Ok so we’re ‘More than a Mum’ but we wouldn’t be mums without the cooperation of a dad along the way at some point if you know what I mean! We know how much it means to us to have a special day when we’re thanked and appreciated as mums so we most definitely want to join in with the UK this weekend as we celebrate dads this Sunday. So we’ve come up with a special Father’s day meme.
As usual the rules are very straight-forward: Simply answer the questions below and tag some other mums to answer the same or any dads who might want to celebrate their role themselves (If you’re a dad taking part just change the tense of the questions).
Even if your child’s father is not with you anymore (as in my case) I still think that the role of a dad is vitally important and worth celebrating so, either try and think of anything you can appreciate (even if only from your child’s point of view) or think of another ‘father’ figure in your child’s life – let’s keep it positive!
1. How did you tell your partner they were going to be a dad for the first time?
Showed him the stick – yep with the pee dripping of it!! When it drew a blank look I had to explain what the blue line meant!
2. How did your partner react to the news?
Very happy and felt all manly and virile!
3. What advice/support/thing did you most appreciate from your partner during pregnancy?
I’ve always had crap Valentine’s days but in 2009 I was heavily pregnant and got breakfast in bed served on a tray with a white rose (my fave) and a copy of ‘Pregnancy & Birth’ magazine I thought it was very thoughtful and romantic at the same time!
4. What advice/support/thing did you most appreciate from your partner during childbirth?
I don’t like fuss and my partner was strong and silent (in a good way) throughout my labour. He also stuck to my wishes of saying no to an episiotomy at all costs which I’ll be forever grateful for!
5. What advice/support/thing did you most appreciate from your partner during those first tough weeks?
The few times he took the baby downstairs and let me lie in when I’d been up with him a lot in the night.
6. What’s the funniest story/encounter your child’s father ever had with the baby/babies?
Bearcub’s dad was holding him above his head when he dribble din his mouth – yuck!
7. What do you think makes a good dad?
Lots of things but primarily someone who is a good role model for their children, who is consistent and engages with them positively.
8. What do you most appreciate about your child(rens) dad and want to thank them for?
For being my son’s favourite male despite everything!