I wrote this post last week, and then before I could add pics, my computer died. So I waited for it to be fixed, but seeing as it’s still several weeks away, and all the people are playing along, I decided to publish anyway. Thank God for good iPhone apps to make pics look pretty. 🙂
So the other day (week now) for IBOT, the effervescent Kylez (that’s an adjective that is not used enough), interviewed her husband, and then put the challenge out to others to interview their partners. And seeing as I thought it was a pretty cool idea, and especially loved being able to learn more about Kylie from the person who (arguably) knows her best, I decided to rise to the challenge and interview Boatman.
And because I was stealing Kylie’s idea, it seemed only right to steal the same questions too. And also, because that just brings a nice consistency to the whole ‘interview your partner’ thing.
Like Kylez I typed Boatman’s answer in italics, and everything else is what I said observed. Friends and HIMYM fans may notice a few familiar themes….
What is the best part about being married to Jess? –
Boatman: Best part about being married to my Jess…. what is the best part about being married to my Jessbolean?
Mmmm.. that’s a great question.
I really like the question.
I like the fact that you’re typing everything that I’m saying. Is this part of it, is it?
I like how she giggles just by looking at me. I like how she is always happy to see me, and she often fights off the kids to see me first when I come home from work.
But my favourite thing of all time is cheese. (Smirks to himself.)
What is the worst part about being married to Jess? –
Boatman: Lengthy pause- me being the reacher.
Me: Bugger- now it’s on the internet. But I’m the reacher.
What is Jess’ most annoying habit?
Cracks knuckles and thinks…
Boatman: Long pause.
Jess: I had written ‘cracks knuckles and thinks.’
Boatman: But I said long pause so you have to write that. You’re not doing it properly!
The most annoying habit is she is the settler. She has to settle for me.
What is Jess’s most endearing habit?
Boatman: When she puts away her computer and her phone and her iPad to spend some quality time with her husband.
I said, ‘A bang, bang, bangety bang, I said a bang, bang bangety bang. Bang bang bang.’ This is fun!
What do you admire most about Jess?
Boatman: Her ability with words.
What was the first thing that attracted you to Jess? –
Boatman: Her butt.
True story. The first time we met was in a park and I was swinging on a swing. Unbeknownst to me, my shorts had slipped down and my g-string was on display. Got him hook, line and sinker. 😉
What do you enjoy most about being a Dad?
Boatman: Spending time with our crazy kids.
What do you least enjoy about being a Dad?
Boatman: (after thinking for a while…)I least enjoy being the kids dad as a reacher for their mum.
Sensing a theme here…
What was your favourite thing to do with Jess pre-kids?
Boatman: Go fishing.
What do you miss doing with Jess now you have kids and limited time? –
Boatman: Nothing. I still get to do everything with you.
And that is proof why I’m the reacher. 🙂
What is your most hated household chore?
Boatman: Doing spaghetti dishes.
What is your least hated household chore?
Boatman: Washing, folding and putting away towels.
What’s your favourite thing to cook?
Boatman: Calamari cause Jessbo loves calamari.
I don’t mind calamari. Wouldn’t say I love it.
What do you think annoys Jess most about you?
Boatman: nothing! I’m a delight.
What do you think Jess loves most about you?
Boatman: my hands.
Boatman: Because they rub your feet.
Why do you think Jess is lucky to be married to you? –
Boatman: Because I’m the fisherman she always wanted to marry.
as opposed to all the other fisherman I had no desire to marry.
What do you think is the secret to a happy marriage?
Boatman: Being able to give and take and receive and love and share…
I would add that it’s also believing that you’re the reacher, and the other person had to settle for you. 🙂
Linking with Grace