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.
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.
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?
- Your sassiness
- Your foul-language
- You’re my rock
And the 3 least?
- Your foul-language
- Your inability to appreciate football
- Your rudeness
- 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
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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