This year for Father’s Day I decided to do something a little different and actually interview my husband about his experience being a father. I did some crowdsourcing for questions on my personal FB page and went from there. This prompted a few friends to decide they wanted to link up as well, so I created a “Conversations with Dads” link. Be sure to link your Father’s Day related posts, especially if you’re talking about conversations you’ve had with your dad or partner.
The interview ended up lasting much longer than I expected and I didn’t even ask all the questions, so if we missed your questions I guess we’ll have to do another video. I know we missed the career questions and I’m contemplating doing a He Say/She Say video that includes both our thoughts on the subject. Oh and my editing skills need lots of work, so be gentle lol.
Part One Questions
What favorite childhood movie, car, and artist do you want to share with our son?
What was your view of fatherhood before becoming a father?
How has being a father changed you?
What was the biggest surprise?
Thinking back to your childhood, what differences do you see in the world that our son is growing up in? What challenges are the same and what has become easier (if any)?
Part Two Questions
Often as parents, we see ourselves as the experts who impart knowledge onto our children, but really our children can be our greatest teachers. What are some of the greatest lessons your child has taught you?
What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to our son’s future?
What do you wish people knew about fatherhood?
What does it mean to be a Black father in America?
As a Black man raising a Black boy in America, what is the most important yet practical lesson that you feel you have to teach/prepare our son for?