This post also appeared on www.capecodonline.com/blogs in the opinion section of the Cape Cod Times, a division of Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.
So apparently my wife takes exception to some of the things I post here.
She’s not mad or anything, but she told me that sometimes I exaggerate the facts. And, on top of that, she claims I occasionally misquote her. As a journalist — a keeper of truth and guardian of accuracy — I took offense. I feel everything I’ve written is 100 percent true and if there’s any uncertainty it comes from differing interpretations of events. But regardless, I challenged her to set the record straight, and she accepted.
So starting (hopefully) soon, you will be treated to the “Mommy Files” every once in awhile. I have no idea what MJ is going to write about and I promised her she could write about pretty much whatever she wanted. Of course I say that now, we’ll see if my tune changes when I read what she comes up with. So even though this is the Daddy Files I think it’s important to represent the moms out there, and get a wife’s perspective on some of the things I blog about.
I’m not sure what this will do to our marriage if things get a little nasty, but I’m sure it will be entertaining for all of you and that’s what counts right? In the meantime, she told me she’s a little unsure of what to write about. So I told her I’d put it to you — my loyal readers — and ask you what subjects you’d like to see her tackle. Maybe it’s the Pink Socks incident, the baptismal gown or describing the hell that is having to put up with me on a daily basis. I’m not a woman and I certainly don’t pretend to know what women want. So leave some comments below and I’ll pass them onto her.
And let the games begin!