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Interview With a Dad: Thoughts On Parenting From My Husband’s Perspective

I talk a lot about my thoughts and experiences with parenting here at Babble and over at Disney Baby. But, today, I decided to change things up a bit and let my husband do the talking. I thought it would be fun to interview him about his thoughts on parenting and it was so fun (and super sweet) to hear his responses. In the parenting world (especially the parenting blog world), there is a lot of talk about moms and motherhood, but dads are equally important and I never want to lose sight of that. I am so thankful for this wonderful man that I get to experience the crazy ride of parenthood with.

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    Interview With a Dad: Thoughts On Parenting From My Husband's Perspective
    It can be fun to see how parenting looks from our partner's perspective, so I spent a little time picking my husband's brain with some questions on parenting. Click through to see what he had to say...
  • What is your favorite thing about being a dad? 2 of 14
    What is your favorite thing about being a dad?
    It might sound too simple, but having a child is my favorite thing. Life is better with her in it.
  • What do you like most about our daughter? 3 of 14
    What do you like most about our daughter?
    Her curiosity. She's always exploring and trying to figure out how the world works and I love that about her.
  • What is your best parenting trait? 4 of 14
    What is your best parenting trait?
    I don't know yet, but I'll let you know in a couple more decades.
  • What is MY best parenting trait? 5 of 14
    What is MY best parenting trait?
    That you are both consistent and flexible at the same time and you adapt to each and every situation as it comes.
  • What do we suck at? 6 of 14
    What do we suck at?
    Getting to church on time (or at all). It's something that's important for us to have in our daughter's life, but we aren't very good at it yet.
  • What’s the hardest thing about being a parent? 7 of 14
    What's the hardest thing about being a parent?
    Figuring out how to be the kind of parent she needs us to be and knowing that mistakes we make as parents can have such a huge affect on her life and the person she becomes.
  • What is your favorite memory of Fern thus far? 8 of 14
    What is your favorite memory of Fern thus far?
    Too many, so I will go with the day she was born.
  • What do you hope and dream for our daughter? 9 of 14
    What do you hope and dream for our daughter?
    I hope that she becomes a well-adjusted, competent, loving, and passionate woman.
  • What are you looking forward to doing with Fern as she gets older? 10 of 14
    What are you looking forward to doing with Fern as she gets older?
    Teaching her all sorts of things - I've looked forward to to this since before she was even born.
  • What do you hope to teach our child? 11 of 14
    What do you hope to teach our child?
    Like I said before, I can't wait to teach her all sort of things...about life, how things work, any and all skills, how to appreciate the small things, to appreciate hard work, to make smart decisions even when she may be feeling emotional, to drive, to overcome fear, to cook, to appreciate food, to be an individual, how to barter, to be polite, to learn from mistakes, and much more.
  • What parts of yourself do you hope Fern ends up with? 12 of 14
    What parts of yourself do you hope Fern ends up with?
    Some independence and stick-to-it-ness.
  • What parts of ME do you hope Fern ends up with? 13 of 14
    What parts of ME do you hope Fern ends up with?
    Most everything. Sorry, but if she was just like you with a little of me sprinkled in I would be more than happy.
  • Last one: ‘Being a parent is…’ 14 of 14
    Last one: 'Being a parent is...'
    Worth the hard work.

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren:

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