Saturday, 4 March 2017

Dads Hall of Fame - 03 - Joe Jowett

Each month here at Badass Dad Clan we showcase one of our amazing members, so without further ado I give you Mr March, best known as the one and only Joedacious Jowett

Joe and Ace

Tell us about the man behind the beard:

The name is Joe Jowett, became a Dad to the most awesome chilled out little boy Ace Hendrix when I had just turned 41. Live with him and my beautiful wife Lucy (aka The Warden). We have been together for 15 years this summer. We met down in Cornwall where I perfected my craft as a Chef and part of the greatest DJ combo ever! She was on a sandwich course from Uni and I was a beach bum. So we moved to Manchester after knowing each other for a month and a bit. Her parents were well chuffed with the hairy tattooed bum she brought back from her year out at Uni!

Ace and Lucy

What is your favourite father/child activity or hobby?

I get to spend Saturday afternoon, all day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mornings with Ace to fit around nursery and work. It's my favourite time of the week. Just the two of us. Best fun is had just playing, wrestling, tickling, chasing. Hearing him chuckle is all I need.

Joe Jowett and Ace

What would you say is the greatest challenge of being a father?

Getting the right balance of career (to pay for stuff), time with Ace, time as a couple and time for myself (massive weights at the gym!)

Knowing what you know now, is there anything you would do differently as a parent?
Not listen to the advice, buy less crap before he was born and probably not worry as much as we did. They are pretty resilient.

Ace helping out with the homebrew

What is your most treasured moment with your child/children so far?

All my old friends and family meeting him. They are all blown away by him. It makes me feel so proud. Also he is so funny when he meets any ladies...

Ace, pure class

What advice would you give to new first time fathers?

Take a pillow and some snacks to the hospital. Them chairs are not comfy. Also just roll with it, enjoy it and try not to stress out. Keep the boss happy and hydrated!

The one, the only, Joe Jowett!

What do you have to say about Badass Dad Clan?

Awesome bunch of lads. Always there to build each other up. Very proud to be part of it.

So there you have it folks, another insightful interview with one of the parenting powerhouses over at Badass Dad Clan Facebook Group,  if you would like to be featured on the site then get in touch!