From the Mouths of Our Babes on Father’s Day

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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?

3 year old:  I don’t know

6 year old:  Blood, bones, skin.

What kind of little boy was daddy?

3 year old:  A baby.  Pulling hair and holding onto hair.

6 year old:  He was excluded a lot.

What did daddy need to know about mommy before he married her?

3 year old:  I don’t know.

6 year old:  He had to make sure that he would be nice to you.

Why did daddy marry your mommy?

3 year old:  I don’t know.  Why did he marry you?
Me:  I think he loves me.
3 year old:  No, I don’t think he does.

6 year old:  Because he likes you.

Who’s the boss at our house?

3 year old:  I think Daddy is, because he plants tomatoes.
6 year old:  You.  Daddy.
Me:  Which one?

6 year old:  Both.

What’s the difference between moms and dads?

3 year old:  They’re made out of turtles.  I wish we were turtles, so someone could pet us.

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?

3 year old:  He doesn’t have work.  He drinks coffee.  And when he doesn’t drink coffee, he drinks tea.

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?

3 year old:  Not going to work.

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?

3 year old:  A good guy.
6 year old:  Maybe Spiderman.
Me:  How come Spiderman?

6 year old:  Because he wears red lots of the time.

What is dad’s job?

3 year old:  He plays squash.

6 year old:  Working.  Teaching squash.

What should we celebrate about dad on Father’s day?

3 year old:  Because we never did 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.

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