Fatherhood Category

Holiday Hell

If you are starting to wonder whether allowing the kids to watch Deadpool is a good idea, read it as a sign the holiday period could welcomingly come to an end. I think the plan for the next holidays is to produce and sell something. All that captive labour, already paid for. It isn’t cheap […]

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Summer Fun

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. I’m not so sure about Nat King Cole’s take..he can keep the soda and pretzels. A cold beer never goes amiss though. Summer is here officially. The calendar has told us so, even if the sun and the sticky heat which comes with it, has been […]

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Labour of Love

I’m a Dad. A Father, a parent a caregiver. That is who I am, kind of the thing which defines me, for the meantime at least. I am the ‘go to’ in the household, the term I like to use to describe my part in the family dynamic. It is also the driving influence behind […]

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Thanks

My Mother is nothing or no one special. I try to be an attentive and diligent parent. I believe I do okay and my Dearest is good at it too. We try not to miss much, try to get the kids involved and be involved with them. All the while being aware not to push […]

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Taking the Piss

I sit down to pee. I don’t throw like a girl. I never had a great arm, but nor was it a bad one. Besides, I preferred to field in closer to the action. Cricket is a great way to ruin an entire Saturday anyway. If I have a feminine side, and I don’t believe I […]

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Love and War

My daughter hates me. “I hate you.” E-Bomb isn’t vehement. More matter of fact, cold. “I love you.” It is all I can say and I mean it. “I don’t like you and I don’t love you.” It’s an important distinction. There is a clear delineation between those you love and those  you like. You […]

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Cake and Candles

Wee-man has turned one! A mighty milestone and its killing me. I don’t play favourites with the kids. That is to say, I try not to. I have three girls and a boy. My Wee-Man. Even the dogs are bitches and my wife, well… For years I have been outnumbered, out hormoned and it has […]

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Look and learn

I’m drunk. (Well I was when I started this…) Not so drunk that I don’t have motor control, or have lost focus, or my basic functions are making a fool of me. There is but the one monitor in front of me, my fingers are about as co-operative with the keyboard as they ever are. […]

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Sacrifice

How much have you given? Given up, given away? Now before we start, maybe I should state the above is not at all how I see things. Everyone makes sacrifices for what it is they want to achieve and gain from whatever path they are on in life. Parenting is no different. But to say […]

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Harden up

How far do you push for a healthy lifestyle for your kids, vs staying warm and keeping your feet dry?  On Saturday afternoon a watery sun sort of poked through a grey winters day. Sort of. It was all the window we needed. It was time to get the girls and their little brother out […]

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