The Daddy Tag

The Daddy Tag

A few weeks ago I took part in The Mummy Tag. I love tags, I think they’re a great way to find out more about the people that you read about. Around the same time, I was then nominated to do the Daddy Tag by My Real Fairy. What better way to tie it all together. So I sat him down and interviewed him.

Without further ado, it’s over to Mr Jellz himself…

1. Are you a Stay at Home Daddy or a Working Daddy and would you have it any other way?

I’m a working Dad and yes I would love to be able to be at home more and spend more time with Ethan. I would love to have a similar bond with him that you do, that I think is as strong as it is, partly because you get to spend so much time together.

2. Do you co-change dirty nappies? Even the very smelly ones?

Ha ha, thankfully not anymore! Those days are over. I did though. I did the first ever ‘black’ nappy. I never shyed away from duties like that – it’s all part of being a new Daddy!

3. A little fairy gives you the possibility of breastfeeding? Are you going for it or do you run away?

Run away – I’d have been playing with them too much!! (Yes folks – he really did say that, to say I’m mortified is an understatement!) In all seriousness – no, for the same reason you didn’t – it just doesn’t appeal to me. Besides, Ethan was fine on formula. There’s nothing wrong with his development and your bond was and is amazing.

4. What is the one must-have item for a daddy?

Chocolate – to keep us both happy! (So that’s what goes on when I’m not around!)

5. How many kids do you plan on having?

Two – I’d love a little Sister to grow up with Ethan and for him to look after and to be there for. A proper big brother. I think he’d be brilliant.

6. Lads’ nights? How often do you have them?

I go to football every week. I’m ‘allowed’ my PlayStation whenever I want and I do go out for a few beers occasionally – I’m very lucky really! (Reading that back – he really is very lucky!!)

7. Your children’s favourite achievement?

His speech is incredible – it always has been from a really young age. His writing is also amazing – he can write his name already. He’s such a clever kid, I’m immensely proud! It’s hard to pinpoint just one thing.

8. What is your best memory with your kid(s)?

When he first called me Daddy. You always look forward to them being able to say your name and when he did for the first time – incredible!

9. Name one thing you miss since being a daddy?

Lie ins! Just being able to get up when I want – those were the days!

10. Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now? And we mean YOU DADDY, not the mummy!

Oh don’t! Sore point! Contentment has kicked in and weight gain has only just happened within the last twelve months. I used to be able to eat what I want when I want and it not effect me – not anymore. My metabolism has seriously slowed down – but the health kick starts next week!!

11. Dream holiday with your kids?

Disneyland Florida. I’d love to take Ethan to meet Mickey and Minnie and all of the other characters. His face would be a picture! And it would be great to take you to America too.

12. Dream holiday without your kids or even without the other half? (You’re allowed to dream)

(Staring at the ceiling whistfully) Somewhere really hot! Or a golfing holiday. Yes! A golfing holiday! (cue my eye rolling!!)

13. How has your life changed since having kids?

Obviously for the better! But I actually wouldn’t say it’s changed immensely to be honest! I go to work the same and I come home. I just now get to come home to an extra person! I’m very lucky that I still get to do the same things that I always used to do whereas your life has changed dramtically! (He really is very lucky!!!)

14. Finish the sentence “It makes my heart melt when…”

…I see you and Ethan playing together and having fun and when he comes up to you and smothers you with kisses and ‘huggles’. It’s so nice to see.

15. Favourite beer brand and football team?

I don’t drink beer – I’m a cider man! So I like Kopparberg. And my favourite football team is my beloved Coventry City! (Don’t I know it!!)

16. Huggies or Pampers?

Pampers. Huggies were shit!

17. Have you always wanted kids?

Yes, always! It was you that needed convincing!!

18. Best part of being a dad?

Being privileged to teach him the way of the world. The rights the wrongs, and guide him in the best way I can.


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So there we have it. He does realise how lucky he is!!

I’d love to nominate three of you who haven’t yet done it, let me know, tweet me or leave me a comment and I will let you know!



  1. 28th October 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Great interview and loved his answers… except Kopparburg cider – yuck! get yourself some Western’s Organic! #PoCoLo

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Haha I can’t comment as I’m a lager girl! 🙂

  2. 29th October 2016 / 3:47 pm

    He definitely does sound lucky, going to football every week and playing his Playstation whenever he wants! 🙂

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:14 pm

      He certainly is!!! 🙂

  3. Sophie Mei Lan
    30th October 2016 / 7:21 am

    This is great thanks love this idea! Would love to get my hubby to do it! Im on twitter @MamaMeiBlog #PoCOLo

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:17 pm

      It’s all yours! Go for it! I’ll tweet you! 🙂

  4. 30th October 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Aww I love this so much!
    What an honest post, and a great insight into what dads really think.

    I may have to get my OH to do it! 🙂

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Yes! It’s yours if you want it! Be sure to let me know I’d love to read it 🙂

  5. 30th October 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Ha ha such great answers. Loved want makes his heart melt and the fact he had to persuade you to be a mum – it’s so rarely that way round. Thanks for sharing. #PoCoLo

    • Jaki
      30th October 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you! So glad he did! Best thing I’ve ever done! 🙂

  6. Michelle
    31st October 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I love the part about playing with the breasts, LOL! I know a lot of guys who would say the same. This was a great interview with your other half. Very enjoyable. Popping over from #anythinggoes

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks so much! I was mortified at the time but soon realised it would raise a few smiles! 🙂

  7. 31st October 2016 / 7:55 pm

    This was fab, I loved it 🙂 what honest answers too…may be your also a lucky lady (except for the golfing holiday), I wonder what mr F would say? #marvmondays

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:25 pm

      You should totally ask him 🙂 I am a lucky lady, I realise that. The peace and quiet is amazing!! 😂😂 Kidding!

  8. 31st October 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Great interview idea and fab answers by Dad! x #MarvMondays

    • Jaki
      31st October 2016 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂

  9. 1st November 2016 / 9:35 am

    Hahaha! I love his boob answer! He is right though, there is nothing wrong with formula and you can form and incredible bond without breast feeding. Huggies were indeed shit!

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:22 pm

      Haha that made me chuckle. I hated Huggies with a passion! And the wipes – they just used to rip all the time! As for the boobs answer – mortified!! 😆

  10. 1st November 2016 / 11:43 am

    I lov the daddy tag, it’s so great to hear from all the daddy’s out there. I was planning on doing one soon so feel free to nominate me! #dreamteam

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 4:21 pm

      Yes! Go for it! Lots of interest from this one but feel free to. I look forward to reading it 🙂

  11. Kaye
    1st November 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Haha I love reading the Dad’s answers to these questions, must do it with my OH as I bet I’d be surprised at some answers. Thanks for linking to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Always interesting to hear what they really say when they’re put on the spot! Thanks for commenting 🙂 x

  12. 2nd November 2016 / 10:08 am

    Love this! Please nominate me – I’d love to see what the hubs has to say 🙂 #bestandworst

    • Jaki
      3rd November 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Absolutely! Go for it – make sure you send me the link so I can read it. Love a good tag post! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

  13. 3rd November 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Haa, great answers, love reading Dads side of things. Thanks for linking up! #bestandworst

    • Jaki
      7th November 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Always interesting to hear what they have to say! 🙂

  14. 4th November 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I really love your posts on your account. Very entertaining proud daddy over there,right?

    • Jaki
      7th November 2016 / 7:56 pm

      I think so! Thank you! 🙂

  15. 4th November 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Great interview – touching and funny at the same time. I love these interview type posts
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    • Jaki
      7th November 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Lovely aren’t they? Nice for Mr J to have the spotlight for a bit too! 🙂

  16. 7th November 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Another daddy tag! Love it. I think that Mr Jellz has it spot on with the chocolate and the lie-ins. I can barely remember what those were lol. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam.

    • Jaki
      7th November 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Haha – we can’t possible tell him he’s right!! 😉 thanks so much x

  17. 8th November 2016 / 7:20 am

    Always lovely to read from the dad on these tags 🙂 We went to Disneyland in Paris this year and it was amazing seeing Evie’s face meet the Princesses. I would love to go to Florida though! #bestandworst

    • Jaki
      8th November 2016 / 3:40 pm

      It’s certainly a dream holiday – as I’m sure it is for most people! One day! 🙂

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