The Husband Series

The Husband Series – Mr & Mrs Gobin – Simone – The Mum Blog SA

Avi and I used to be completely opposite but being married to him for the past 5 years has made me realise that now we have adopted traits from each other. We can’t go an hour without bickering about something or the other and we annoy one another until we drive the other insane but that’s just the way we are. We’re pretty much the human form of Tom & Jerry. 

Today it’s me, Simone, from The Mum Blog, answering the questions that I have been asking everyone else.

  1. Tell me your love story.

Avi and I knew each other from childhood. We lived in the same area and used to walk to school together on a few occasions. We were not close friends at all, we just recognised each other from being in the same neighbourhood. When I was 11, we moved away and Avi and I lost contact, although I would see him occasionally as I still schooled in that area. After years, we got in contact via Facebook and I found out that he was working in Limpopo but he was coming back to Durban. After coming back to Durban, we met again after years and the rest was history.

  1. Who popped the question & how?

No one really. We did the traditional Indian thing where the families met and decided that it was time to have a ‘proposal’ where the boy’s family and girl’s family come together. However, after all this was decided, Avi had bought me a ring and although he hates public displays of affection, he got down on one knee publicly and asked me to marry him anyways. 

  1. What are those super awesome little things that you love about your hubby?

I LOVE that he can cook. No really, I love that. I also love that if he can see if I really want something, all the answers are ‘yes, lets do it’ and ‘we’ll make a plan’. I love that he can make me laugh, hysterically and uncontrollably. 

  1. Name a few things that you feel, that no one can do as good as your husband can?

No one cooks as awesome as he can. I mean it.  

  1. If you could thank your husband today, what would you thank him for?

Thank you for everything that you do for us. Thank you for being an amazing dad to our kids. Thank you for being so supportive of me. Thank you for trying. Thank you for changing the ways you think. Just thank you for being you (even though you are very creepy at times). 

  1. What annoying thing does he do that makes you want to kill him when he’s there but that you miss when he’s not around?

His pillow habits, wait, actually his sleeping habits. He has this awful habit of pulling the blankets and pillows for himself when he is sleeping, leaving me with nothing. This habit of his annoys me but when he’s not there, then there seems to be too many pillows and too many blankets around. 

  1. If we could celebrate husband appreciation day, what would you let him do/do for him to let him know that you appreciate him?

Sleep. or Fish.  

  1. What are some of the things, that you simply cannot do without your husband?

I cannot cook without him. Yep, I just cannot. You know that saying, “it’s better to have a fire extinguisher before a fire”? Yeah, he’s my living, breathing, fire extinguisher. 

  1. What is the one thing you hate to do, that he does for you?

He takes out the trash for me and removes random bugs and insects. I HATE creepy, crawlies. 

  1. Share with us a memory that was shared between the both of you, that has become an everlasting milestone?

They are so many but I think one is definitely the day that he came to see me for the first time after years. I remember the excitement and nervous confusion that I was in. Nothing amazing happened that day really, but from that moment on, I think we both knew that this was for eternity. 

  1. What are the words that are most frequently exchanged between you two?

“Love”. That word is in our every sentence because that is what we call each other.

  1. Do you have any special traditions? Eg. Valentines dinner etc

We don’t really have any traditions yet, however so far, I’ve at least received a gift for every Valentines that we’ve been together. Perhaps this is the start of a tradition? 

Wishing you all a very happy Valentines Day.


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Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.


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