I’m totally jumping on the band wagon here and following on from a few bloggers who have recently interviewed their husbands. It all started with the lovely Kylie from ‘A study in contradictions’. She was having a case of writers block and decided to interview her husband for lack of a better story. It was hilarious and very catchy!! You can read her interview here.
Mr D is working from home today, so I decided to grab the opportunity while I could and get my interview done.
Me: “Babe I need to interview you.” Mr D: “What for?” Me: “My blog. It’ll make a good story and all the other bloggers have done it!” Mr D: “Will I get comments?” Me: “Maybe…..” Mr D: “Will I get more than you?” Me: “No!” Mr D: “Why not??” Me: “because it’s my blog!” Mr D: “I bet I do!” Me: “Ok you’re on!!”
Question 1: What is the best part of being married to Robyn?
Long delay……….. Me: “Why are you taking so long to answer??” Mr D: “I’m thinking!!” He sips his tea and smirks at me. I roll my eyes. Finally……. Mr D: “There are so many things, I don’t know where to start.” Me: “At the beginning. Mr D: “Okay Okay! I love the way you look after us and that you’re so sexy and that you love me. Me: “Aww really?” Mr D: “Yes, really.” (He’s right, I do love him). Mr D: “Oh and I love that you’re our family PA. We’d never remember anything without you.” Me: “Well I suppose that’s still a compliment.”
Question 2: What is the worst part about being married to Robyn?
Mr D: “You don’t deal with pressure very well. You’re like a porcupine when you’re in a bad mood – we all have to duck for cover otherwise you’ll shoot quills at us!” he says, chucking away to himself. Me: You answered that one quickly! Mr D: (still chuckling): “Do I have to duck now??” Me: “Very funny!” (although he might have a tiny point – but only a tiny one!!).
Question 3: What is Robyn’s most annoying habit?
Mr D: “Not taking medicine when you’re sick.” Me: “I don’t need it! “Mr D: “You do!” Mr D: “And you also have an annoying habit of brushing problems under the carpet and not dealing with them until they get worse.” Me: “Like what???? Mr D: “I don’t know off the top of my head………Oh like parking fines!!”
Question 4: What is Robyn’s most endearing habit?
Mr D: “What’s endearing?” Me: “Something about me that’s loveable?? Cute??” “Oh, ummmmm, well…….” Me: “Well???? ” Mr D : “That’s a hard one.” Me: “No it isn’t, come on!!” Mr D: “Why couldn’t you email me these questions in advance??” Me: “because you don’t read my emails.” Mr D: “Can I come back to this one?” Me: “Really???? Fine!”
Question 5: What do you most admire about Robyn?
Mr D: “That’s easy! You’re incredibly driven and focused when you want to achieve something.” Me: “Thanks love. Okay you’ve redeemed yourself from question 4.”
Question 6: What was the first thing that attracted you to Robyn?
Mr D: “Your eyes and your lips. I love them both.”
Question 7: What do you most enjoy about being a Dad?
Mr D: “Coming home from work and being rugby tackled by three kids, all super excited and shouting ‘DAD DAD DAD!’ Me: “A bit like hero worshipping then?” Mr D: (laughs) “Yeah. I like it!!”
Question 8: What do you least enjoy about being a Dad?
Mr D: “Not having enough time for us. You and me.”
Question 9: What was your favourite thing to do with Robyn before you had kids?
Mr D: “I miss your flying days. When I used to just jump on a plane with you and you’d serve me in first class. Then we’d spend a couple days somewhere…… shopping, drinking, eating out, checking out the hotel room *wink wink*!!” Me: Ahem – less of the serving you in first class please!!!” Mr D: (laughs) but you did!”
Question 10: What do you miss doing with Robyn now that you have kids and limited time?
Mr D: “Are you really going to be writing this down?” Me: “Yes.” Mr D: “Okay, same as the last question then.”
Question 11: What is your most hated household chore?
Mr D: “Paying the bills”.
Question 12: What is your least hated household chore?
Mr D: “Taking out the bins?” Me: “Really??? That’s just weird!” Mr D: “It’s satisfying… sort of…. it’s getting rid of all the crap!” Me: “Okay then!”
Question 13: What’s your favourite thing to cook?
Mr D: “A poetjie (a South African stew)” Me: “Can you pick something else please, I can’t spell that.” Mr D: (laughs) “Okay, I love using your thermomix to make bread”.
Question 14: What do you think annoys Robyn the most about you?
Mr D: “Everything!” (laughs). Me: “Seriously!! Mr D: “Okay I’ll be be serious. How about leaving cupboards doors open?? That drives you crazy!” Mr D: (laughs again) “Oh yeah, and hanging up wet towels and leaving my coffee cup in the bathroom?? Me: Mmmmm yes! Lets move on…”
Question 15: What do you think Robyn loves most about you?
Mr D: “That I’d drop everything if she needed me.” Me: (heart melts a little) Mr D: “That I make her tea before bed every night and coffee first thing every morning. That I don’t restrict her spending. That I get up with the kids in the mornings……” Me: “Geez you can’t think of anything endearing about me, but you sure can reel off a list about you!! Mr D: (laughs loudly).
Question 16: Why do you think Robyn is lucky to be married to you?
Mr D: “Are you lucky??” Me: “YES!” Mr D: (smiles) because I get you!
Question 17: What is the secret to a happy marriage?
Mr D: “Communication and compromise! and lots of sex!” Me: “Of course!!”
Finally, back to Question 4: What’s my most endearing habit?
Mr D: I knew from the moment I first met you that you were a strong enough person to be able to look after me if I needed you to. That’s one of your best qualities. If anyone ever needs help, you’re always the first one to do it. I also knew from the first time I met you that I’d marry you!” Me: (heart melts a bit more) Really, from the first time? I didn’t know that!” Mr D: “I really did.”
So there you have it. My interview with Mr D. I think you’ll all agree that I married a good egg.
Have you ever interview your husband? It’s quite fun actually, you should try it.