I love a good blogging tag and have taken part in many over the last year or so. A tag I find particularly interesting is The Daddy Tag by The Frenchie Mummy, one which involves the Dads answering the questions, and provides a real insight into parenting from a male perspective. When I was nominated to take part in The Daddy Tag, by the lovely The Mum Reviews I was super excited to put my husband, Gaz, in the hot seat and, all jokes aside, he truly is a fabulous Daddy to our children.
Are you a Stay at Home Daddy or a Working Daddy?
I’m a working Daddy.
Would you have it any other way?
If I could, I would love to work from home so that I had more time to spend with the children, I miss out on so many moments Monday – Friday and the weekends go way too fast! (I would also love him to work from home so I could use the bathroom in peace just once throughout the day!)
Do you co-change dirty nappies? Even the very smelly ones?
Is this a serious question? I’ve always changed nappies from the moment they were born. Do some guys not??
A little fairy gives you the possibility of breastfeeding? Are you going for it or do you run away?
I run away! That’s just weird. And now I can’t get the image out of my head… Thanks! (To be fair, the image of Gaz breastfeeding our children weirds me out just as much!)
What is the one must-have item for a daddy?
A massive TV.. Because if you have to watch nothing but Cbeebies all day, you might as well go large.
How many kids do you plan on having?
Zero more than I have now. It’s been seen to. Snippity snip…(And yet there is always the option to have it reversed….I’m just putting it out there!!)
How often do you have lads’ nights?
Lads nights? What are they? I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve had chance to go out with the lads this year. (And I’m pretty sure I can count at least ten more than that, including a stag do to Amsterdam! My heart bleeds for him it really does!)
Your children’s favourite achievement?
It’s so hard to pinpoint just one achievement! So many things, Lewis winning the school football tournament, Eva producing her first drawing of me, Megan and her hilarious songs about the moon, Harry and his genius like vocabulary. Too many to list.
What is your best memory with your kid(s)?
How am I supposed to pick one best memory? I’ve got about a thousand billion memories.
(I give him a few ideas, the day they were born, our wedding day with Eva and Lewis, Christmas mornings, birthdays, holidays…)
Nah, too obvious…
(He sits and thinks a little longer….)
It’s got to be Harry saying Stick head!! (For those who have no clue what that means, you can read about it here!!
Name one thing you miss since being a daddy?
Having a lie in! (Don’t we all….)
Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now? And we mean YOU DADDY, not the mummy!
Probably too slim before our first child. (Probably?? He had a thirty inch waist!!) Ballooned up with a sympathy belly during the pregnancy, or it could have been that Laura was craving cheeseburgers, and for every one she had, I had three! Lost the weight after, and now I’m fighting fit. (Cue muffled laughter from me….)
Dream holiday with your kids?
Orlando, Florida.. Going around all the theme parks.
Dream holiday without your kids or even without the other half? (You’re allowed to dream)
Orlando, Florida.. Going around all the theme parks…I’m a big kid! (No mention of whether I’m invited, although I doubt there is enough Valium in the world to get me on the plane…)
How has your life changed since having kids?
Its a lot busier, frantic and fast paced but full of love and laughter and I wouldn’t change a thing. Apart from maybe the odd lie in….
Finish the sentence “It makes my heart melt when…”
Harry says ‘I love you papa’ in his mispronounced little way. (I love this too, am gutted we didn’t encourage the children to say Papa instead of Daddy, it’s just too darn cute!!!)
Favourite beers brands and football team?
Brooklyn Lager, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and Blue Moon Belgian Wheat Beer are some of my favourites. (I’ve noticed, the recycling bin is particularly full by Sunday night!) Manchester Utd is my football team.
Huggies or Pampers?
Whatever’s on offer. (Like he would know, it’s me who goes through the rigmarole of ordering the shopping each week!)
Have you always wanted kids?
Well not when I was twelve, no! (Laughs like he is hilariously funny!) I can’t say I even thought about it until I met my wife. But after that point it felt natural.
Best part of being a dad?
Seeing my children happy, healthy and enjoying life. (Amen to that.)