My mum's like Wonder Woman and other things kids told us for Mother's Day

Kids reveal the funniest and sweetest things they think about mum

Day in day out we scrub their dirty faces, shovel greens down their mouths and watch them sleep like angels, but do we really know what our kids think of us? Do we even want to know?

To celebrate Mother's Day, we asked kids around Beijing a few revealing questions about what they think of mum. And the answers were brilliant: so sweet, so funny, so creative. You'll read this and want to go give your snotty, cantankerous offspring a huge bear hug. Happy Mother's Day!

Theo, 7
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Theo, 7

Describe your mum in three words. Short, silly and... super!

If she were an animal, what would she be? A hummingbird.  
If she were a character from a book, film, or cartoon, what would she be? 
I dunno... she's not like anyone from a cartoon or book!
What is she always wrong about? Sometimes she's wrong about pronunciation.
What do you do that makes her laugh? My crazy dance.
What do you do that annoys her? Not listen.
What does she do that annoys you? I can't think of anything!
What’s your favourite thing about her? How kind she is. And massages. 
What have you always wanted to tell her? That her art is great.

Delilah, 10
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Delilah, 10

Describe your mum in three words. Lovable, cool and on point. 

If she were an animal, what would she be? A sloth or a panther. 
If she were a character from a book, film, or cartoon, what would she be? 
Agent Mulder from X Files because she believes in lots of stuff. 
What is she always wrong about? She is not wrong often, really.
What do you do that makes her laugh? Only my dad really makes her laugh. 
What do you do that annoys her? Anything, actually!
What does she do that annoys you? When she screams at me. 
What’s your favourite thing about her? She is a great mom but doesn't know it. 
What have you always wanted to tell her? I have already told her everything.

Bernadette, 10
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Bernadette, 10

Describe your mum in three words. Funny, nice and strict

If she were an animal, what would she be? 
A horse. She was born in the year of the horse. She is strong, works hard and looks like one.
If she were a character from a book, film, or cartoon, what would she be? 
The girl from Roald Dahl's book, The Magic Finger (she doesn't have a name).  
What is she always wrong about? She is always wrong about me biting my nails (because I don't!)
What do you do that makes her laugh? When I tell jokes.
What do you do that annoys her? When I stay up late reading books in secret. 
What does she do that annoys you? She always wants me to wear ridiculous dresses to parties!
What’s your favourite thing about her? She does sneaky, fun things!
What have you always wanted to tell her? That she's the best mum in the world!

Sierra, 11
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Sierra, 11

Describe your mum in three words. Kind, fun, loving

If she were an animal, what would she be? A horse because she is hard working. 
If she were a character from a book, film, or cartoon, what would she be?
Mr Galliano from the book Mr Galliano’s Circus because when she’s happy she’s very nice and fun but when she’s angry she is not fun. 
What is she always wrong about? What I want to wear.
What do you do that makes her laugh? When I say funny things. 
What do you do that annoys her? Talking too much.
What does she do that annoys you? When she tells me to do stuff so many times.
What’s your favourite thing about her? That she loves me.
What have you always wanted to tell her? You’re cool, mum.

Isabella 11 and Aleissandro 15
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Isabella 11 and Aleissandro 15

Describe your mum in three words. Loving, quiet and kind.

If she were an animal, what would she be? A puppy, because she's always truthful like a puppy.
If she were a character from a book, film, or cartoon, what would she be? Wonder Woman. 
What is she always wrong about? 
She does things in a hurry and can get upset really fast because she takes things too seriously.
What do you do that makes her laugh? Talking, singing and joking a lot! Doing very silly things.
What do you do that annoys her? Roll my eyes. 
What does she do that annoys you? Telling us to get up in the morning! 
What’s your favourite thing about her? That she's kind and very warm-hearted.
What have you always wanted to tell her? Do not always stay up so late at night. Go to bed early.

Min Yi, 13
6/9

Min Yi, 13

Describe your mum in three words. Work hard, Beautiful, Nice

If she were an animal, what would she be?

Most of the time a bunny because she takes good care of me; other times a tiger because she can get quite fierce when she gets angry, haha

What do you do that makes her laugh? When I say something funny

What do you do that annoys her? 

Not listening to her; not practising my Chinese zither or guzheng.

What does she do that annoys you?

Reminds me to stop playing (something)...

What’s your favourite thing about her? I like her cooking. 

What have you always wanted to tell her?

Stay happy and healthy! And Happy Mother’s Day!

Brianna, 14
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Brianna, 14

Describe your mum in three words: Beautiful, Funny, Wise

If she were an animal, what would she be? A cat. Sometimes kind and loving sometimes more independent and focused

If she were a character from a book, film, or cartoon, what would she be? Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show

What is she always wrong about? My and my brothers birthday

What do you do that makes her laugh? Tell my corny jokes

What do you do that annoys her? Sometimes I am overly affectionate (I don’t think so)

What does she do that annoys you? Falls asleep watching movies

What’s your favourite thing about her? She is an amazing listener 

What have you always wanted to tell her? That she is the perfect mother and to never say or think otherwise.

Niko, 17
8/9

Niko, 17

Describe your mum in three words: Strong-willed, efficient and loving.

If she were an animal, what would she be? A tiger.

If she were a character from a book, film, or cartoon, what would she be? Wonder Woman. 

What is she always wrong about? She's never wrong. 

What do you do that makes her laugh? She laughs when I make funny faces or reenact what I was like as a toddler. 

What do you do that annoys her? I annoy her when i don't go all the way across the room to give her her phone/ the remote that's right beside her. 

What’s your favourite thing about her? I love her determination and support. 

What have you always wanted to tell her? I've told her everything that i wanted to say but I'll say it again, “Mom, I love you and that there's no other woman that‘ll be more important to me than you.”

Leander, 17
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Leander, 17

Describe your mum in three words. Stubborn, faithful and passionate. 

If she were an animal, what would she be? A bee, a small part of a larger hive but nonetheless a big contributor to a cause. (My mother is a big advocate of sustainability) 

If she were a character from a book, film, or cartoon, what would she be? Charlotte from Charlotte's Web. 

What is she always wrong about? Interpreting pop culture and modern media references correctly 

What do you do that makes her laugh? I re-enact some of my daily happenings.

What do you do that annoys her? Buying new clothing, or anything new in general. (She very much appreciates the somewhat limited spaciousness at home)

What does she do that annoys you?  Always having to use the bathroom every five minutes when travelling. 

What’s your favourite thing about her? Her determination, although we have yet to fully see eye to eye, the extent to which she is determined inspires me personally. 

What have you always wanted to tell her? Without you and your wisdom, I'd be the biggest couch potato in existence.

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