An interview with my husband

An interview with my husband

As we arrive at the magical and somewhat overwhelming 6 months-as-a-family mark, I’ve decided that it’s time to check in with my husband.

I want to know how he feels about this new life adventure – and whether there’s anything he thinks we should do differently. I can’t promise I’ll change anything if he does, but it’s nice to let the men feel heard once in a while, right?

Usually, a couple would probably have a quick chat about the “wow, how is she 6 months old already?” phenomenon. However, since I’m stuck for blog posts this week, I figured the rest of you might want a sneaky peak too. After all, you’ve spent enough time reading about our disagreements, it’s time to hear how we get on once in a while.

Interview with Husband

So without further ado, I give you…

An interview with my husband

Hi husband, how are you feeling now that Moo is the big 6 months?

Pauses to think. Amazed by how much she can do already and excited for the future. But also very tired. Really bloody tired. So tired I’m rubbing my eyes as we speak. Six months has basically felt like 6 years without sleep.

What’s been the biggest life adjustment for you?

Mutters, life adjustment. Functioning day to day without sleep. He sleeps a lot, I don’t know why he’s moaning. Also the loss of spontaneity in life – like popping down the pub for an evening swifty.

Daddy, Baby and Beer

What have you enjoyed the most about being a Dad?

Yawns. I don’t want to sound cheesy. Going into see her in the morning – waking up to that huge smile sets me up perfectly for any day.

And the least?

It takes him a while. This is reassuring. Getting up in the middle of the night. I do most of the getting up so this is bollocks!

What kind of father would you say you are?

Hands on and involved. I have a go at him for being so cliche. Then he gets distracted by bats in the garden. OK, one that doesn’t want his daughter to leave home and get married one day. Better.

How do you think we have coped as a couple with a new baby?

Dreadfully. No, amazingly. I tell him I want a f***ing sentence. Getting more than one word is proving difficult. He looks like I’m torturing him. This was a bad idea.

What are the 3 things you like most about me?

  1. Your sassiness
  2. Your foul-language
  3. You’re my rock

And the 3 least?

  1. Your foul-language
  2. Your inability to appreciate football
  3. Your rudeness
  4. Can I add another? Yes. Your persistence in interviewing me as opposed to watching Game of Thrones.

Where do you see us in another 6 months time?

Divorced. Thanks. No, pregnant again. He says he’s joking. I bloody hope so! OK, enjoying more sleep.

And in another year?

Starting this process all over again by adding another Moo. Right, so he wants another one and apparently we can just ‘add to cart’ with our daughter. Lovely.

Well, that was insightful

And infuriating.

It took a lot of prompting and swearing (whoops) and hard graft to get anything for that interview. But there we have it. My husband is tired for pretty much no reason and appears to want to order another baby online. But at least we’ve had the all important ‘chat’.

And I’m his rock, so I’m happy with that! Although I’m never interviewing him again.

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  1. May 26, 2017 / 10:01 am

    This made me laugh, i like the “this is bollocks” bit about him saying he gets up in the middle of the night. I’m sure they just watch what we do and how it affects us and then think that they have somehow shared in that frustration when they weren’t the ones who actually did it lol x

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 26, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Haha yes! He’s got up probably once this week & that’s because I pretended to be asleep so he had to 🙈 Tired my backside!

  2. May 26, 2017 / 11:40 am

    Love this! Haha. Having check in convos with our spouses is important…but they don’t always make it easy. 🙂 Sounds like we’re at about the same place in our parenthood journey. Thanks for sharing!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 26, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thank you – haha yes, I think it would have been easier to discuss the merits of getting a hippo as a pet.

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 27, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Thank you!

  3. May 27, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Ah bless him, this made me giggle! I’m definitely with him on the sleep front, it feels like forever since I had a good nights sleep!! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 27, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      Me too – I feel like we have more right to be than him haha! X

  4. May 27, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    That made me chuckle! Wish I’d interviewed my husband at the six month mark, it would have been rather fun to look back on now. #Blogstravaganza

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 27, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Haha now just to wait a year and see if we’ve ordered another one 😂

  5. May 27, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    What a great idea I may have to interview hubby too. I think mine would give one word answers and infuriate me too. I may have directed a few swear words at him today. #thelistlinky

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 28, 2017 / 7:25 am

      Haha I’d advise pouring a large glass of wine before you start… 😉

  6. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    May 27, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Love this interview! I think your strong relationship shines through and you obviously know each other inside out 🙂 #blogstravaganza

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 28, 2017 / 7:26 am

      Ahhh that’s so lovely to say! I hope so 😊 even if he lies about being tired….

  7. May 28, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Really loved this! The ‘add to cart’ bit had me ‘lol-ing’!! Men are basic creatures aren’t they! Your hubby sounds exactly like mine, TV over meaningful conversation everytime! #blogcrush

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 28, 2017 / 11:52 am

      Hahaha thank you – yes, next time, I think I’ll just throw him out with the bats that seemed to be soooo much more interesting 😂

  8. May 29, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Hahah I loved this. I loved all your little notes in bold! I did a blog interview with my hubby once and it was like trying to get blood from a stone xx #BlogCrush

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 29, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you! Haha yes – I think the stone would have been easier! I wasn’t going to be sarcastic… but he didn’t give me much choice 😂

  9. June 2, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Haha! I think my husband would give equally detailed answers! Why are they always so mumbly?!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      June 2, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      It’s so not handy when you’re trying to write a blog post with them 😂

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