The lovely Annette from 3 Little Buttons has nominated us to take part in #thedaddytag challenge, a blogging tag created by The Frenchie Mummy, which is sweeping the parenting blogs at the moment.

Sure it’s only fair to give Mr C. some airtime, really. After all, behind this mom blogger is a good man holding the fort and checking for typos…


Are you a Stay at Home Dad or a Working Dad?
A bit of both, I reckon.

[And he’s off already… he works full-time as as Software Product Manager – Ed.]

Would you have it any other way?
I’d like to think I could stay at home with the kids all day but I’d have big shoes to fill.

[Nice try with the flattery but we both know that there’s a dad-shaped hole in the door in the morning. He skips off with glee – Ed.]

Do you co-change dirty nappies? Even the very smelly ones?
Absolutely. I particularly relish the challenge presented by the up-the-backers.

A little fairy gives you the possibility of breastfeeding? Are you going for it or do you run away?
I would definitely consider breastfeeding if there was any time left after admiring myself in the mirror.

What is the one must-have item for a dad?
For a father of boys: a profound understanding of Star Wars and why the prequels are crap.
For a father of girls: patience and a double-barrelled shotgun.

[Disclaimer: We condone neither violence nor the use of firearms at Shinners and the Brood – Ed.] 

How many kids do you plan on having?
No more! Three is the magic number. The Brood is complete.

Lads’ nights? How often do you have them?
Not nearly as much as the Mrs has girls’ nights.

[The Mrs needs girls’ nights. They keep this crazy house of cards from collapsing  – Ed.]

Your children’s favourite achievements?
Their own favourites? Probably the buck’s back-heel goal at a soccer game last week, the middle-child’s ability to put her hair in a ponytail (finally) and the toddler’s recent feat of climbing on to the couch unaided. She beamed with pride.

What is your best memory with your kids?
Them being born. Laying eyes on them for the first time.

[I’m glad he seems to have blocked out the moments immediately beforehand – Ed.]

Name one thing you miss since becoming  a dad?
Sleeping in. And sleeping in general.

[He sleeps – Ed.]

Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now? And we mean YOU DADDY, not the mummy!
I haven’t changed.

[Yup, he hasn’t gained a pound. He’s one of those freaks who can eat whatever he wants, damn him – Ed.]

Dream holiday with your kids?
Disneyland when they are old enough to enjoy it and when the new Star Wars feature is opened.

[Two Star Wars mentions? Really? – Ed.]

Dream holiday without your kids ?
A weekend in Rome, dragging my wife around museums and churches.

[You’ll find your wife sitting in the piazza drinking Frascati. Enjoy the museum though! – Ed.]

How has your life changed since having kids?
Fundamentally. For the better. Apart from the grey hair.

Finish the sentence “It makes my heart melt when…”
…when they play together like the best of friends. It almost makes me forget the fact that they had been flaking each other ten minutes before.

Favourite beer and football team?
The local Galway Bay IPA. Long-suffering Liverpool fan.

Huggies or Pampers?
There are different brands?

[And sizes – Ed.] 

Have you always wanted kids?
Yes. Up until I had them.

Best part of being a dad?
Everything! But mostly their unconditional love and respect for me despite my obvious failings and the the fact that I am totally winging it.

[Winging it or not, he’s nailing it – Ed.]


Feel free to join in with #TheDaddyTag. Visit  The Frenchie Mummy  for information on how to get involved. You don’t need to be nominated to join in.


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    • Sinéad Reply

      Ah cheers! Himself was dubious at first but he found his rhythm! The details are with The Frenchie Mummy if you fancy giving it a lash.

  1. This is brilliant, I love your notes as well. I did laugh at the comment about looking in the mirror if he could breastfeed! This is a nice idea to let the dad’s have a say but my husband isn’t the most verbose so I’m not sure we’d do too well with it ???? #bigpinklink
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    • Sinéad Reply

      Mr C was definitely a reluctant participant at first. You might be surprised… hehe. Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to reading your post about Center Parcs. Plans are underway for our first Center Parcs village in Ireland. Have always heard good things about them in the UK. Thanks for saying hi! 🙂

    • Sinéad Reply

      Thanks Annette, it was good fun! And sure isn’t it always interesting to find out what’s going on in their heads… 😉 Catch you next time. x

  2. I always wanted children ‘until I had them,’ totally made me lol!!! I think my husband would say exactly the same thing!! He would also high five the need to understand Star Wars, and why the prequels are crap-this is already being instilled in our boys, who are 3 and 2!! Apart from these howlers, the answers were really sweet, and the little add ons were so funny!! I’m really enjoying the posts in the daddy tag!!
    #bigpinklink
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    • Sinéad Reply

      I’m enjoying them too, Lucy. They’re a bit of craic and sure these lads put up with enough, don’t they? Three and a half minutes of fame – and I’m using the word ‘fame’ VERY loosely – isn’t much to ask for, eh! Looks like we both have years of Star Wars chat and trivia to look forward to! Would you believe I haven’t watched any of them? I wonder how long I can get away with it for… not long more I’m guessing…

  3. Thank you for joining the #daddytag crew! Lovely answer. I could not agree more about the Star Wars knowledge. I reckon my little one will like it, as his dad is a massive fan! Lovely comment from mummy LOL and yes two mentions of Star Wars is the minimum required! Lovely answers. I nodded with a lot of them, especially the lads nights ‘ one! Mummies need some time out too, otherwise, it will be hell!!! #thedaddytag

    • Sinéad Reply

      Looks like there’s no escaping Star Wars these days, Cecile! Best to just succumb to it! Haha. Myself and Mr C. really enjoyed taking part! Thanks! 🙂

    • Sinéad Reply

      Me too, Annette! And thanks again for the nomination! xx 🙂

  4. this is such a fabulous blog – love love love it… might try i with my hubby xxxx thanks – made my morning

  5. Some fab answers and the commentary from the editor is brilliant!

    I’m with Mr C on the always wanting kids till I had them!!

    Thanks for linking to #wineandboobs
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