I hope I die before I get old

I was told by a friend to grow up recently. He was probably right. But I figure if I haven’t ‘grown up’ by now it’s unlikely to happen. I’m still waiting to turn into my dad. The adult. The serious one. The one who pays the bills, complains about spending too much money, stresses about […]

It’s a mountain goat!!!

This is what the midwife should have said to us when she passed us our baby. Tables, chairs, couches, roofs, me – it doesn’t matter. If it’s higher than ground level it must be conquered. A simple walk in the park turns into a parkour session. A car journey begins with a Starsky and Hutch-esque […]

When ‘other’ kids go wild

It is wrong to get joy from other peoples misery.  Except when you are out with friends and their kids are being naughty while yours are behaving. It happens all the time when you are parents – and it recently happened to us again in a restaurant when we were out with friends. What I […]