I don’t know about you, but my better half is not one to elaborate much, especially when it comes his parenting perspective. With a penchant for cars, consoles and calorific treats, he certainly isn’t the ‘Daddy day-care’ type.
This is fine, but sometimes when I’m exhausted from over-analysing our family unit, how many hours I have actually spent with our daughter this week and whether we have all had our 5-a-day I do wish he’d analyse a bit more – if only to make me feel better!
So, the other evening, I decided to find out what he really thinks and in order to get him onboard with it, I offered the option of one-word answers. Winner!
Here is what I got back:
Q. What did you feel when I gave birth to DD3?
Q. What has changed most about your life since becoming a Dad?
Q. What do you miss most about your life pre-parenting?
Q. What do you love most about being a Dad?
Q. What parenting chore do you dislike the most?
Q. Would you like a beer? (listening-test question!)
Q. How would you describe my parenting style?
Q. How would you describe your parenting style?
Q. What trait would you like DD3 to inherit from you?
Q. What trait would you like DD3 to inherit from me?
I guess I’ve learnt a little bit more about him. What would your partner say? Let me know at email@example.com or tweet me @pwparent