As I was lying in bed last night, I suddenly realized that I might be alienating Dads because of my Interview with Mothers section – that isn’t my intention of course, especially since I think Dads are the best, especially Tamsin’s Dad. I once said to him that he was born to be a dad. I’m not just being biased but some men are born to be dads and some are just – well, not. Just as, some women are not born to be mothers and there’s nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t make them a bad person, it’s just the way they are.
See, he does EVERYTHING with her. At the beach, he’d patiently go rock-pool exploring with her, or just sit with her and wait for the waves to tickle her toes. And at home, he’d get down on his knees and really play with her. Not just mindless playing which I admittedly am guilty of doing sometimes. But with actual plots and dialogues with all the toys – example: The Octonauts are on a mission to save the Cloud Babies! (all Cbeebies characters by the way) – that sort of thing.
What I want to say is, I would love to feature Dads too. Perhaps, in the future I will. The truth is though, I don’t really know much Dads. I’m struggling enough to find mothers I know, what more with dads? I could bully my husband for an interview and then what? I will have to think about this. Any suggestions?