Interview with a husband

I have a super special guest on the blog today, my husband Dave. Say hi to Dave everyone.

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Dave is an all round awesome guy and the most chilled person you will ever meet. He takes everything in his stride, is his own man, and is wise beyond his years. He would give his own shirt off his back to you if you needed one, he’s that kind of guy.

Dave is hands down the biggest supporter of my blog. He always listens patiently to my hopes, dreams and frustrations.

When one of my favourite bloggers, Kylie Purtell, interviewed her husband on her blog this week and invited other bloggers to interview their husbands, I knew Dave would say yes if I asked him.

I have used the exact same questions Kylie used in her interview and wrote down Dave’s answers word for word. You can read Kylie’s hilarious interview here.

Without further ado, here is my Interview with a husband.

*Dave walks in about 7.45pm.*

Renee: Hi Davey. How was your day?

Dave: Good kid. Yours?

Renee: Good. You know Kylie from A study in contradictions?

Dave: Um, not personally, no.

Renee: She’s the funny one, the ‘it’s called In the Night Garden not in the Daytime Nap Garden‘ one.

Dave: *Laughs.* Yeah okay.

Renee: Well, she interviewed her husband on her blog the other day. He’s a Dave too.

Dave: The ladies love a Dave.

Renee: So, anyway I’m just going to ask you a few questions about me for the blog.

Dave: About you? Tricky.

Renee: What is the best part about being married to Renee?

Dave: Well … I guess … you know … the fun we have, the banter, the laughter and the dancing.

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Renee: What is the worst part about being married to Renee?

Dave: Her need to always be on time and her inability to stack a dishwasher.

Renee: What is Renee’s most annoying habit?

Dave: How you give in to the kids to avoid a meltdown. How you try to negotiate with them. You can’t negotiate with terrorists. You give them too many options. Don’t ask them what they want, just give it to them …

Renee: Okay. Let’s not get too carried away.

Dave: You do anything to avoid upsetting them.

Renee: I think we should move on.

Dave: Okay.

Renee: What is Renee’s most endearing habit?

Dave: The fact that you can get up at 5.30am in the morning and get on with your day even if you’re knackered because you know you have to get up and get ready for the kids.

Renee: What do you admire most about Renee?

Dave: Umm, oh the fact that you’re very dedicated to your blog work.

Renee: What was the first thing that attracted you to Renee.

Dave: Ummm. *Takes a long time to answer.* Your cans.

Renee: Really?

Dave: Well, first thing is like a physical attraction. I was pretty cut, but I think I thought you were a pretty good looking chick with a funny personality.

Renee: What do you enjoy most about being a Dad?

Dave: Everything that comes with being a father outside of dealing with cranky kids, teaching, exposing them to new things, the love and happiness you get from them and just guiding them through life just as I was guided by my father.

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Renee: What do you least enjoy about being a Dad?

Dave: The inability to reason with a screaming kid.

Renee: What was your favourite thing to do with Renee pre-kids?

Dave: Seeing some great places and meeting some great people.

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Renee: What do you miss doing with Renee now you have kids and limited time?

Dave: Going to the movies.

Renee: What is your most hated household chore? Do you even do any household chores?

Dave: Yeah! I do all the grotty ones. Cleaning out the shower drain. I’m the only one who does that.

Renee: What is your least hated household chore? It’s stacking the dishwasher isn’t it? You love doing that.

Dave: I actually don’t like stacking the dishwasher, Naisy. Getting outside and working the outside of the house. Although shifting soil on a 40 degree day is not so fun.

Renee: What’s your favourite thing to cook?

Dave: Bacon and eggs on a Sunday morning and a cappuccino in my newly developed cappuccino system (hot milk frothed up in the Baby Bullet).

Renee: What do you think annoys Renee most about you?

Dave: My she’ll be right attitude.

Renee: I actually like that.

Dave: What was the question?

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Dave: The fact that I sit in bed and watch YouTube before I get out on a Saturday and Sunday morning while you’re downstairs dealing with the kids.

Renee: Yes, that really annoys me.

Renee: What do you think Renee loves most about you?

Dave: My dance moves.

Renee: Why do you think Renee is lucky to be married to you?

Dave: That’s a tough one to answer. I guess I make her happy and I make her laugh and smile which is a big part of the marriage.

Renee: What do you think is the secret to a happy marriage?

Dave: I think the advice that my mum said about their marriage – never going to bed on an argument, the ability to laugh with and at each other, the ability to compromise, and the willingness to allow each person to continue to discover themselves and evolve throughout their marriage and be supportive of that change.

Renee: That’s really nice, Davey.

Dave: Thanks kid.

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Thanks again to Kylie for these awesome questions and interview idea.

Do you think your husband would be up for an interview? Do you think he’d find it easy or hard to answer these questions?

Linking up today with Grace for Flog Yo Blog Friday.

