My Girls Sound Off With Answers to Q4KIDZ Questions


Illustration and photo by EP
Illustration and photo by EP

When the girls ask questions … well, that makes up my Friday Go Ask Daddy posts.

But what if dad asks the questions?

I’ve done just that. I signed up for Q4KIDZ from Parents Together, so technically, they’re questions I’ve been given to give my girls. But that’s cool. These questions have started some intriguing conversations.

Here’s what I asked, and what they answered. Most responses were clever and endearing. Most centered on food. (Where did they get that?) Only one was disturbing. You’ll see the one. (It’s not the first one with bad words in it.) It just tells me I have more daddying to do, that’s all.

Try them out with your kids. Register here for free daily questions by email or text.

Illustration by Elise
Illustration by Elise

Question: If you could create a restaurant, what would it look like, what would you call it, and what would be on the menu?

Elise: Mine is Soup ‘N’ Shit, where there’s a bunch of broths and stuff you can put in them. Then, there’s another bar where you can put toppings and stuff. It would look like a bowl and the seats would look like things in soup.

Marie: It would be called Hot Topic and I’d serve food that would burn everyone’s mouth, literally. It would be all black, except for the food. Or I’d have Bouncing Bunny, and just serve alcoholic beverages.

Grace: Mine would be called Metrocam. They’d serve burgers, barbecue, pizza and spaghetti. It would kinda look like Sonic, but it would be orange and green and have Metrocam on a tall sign, with flames.

qmazeQuestion: If you could build a giant maze for your friends to try and figure out, what would you use to build it? What would be at the end?

Elise: It would be made out of metal and there’s a barbecue at the end. You have to smell your way out.

Marie: It would be made out of food so they could eat their way through. And there’d be more food at the end for a prize.

Grace: My maze would be made of mirrors to make it harder. And the end would be … ME!!!! AND SOME CASH.

Illustration by Grace
Illustration by Grace

Question: You and some friends are in a band. What is the name of the band? What kind of music do you play?

Elise: Finding Infinity, and we’d play like covers of all types of songs.

Marie: Obviously Hide My Pigeons, and we would steal other people’s music.

Grace: The band would be Sonic, and it would be rock or pop music. 👍

Illustration by Marie
Illustration by Marie

Question: If you could make your bedroom turn into a different place very night, what would that place be?

Elise: A soccer field or the beach.

Marie: The sky, so I could sleep in the clouds.

Grace: Hawaii!

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EP

Question: What’s one thing you’ve learned from your dad (or someone special who loves you) in the last year?

Elise: To take bitches’ souls.

Marie: Grandpa always tells me that life’s a bitch, and then you die.

Grace: Marie taught me to be fashionable. Daddy taught me how to build a campfire.

Illustration by Elise
Illustration by Elise

Question: Think of a book or movie you didn’t like. How could you have made it better?

Elise: That space movie, where she just floated around the whole time (“Gravity”). I would have had more action and get her out of space faster and show more of her on earth after she returned.

Marie: I didn’t like “Thin Wood Walls.” It would have been better with pictures and a lot fewer words.

Grace: That space movie (“Space Warriors”) with the boy who looked and sounded like a girl. There should have been a manlier man and better actor. And, more action.

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Elise likes the bad words, eh? My favorite answer is Grace’s about the manlier man and more action. She is right! They did a great job on the pictures too.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      She does seem to like the bad words, more than the others – and my challenge was to take whatever their true answers were and include them.

      Grace has a high standard when it comes to “manning up”! All three complained during that movie. Tough crowd!

      I loved the pictures, and I’m glad you liked them too.

  2. 1jaded1 says:

    I love all of these. Soup N Shit is total winner. People won’t want to take butt vomit literally on their menus. I laughed my ass off. Thanks ladies!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks! I could see magical first dates and fruitful business meetings happening at the Soup N Shit.

  3. jmgoyder says:

    What a wonderful father you are!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Oy. “I’ll post whatever they answer” was a thought I had at the beginning of this … I will say there’s nothing like the honesty of a child, even on a daddy’s blog.

  4. I am with Grace and would so make my bedroom into Hawaii if I could! Seriously though, couldn’t have loved all their answers more here 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      The girl dreams big dreams, Janine. I hoped for honesty and entertainment, and they definitely delivered.

  5. kismaslife says:

    lol, I almost lost my lost my coffee at that first one, Soup N Shit. Absolutely classic! How fun was this post!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Wouldn’t you like to answer the phone in that restaurant? And the T-shirts would be on back order I’d imagine.

