WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’
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The Stented Papa & The Stented Missus
SAY HI TO David & donetta FROM dadvworld!
I’m David from DadvWorld and I write about my journey taking on the world as a Dad. Over on my blog you’ll see anything from light hearted opinions on parenting subjects, blogging tips, to product reviews and posts tackling serious parenting topics that relate to me. – That’s the intro bit done.
Well. For inspiration I decided to read the first ‘He Said/She Said’ post from Daddy Poppins. My thought process went like this…
– Wow this is good
– Haha this is great
– Jeez that was a funny post
– SHIT! How do I follow that.
Maybe I make something up to get out of it? Then again Ross is a fellow Evertonian I can’t let him down, can I? Ah, stuff it I’m just put fingers to keys and see what happens…
SO, WHICH ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID’ TOPIC DID ‘WE’ PICK?!
Out of all the options that were presented to me I went with ‘He Wants/She Wants’. Why, no idea! It turns out after several conversations about me writing this post, we agree about more things than is healthy in a marriage. If we continue in this form we’re going to end up as the ONE in the ONE in FOUR marriages that last!
We delved further. I’ve not thought this deeply about any of the posts on my own site! Anyway, turns out of course there are many things we want that are different. In most cases it’s rather She Wants/He Doesn’t Want.
A nice quiet home life. You know the type, without a dog to trip over, feed or clean up after. We already have 3 kids and 2 of them eat like wild animals, one being 12 years old!
I quickly adapted to the fact that these little people will require wiping down with baby wipes several times a day and it doesn’t get any less despite almost 5 years of teaching them how to eat properly.
Having children is a pretty big responsibility and I like to have as few of those as possible so I can manage the ones I have better… Responsibilities not children!
Last thing I want…
At least with kids you can sling them in the car, throw them an iPad and get on with your day.
Dogs aren’t even allowed in most places and when you go away overnight there’s these people that look after them and they’re called robbers.
Have you seen the prices?!
Shall we move on to the rats?
These are like dogs, only NO-ONE will look after these bleeders. There’s no rat-kennels! They’re also nocturnal. It’s like having all the responsibility with zero fun. WTF?! You have to feed and clean them, but they sleep all day and make a massive racket all through the night.
I just want to wake up, get on with some work, earn a few quid, keep the kids alive for another 24 hours and smile.
Nice and easy.
To ruin my sanity.
Well, the way I’ve had it explained to me is, she wants…
A little four-legged friend for our 4 year old Corben to befriend and grow up with. Apparently it will help in our quest to teach him about responsibility. I’d agree if he didn’t only run around doing wrestling moves on her and loving her almost to death, literally. Cuddles or headlock, it’s anyone’s guess.
I suppose there is the added bonus that he helps feed the dog and clean up the shite in the garden. Oh wait, apparently ‘He’s only 4, take them gloves off him and Corben put that dog shit down’. So that didn’t quite work either.
‘Having pets is lovely, I remember loving my pets when I was growing up’. She said.
‘Yes but that’s because if you think back again, you weren’t cleaning up after the bloody things, your mum was’. He said.
Again, shall we move onto the rats?
They’re for the 12-year-old Abi. She’s been banging on about having her own pet for ages. Donetta, the wife, finally gave in (after 3 asks See * at the end of the post) and we went to Pets At Home.
Her point once more to support the She Wants theme, was that it will help with responsibility and it will be nice for her to have a little life to cherish and nurture.
Unless Abi can morph into Donetta’s body, I’m pretty sure the wife is the one that’s been doing all of the cleaning of the rats and their oversized cage.
I would say long story short, but we’re way past that.
He Wants: Quiet, easy life. Minimal responsibilities to enable maximum concentration on the ones already present.
She Wants: A dog and three rats.
Massive thanks to Ross for asking me to get involved in the He Said/She Said series. I’ve enjoyed writing this one, a lot more than I enjoy house training a dog anyway 🙂
*The 3 Ask Rule
Basically the children, even Corben, 4, have learnt that if you get a ‘NO’ to your question the first time around AND second time, then ask that golden third time and it’s always a ‘YES’. Sometimes said in the form of ‘Oh god, do what you want‘.
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COMING UP ON ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’
#7 in the series features a Dad from Scotland who is relatively new to the blogging world but he’s flying with it. Make sure you check out Ryan from DadsApp next Wednesday at 9pm.
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