Is it ok to feed your kids McDonalds at midnight?

1130pm. 2 young boys tucked up in bed. A dog barks quietly in the bedroom. I am drifting off, just in that threshold between awake and sleep. Blissfully unaware that….. Hang on. We don’t have a dog. My eyes spring open, I am back in the room, fully alert. Senses firing. I hear it again….this […]

Do Catchphrases catch on through the generations?

“Bueller…………..……Bueller…………….………Bueller”. My kids looked at me with the oh-my-god-are-you-really-my-dad face. Then last week the movie was on TV. I was so excited. I set foxtel to record.  I turned the lights off. I brought the popcorn out. I told the kids to prepare themselves. ” Bueller…………. Bue……..” “Daaaaad! Stop it!” The classic Gen X movie, […]

I swear im becoming more like my father

IT IS Saturday. I am lying in bed reading the news on my iPad. I find myself at an exasperated loss, unable to relax, having just screamed (again) at my sons for running around the house like banshees. I am wondering if there are other fathers out there screaming at their kids and feeling as […]