      Glad you liked it Tiffany – you should give the questions a shot in your house!

  6. ksbeth says:

    these are hilarious and their genetic link is obvious. each of their unique personalities really shine through in this )

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      never a dull moment around here, beth. good for blogging fodder.

  7. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I love all of these answers, but I think Marie’s are the ones I would have likely given (at any age!). How great would it be to sleep in a cloud? 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      i should create a quiz – which of my kids are you? Wait, I’m definitely going to do that! Cloud sleep sounds remarkable. The closest I ever came was in a Hampton Inn just outside Nashville. I’d been sleep deprived for two weeks as camp counselor, bedded down on dorm bedding the whole time, so that fluffy comforter felt like it should have come with a harp and a dozen angels serving me pie slices each time I turned over.

  8. mamarabia says:

    These are awesome answers! What a great way to start conversations with your kids!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you liked them, Rabia. I saw on Twitter you’re getting in on the action too … you’re going to love it! (Can’t wait to see your posts with answers.)

  9. tania2atee says:

    I love these questions and their answers were great! Something I may have to start with my own girls….

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Tania! Just click the link in the post and start getting questions in your inbox or by text – you’ll be in for unexpected everything, and the few minutes my kids take to answer means that much less time they’re focused on a Disney Channel show.

      1. tania2atee says:

        I’m going to try that. Thanks. Looking forward to my 4 year old’s answers!!

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        One of my girls realized they’re basically writing a post for me every month.

        I expect her to demand wages.

  10. tamaralikecamera says:

    Hey, it looks totally different around here! My eyes are still adjusting.
    I’m pretty sure that Soup N’ Shit is my ideal restaurant for three seasons of the year. Maybe four.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Out with the old, in with the new. Hope your eyes like the new look. Soup N Shit is a place your kids would love almost as much as the Outlook, Tamara.

      Bring your camera to the grand opening?

  11. Soup ‘n Shit, huh? That’s possibly the most honest restaurant name I’ve ever heard. LOL. Loved this post, Eli. Nice to feel the energy of your girls here and also most humbling to realize that girls are just as obsessed with food as my boys!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Wouldn’t that sign catch your attention on the interstate, Torrie? It’s like Bed, Bath and Beyond, but with a bite.

      They shocked and entertained me with their answers, and I wondered if some should see the light of day.

      I’m glad I didn’t edit.

      If my girls aren’t talking about food, it must mean they just ate or are about to eat again.

      1. If my son isn’t talking about food, it’s because he’s eating! 🙂 But I’m glad you didn’t edit the answers either…..lots of fun stuff there! Need to make this a regular feature!

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Once a month, I think. You should do it too, Torrie. What’s the worst that could happen?

  12. firebailey says:

    There is no denying they are all your girls!!! Soup N Shit when you make those t-shirts you can pay for their colleges!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s shocking to hear it from them, though, Kerri! There’s one school Elise is interested in that accepts ideas for business ventures … I wonder how far that one would go.

  13. And who is their father? Oh man. Grinning here. Hugely. Three mini Elis. Please tell Elise that I agree with her on the Gravity front. We need more of the return to Earth bit. Dragging herself out of water simply wasn’t enough. How’d she get help after that? Did she stumble into a mirrored maze, fall into Soup N Shit or simply follow the melodic strains of Obviously Hide My Pigeons? Seriously. We need more. And Grandpa? Best advice. Ever.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I feel so exposed. This is my legacy. Thing is, I’m proud. Damned proud. They are mini mes, and when I tell Marie that, she scoffs but grins too.

      We kept waiting for the action in Gravity, and when the credits hit the screen first, it was mutiny.

      I’m not sure Sandra Bullock would ever be the same after Soup N Shit and the maze, but I’m damned sure she’d be a Hide My Pigeons fan for life.

  14. Rorybore says:

    I would totally eat at Soup n Shit. Sitting in a bowl chair? That’s awesome. Nailed it girl.
    And I think you should give them that beach bedroom…. like surf boards for shelves, and shell lamps, and dump in some actual sand (and shit – ha) and go full on surf baby. LOL

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      You’d get the corner booth, Rore. I’d probably be put in the section that most resembled French onion soup with a slab of provolone on top.

      There’s plenty of dirt and crumbs in the girls’ rooms, it’s kind of like a beach, if you squint and use your imagination.

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