Step into my personal chamber of sheer terror for a moment will you. Picture the scene. It's a typical Saturday night out for me and my young family. And when I say typical, I mean of course that it's about 6pm and mother and I are visiting friends at their lovely home with our duo, desperately hoping that we will survive the visit without having broken anything; apart from our friends will to live perhaps.
You see, taking our two three-year-olds out to visit friends' homes can be a bit of a challenge.
Even a house cat.
Anyway, as we're packing to leave, smugly confident that we might escape this particular trip without being served a breakage bill, an incoming email pings away on my phone.
It was from Andy at BBC Radio 5 Live's Breakfast programme asking me if I might be available to talk to the nation the following morning about the growing number of stay-at-home dads.
"Oh no, not the BBC again!" I thought as I began dragging the email towards the junk folder.
"Look Fergal," I chuckled to my cordial host showing him the email that I was about to delete.
But Fergal, being an intelligent IT kind of a guy, checked Andy's email address and promptly announced, "It's real, it's from the BBC!"
"I can't possibly do it," I blurted to Fergal.
"Why not? You've got nothing to lose!" he replied.
I gulped again.
Mother will help me I thought. She knows me. She knows that this sort of thing could finally finish me off. She'd tell me to ignore it.
"What have you got to lose," she announced! "Give them a call now! Do it!"
Not what I wanted to hear.
Ten minutes later I'm standing in our friends' back garden talking to Andy (presumably a researcher) at BBC Radio 5 Live.
"So Jamie, tell me why you became a stay-at-home dad? And are you surprised that there are growing number of stay-at-home dads?" asked Andy.
I realised that this might be some sort of test! Could I talk eloquently and with sufficient knowledge to represent the nation's stay-at-home dads during a 5-minute interview!
And so I nervously rattled off a few thoughts about how becoming a stay-at-home dad for me was a no-brainer because my partner has a good job and that I had always felt a part of the parenting club despite being a man in a world largely populated by women.
And that was that...
"We'll call you at 6.15am Jamie and you'll go on live a few minutes later. Is that OK?" said Andy.
My heart sank.
Could I do it?
Twelve hours later, after even less sleep than I normally don't get, the telephone rings.
"Hi Jamie, it's Peter from BBC Radio 5 Live. We'll put you through to the studio in a minute. You'll hear them doing the news and then they'll ask you a few questions. OK?"
My heart was pounding.
It was 6.20am, I was tiptoeing around the flat terrified that I might wake the children and listening to the national news on the telephone.
"Listen to the questions I thought. You can do it," I told myself.
Then it started...
"Now, the number of stay-at home dads has reached a record level according to the Sunday Times. There are now 229,000 men looking after their children full time, double the figure ten years ago. Jamie Last is a stay-at-home dad to his three-year-old twins. Hello Jamie," asked Tony Livesey.
"Good morning," I spluttered!
"Blimey, you must have your hands full, what's it like?"
And so it began...
To listen to the full interview, visit BBC Radio 5 Live's Sunday Breakfast Programme on iPlayer Radio 30/3/2014. My interview begins after 17.22minutes. The interview comes off iPlayer Radio on 6 April 2014.
*Some names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved.