The one-word answer Dad perspective

dollhouse-family-portrait-daddy-1419160-639x852I 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?

A. Pain

Q. What has changed most about your life since becoming a Dad?

A. Insomnia

Q. What do you miss most about your life pre-parenting?

A. Sleep

Q. What do you love most about being a Dad?

A. Humour

Q. What parenting chore do you dislike the most?

A. Bottom-wiping

Q.  Would you like a beer? (listening-test question!)

A. Yes

Q.  How would you describe my parenting style?

A. Soft

Q. How would you describe your parenting style?

A. Strong

Q. What trait would you like DD3 to inherit from you?

A. Humour

Q. What trait would you like DD3 to inherit from me?

A. Intelligence

I guess I’ve learnt a little bit more about him.  What would your partner say? Let me know at or tweet me @pwparent







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Amelia Salisbury

A thirty-something working Mum of one who devotes her spare time to helping other paranoid, worrying, stressed parents who are trying to juggle careers and parenthood.

4 thoughts on “The one-word answer Dad perspective”

  1. Brilliant…..Being a Dad myself to 2 beautiful little girls I can so relate to this article. However, I would have answered quite differently to several of them…Had I been listening 🙂 LOL…Would defo of caught the beer question though!

    I also am normally a man of few words at times to my wife’s annoyance.

    Loved reading this thanks


    1. Thanks Carl, there is definitely a case for Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  2. Great post. I think almost every mom in the world can relate to that. While i was reading it i thought we were married to the same man for a second LOL. We all know that men’s and women’s brains work differently so sometimes we just need to communicate with our husbands in a way that suits them best.

    1. Thanks, glad you could relate to it. They do say men are from Mars, women are from Venus!

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