Nathalie’s Favourite Post from 2012

It was a toss-up beetween this and my post on Mommy Porn.  This wins because the kids are funnier than I am.

It was a questionnaire we gave to our kids about their dads.

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Happy Father’s Day, Ted.  This is you (and a little bit of me) through our sons’ eyes.  We have so much to celebrate this weekend.  (With thanks, again, to Defining Motherhood.)

Answers from G, the four year old:

What kind of little boy was Daddy?

Little.  And nice, good, generous and brave.

What is Daddy made of?

Hair.  And hearts.

[Ed:  Um, really G?  Have you seen your father?]

What did Daddy need to know about Mummy before he married her?

Her name.

Why did Daddy marry Mummy?

Because he wanted to.

Who is the boss at our house?

We are all the boss of ourselves.

What’s the difference between mums and dads?

One’s a boy and one’s a girl.

Where does Daddy work?

I don’t know.  But it’s that way.  [Points south.  Correct, as it happens.]

If Daddy was a superhero, which one would he be?

Superman.  Because I like Superman.

Answers from R, the seven year old:

What’s your favourite thing about Daddy?

When he takes me to fun places.

What kind of little boy was Daddy?

A cute little boy.

What is Daddy made of?

Love.

Why did Daddy marry Mummy?

Because she’s pretty.

Who is the boss at our house?

Dad.  Because it’s Father’s Day.

What does Daddy do for work?

He makes money.

What does Daddy do in his spare time?

He has fun with us.

If Daddy was a superhero, which one would he be?

Superman.  Because Superman only has one weakness.

If you could change one thing about Daddy, what would it be?

Nothing.  He’s already perfect.

What should we celebrate about Dad on Father’s Day?

That Dad’s the best Dad in the world.

Answers from G, the eleven year old:

What’s your favourite thing about Daddy?

He always supports us.

What kind of little boy was Daddy?

Curious.

What is Daddy made of?

Um, literally?

Me: Or metaphorically.

G: Good spirit.

What did Daddy need to know about Mummy before he married her?

That she was the most beautiful woman in the world.

[Ed: I did no coaching for this interview.]

Why did Daddy marry Mummy?

Because he knew he’d be really happy forever.

Who is the boss at our house?

Is this a trick question?

Me: No.

G: Really?

Me: Yes.

G: Okaaaay.  I think you are, kind of.  But Dad’s pretty boss.

If Daddy was a superhero, which one would he be?

Superman because he’s super awesome.

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