I thought he meant Homer Simpson!!)
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Leonardo Da Vinci

Why did you pick them?

  • I would ask him what it was like being in that thunderstorm.
  • He’s very smart, he knew a lot of things and was apparently very friendly.
  • He made a big impact on life in South Africa.
  • He’d make my island look cool.

Now it’s your turn, what are some of the funny answers your kids have given?

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44 thoughts on “My kids answer some questions about living on a Deserted Island”

  1. Kate on thin ice (@kateonthinice)

    Brilliant idea and some intriguing answers too – I will of course pinch your idea immediately to get the children talking #BlogCrush

  2. Ah some fellow Moana and Narnia fans – I think we’d get on well! Hehe. And I think taking Bear Grylls along is a good shout – just the person you want with you on a desert island! #blogcrush

  3. I absolutely love this idea, I dread to think what my daughter woud say now (she’s an emo teen so very deep and dark) but I wish I’d done this when they were both cute and sweet with their ideas about life…maybe I SHOULD do it now…they may surprise me! #blogcrush

  4. Liberty great to see that Tom Holland is back again! I also love their rules for the island. A real Lord of the Flies moment. The book choices are also a great insight into their characters. As a Latin student glad to see Homer gets a shout too plus my all time childhood favourite Nancy Drew. I still have my books from back in the 80s and my youngest just labelled them as dull and behind the times. Hilarious! Great series Liberty and look forward to the next instalment. What will they say next? #TweensTeensBeyond

    1. It’s funny how the books we loved seem so dated to our children, there is a new Nancy Drew series out, in a diary format, that are the books she is referring to. I think they were written following on the success of out diary series for that age group. Hat’s off to you for being a Latin student! xx

  5. Alice Letters to my Daughter

    So cute! And I have absolutely no idea who any of those celebs are! I’m so out of touch! They all sound like a wonderful mix of intelligence meets creativity, good job Liberty πŸ™‚ #BlogCrush

  6. Great answers! Of course, I’m out of touch with modern culture so need to google most of those names! Was surprised, and delighted, that cucumbers were one of the chosen foods for three out of four. Thanks for hosting #BlogCrush.

  7. Omg i love all your babies answers but especially your 13yr old. They sound like a very wise old soul. I look forward to more future blogs on your kids answers. #BlogCrush

  8. Oh wow what an amazing little snapshot into each of their minds! I’d love to go through this with Tigs – I reckon I could almost imagine her answers already…she’s six and I’m sure they’d feature chocolate, Sean mendes and Mummy πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

  9. I’m loving this. Tom Holland again! No need for google this time!! I love their answers. They are clearly all very different kids and personalities and it must have been really insightful for you to hear their answers. Just imagine. I’m trying to work out which island I’d rather go to now – not necessarily the one with the chocolate either! Thanks for sharing with #tweensteensbeyond

  10. Oh, that’s hard … My own island … I think I’d need a survival expert otherwise it’ll all get a bit Lord of the Flies very quickly.

  11. Laura: Adventures with J

    This is amazing! I love the differences you can tell by age and the very practical head of your 13 year old – Bear Grylls really is THE person to have with you. I am also rather horrified by how out of touch with modern culture I am. I must be old! Mind you I have a three year old and know the words of Paw Patrol off by heart, so then again… #coolumuclub

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