These are the answers to the first interviews I have ever conducted with our boys. Why on earth has it taken me so long to do this – it’s tons of fun. By the way, the baby’s answers are “aaaaahhhhh!”
Happy Father’s Day to you. Even if you have a shirt that says, as my husband does, “Who are these kids and why are they calling me Dad?”
What is daddy made of?
6 year old: Blood, bones, skin.
What kind of little boy was daddy?
6 year old: He was excluded a lot.
What did daddy need to know about mommy before he married her?
6 year old: He had to make sure that he would be nice to you.
Why did daddy marry your mommy?
6 year old: Because he likes you.
Who’s the boss at our house?
6 year old: Both.
What’s the difference between moms and dads?
6year old: They don’t have the same privates. And they don’t have the same body parts. And they don’t like the same clothes.
What does daddy do in his spare time?
6 year old: He plays. He plays the Lego game, he plays with Nat, then he teaches me how to have fun with a yo-yo. He also lets us sometimes go to his work. That’s mostly it. I like what he does with me. He goes fishing and stuff like that.
What would it take to make daddy perfect?
6 year old: Be off [work] a little bit more.
If you could change one thing about daddy, what would it be?
3 year old: I don’t know.
6 year old: It would be, he would speak a different language.
If daddy was a superhero/movie character/book character, which one would he be?
6 year old: Because he wears red lots of the time.
What is dad’s job?
6 year old: Working. Teaching squash.
What should we celebrate about dad on Father’s day?
6 year old: Make him a nice craft while he’s at work.
What’s your favourite thing about dad?
3 year old: Because he plants tomatoes and potato plants. I want to see if there are any potato bugs.
6 year old: He does lots of good fun stuff.