The Fatherhood Q & A - Blair

The Fatherhood Q & A - Blair

Meet Blair, the dad behind Dear Mumma.

Name : Blair
Dad to : Brodie and Noah

I’m watching… I’m trying to learn about fishing, so all I’m watching at the moment is fishing videos on YouTube.

I’m listening to … Country, DnB, House.

On my bedside table … a book about sharks and shipwrecks

Favourite place in the world … this is a hard one, I’ve done a bit of travel and I think it is hard to beat an isolated island in the middle of the pacific. New Zealand is pretty awesome though, and on my doorstep are the Mokohinau Islands. That would be up there with one of the best places in NZ but hardly anyone gets to go there. Most of my travel has been centred around diving, because that’s my main hobby/obsession, so my favourite locations have clear, warm water, lots of big fish, interesting animals, wild landscapes above and below the water, and coconut trees.

What would dear mumma for dads look like ? Seems like as a general rule guys run hotter than women, so loose, cool clothing, even for winter. Lots and lots of pockets. PJs that don’t look like PJs so you don’t need to get changed to nip down the road for a round of triple shot americano after a night of only 2 hours of sleep.

What’s your favourite memory with your dad from your childhood ?
Again a hard one to to give one answer for. My dad sparked my love of the sea, and I have a lot of fond memories of us doing various things on or in the water. He taught me to dive, catch cray fish, spear fish, fillet, etc.

What are some of your favorite activities to do with your children?
There’s nothing better than getting out on the boat with one of the boys screaming at me to go faster with a huge smile. Brodie is starting to really enjoy the boat and catching fish, so I’ll (selfishly?) encourage that!

What is the most important lesson you hope to teach your kids?
I just want them to grow up knowing right from wrong, and to be good people.

What advice would you give to new or expecting fathers?
My only advice would be to take other people’s advice with a grain of salt… you’re going to get a lot of unwanted advice- bite your tongue, and do your best to forget most of it.

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