53 comments on Interview with a husband

  1. Andrea
    July 18, 2014 at 6:17 am (3 years ago)

    I love you guys. xxxx

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  2. Lydia C. Lee
    July 18, 2014 at 7:01 am (3 years ago)

    That’s lovely – and how lovely for you to hear!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:01 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lydia. Yes, it is lovely to hear πŸ™‚

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  3. Vicki @ a Knocked Up and Abroad
    July 18, 2014 at 7:14 am (3 years ago)

    Cute!! He seems like a fun husband! I love the playful nicknames he calls you πŸ™‚
    I’m loving the interview the husband thing. I think I might give it a go!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:01 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes, you definitely have to Vicki!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Those were the days huh, Bec?! πŸ™‚

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  4. Druime@SnippetsandSpirits
    July 18, 2014 at 9:38 am (3 years ago)

    Love it ! sounds like you guys have lots of fun. I am a bit obsessed with stacking the dishwasher there is an art to it ! Dave sounds like a lovely guy. That picture of you dancing at your wedding made me smile.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you. It makes me smile to. Oh, I’m sure you and my hubby could have a long chat about stacking the dishwasher. He takes it very seriously πŸ™‚

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  5. Ness
    July 18, 2014 at 10:40 am (3 years ago)

    Great interview and beautiful words from your hubby. And your wedding dress is absolutely GORGEOUS. I did interview my Micky Blue Eyes but his answers were brief. One word in some cases, which doesn’t make for an interesting blog post. Oh well. I could probably make something up and he wouldn’t even know. Ahem.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm (3 years ago)

      Lol!! Thanks Ness πŸ™‚

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  6. Erin
    July 18, 2014 at 11:13 am (3 years ago)

    what a beautiful interview! and I love Dave’s answer to marriage:) what a guy and yes the ladies love a Dave (married to one myself;) I’ll have to ask David tonight if he wants to play along, but I don’t know some of the answers might hurt, ouch.
    ps to Dave, my David is always complaining about how I stack the dishwasher too, I even have to endure ‘how to’ shows, sigh, he’s right though I admit.
    oh and the giving into kids, now I know why Renee and I click, I do that too and it bothers my David too!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

      Ahh we are so much alike!! I have to endure the dishwasher ‘how to’ sessions also. Yawn. I don’t even bother trying anymore because I know he wants to do it his way πŸ™‚ You should definitely do the interview, Erin. You may be pleasantly surprised πŸ™‚

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    • Kylie Purtell
      July 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm (3 years ago)

      My Dave does exactly the same thing! Must be a David thing. So much so that I don’t even bother doing it anymore, I just pile the dishes to the side of the sink for him! I know he loves that…

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      • mummywifeme
        mummywifeme
        July 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm (3 years ago)

        Lol! I do the same πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Michelle πŸ™‚

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  7. Jen Fankhauser
    July 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Love love love this!!! So doing it!! I don’t have a Dave though…hope that’s okay.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

      Haha Jen. Yeah okay, Jen. We’ll let you do it even though you don’t have a Dave πŸ™‚

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  8. Bec @ The Plumbette
    July 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Dave sounds awesome. Love a man that gets down and dirty cleaning shower drains. πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm (3 years ago)

      I think if you met IRL you’d have a hell of a lot in common, Bec. Nearly every post of yours I talk to Dave about. I’ve even mentioned you at work. We’re big fans!

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  9. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    July 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    What a gorgeous interview! You guys are fabulous, and so lucky to have each other. Sounds like the perfect match to me xxx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lisa πŸ™‚ We think so πŸ™‚ xx

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  10. Toni
    July 18, 2014 at 2:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I really want to ask Trent these questions, but I don’t think he’s adult enough to answer them seriously. Maybe if his name was Dave he’d answer better lol.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

      Haha yeah maybe πŸ™‚ You should give it a go, Toni!

      Reply
  11. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    July 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I am really enjoying these husband interviews.
    I’m scared to interview mine …
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  12. Grace
    July 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm (3 years ago)

    That was so funny, Renee! I’m terrible at stacking the dishwasher too. In fact, I don’t do it at all. Heh. But don’t bring it up with my husband. Very sore point πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I hear you on that one, Grace!!

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  13. EssentiallyJess
    July 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm (3 years ago)

    So awesome. You two are so cute. πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jess πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jodi πŸ™‚

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  14. Neets
    July 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh look at you lovebirds. What a gorgeous interview & couple. I’m asking my husband as soon as he walks in the door. It’s after 7pm on a Friday night so I’m hoping that will be soon πŸ™‚ x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Yay Neets! Can’t wait to read it x

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  15. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    July 18, 2014 at 8:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE these and I am going to interview mine but he’s not keen but tough shit!! We both loved this interview I read the whole thing out and he’s scared because he reckons his answers will be two words… x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 18, 2014 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

      I can’t wait to read yours, Em. I’m sure he’ll warm up as he goes along xx

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  16. Kylie Purtell
    July 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm (3 years ago)

    “The ladies love a Dave”. That is exactly the sort of thing my Dave would say! He does sound very similar to my Dave in a lot of ways, I gotta say! Thank you for joining in, I might have to add a linky to my post so people can link em up and I can make sure I see them all!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm (3 years ago)

      When I read your post I thought our guys would get along really well. Yep, you need to have a linky. I don’t want to miss any πŸ™‚

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  17. Shelley @ Money Mummy
    July 20, 2014 at 6:39 am (3 years ago)

    Awesome blog post – I think you have a real keeper there Renee πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Shelley πŸ™‚ I think so too πŸ™‚

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  18. Kathy
    July 20, 2014 at 7:14 am (3 years ago)

    Your Dave is so sweet. Some beautiful photos too – your wedding dress, just divine – you looked beautiful.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Kathy πŸ™‚

      Reply
  19. Mystery Case
    July 21, 2014 at 5:08 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve interviewed my hubby too after Kylie’s post. Interestingly and rather annoyingly my mother-in-law is staying with us at the moment and contributed in a big way to the interview. I’m still undecided if I will hit publish on the blog post or not.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      July 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Sounds like an interesting one! I think you should definitely hit publish πŸ™‚

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  20. Rachael @ mummyflyingsolo
    March 27, 2015 at 9:11 pm (3 years ago)

    You guys look and sound like such a fun couple! Love it.

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