thought i might have a crack at writing a heartfelt poem about my child.. through the baby years to now as she is almost four.. Being Dad six years past was a different time the endless summer Beer, beach and bravado on my mind and i laughed and i laughed… the time sat waiting inviting [...]
Dads being away from their children for periods of time is certainly not a new thing, being at work all day is one thing, but being in a different continent is a whole other story. My wife and daughter recently went away to visit relatives in the UK leaving dad back at home. As the time [...]
I recently heard a story about a little girl telling a little boy all about banking. “Youve never played banking? It’s easy” she said. First you give me your ball and I charge you every time you want to play with the ball. I’ll also charge you if you want to give the ball to [...]
I always imagined I’d be a millionaire by my mid-30′s, what with running a web development company and being on the bleeding edge of the internet, how could it not happen, sooner of later? Especially if I put in the long caffeinated hours, worked at a furiously pace and kept right at the fore front [...]
Its all systems go around the lounge room race circuit these days. Reuben learnt to crawl just before we left for the N.T. By the time we got to Kakadu he was wrangling every stick, leaf and nut within a five meter radius of the campervan. Were home now wrapped securely in the safety of [...]
‘Why are we not moving?’ my very inquisitive daughter asks. We have just arrived on our first family holiday in over a year and are navigating our way out of the Airport in a maxi cab. “Because the traffic lights are at red’ I reply “What’s traffic lights?” our daughter is a couple of months [...]
Last time I blogged, Sally, Reuben, Burt the dog and I were contemplating (with some trepidation) moving back to the Goldie. After six weeks bunking down with the in-laws, fondly referred to after a few weeks as “the squatters” they finally packed up the caravan, repeated instructions for starting the whipper snipper for the sixth [...]
OK so I threw it out there after my last blog – a subject to have a think about and discuss this time round – and the winner was the old classic – Dad dancing! What is it about Dad dancing? – just the term brings up such a clear picture of a child’s abject [...]
This post brings me to the finer points of difference between little boys and little girls. Having been blessed with one child of each sex, and stopping at this magic number (two being more than enough for us, we’ve been told that once they outnumber you you’re stuffed!) I’ve had a unique insight into the [...]
I was in a shopping centre at the weekend, certainly not my favourite place to be, but I was passing on my way home from a work function (where I had to end up taking my daughter with me but that’s maybe a whole separate blog). It was mother’s day the next day and I [...]
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