Mental prodding by a 3 year old

Ollie has always had a carefully developed and well orchestrated range of gambits for artfully poking Rosie and I both mentally and physically. Through constant enforced exposure however, we have increasingly become resistant to them as time has gone. They are wonderfully passive aggressive at times and include classics such as steadfastly insisting that I... Continue Reading →

A night out without a child…

Last weekend, for the first time in two years Pose and I had a night away from home without a tiny Pachyderm for company! Momentous news I know. I think both of us genuinely expected this to be a worrisome experience where Pose or I would be phoning to check on Ollie every 30 minutes... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day schtick

I get that mother's day is a chance for children/offspring/financial burdens to do something nice for or spend time with their mum's. However, it's not really hit me until the last couple of years, this year particularly, that it's almost more of a chance, particularly when the child is at Ollie's age, for husbands/partners to... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 5 (well 4.5)

Final day of boys week started rather late due to Ollie on Thursday night/Friday morning deciding that sleep was a rather old hat and a bit too conformist for him to take part in. This meant that by the time his avant garde broken sleeping style finally pieced itself together it was about 4.30am and... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 4

Day 4: Nothing much of note happened today. A parent/small person Christmas party was attended at Little Hurricanes, surprisingly not a horrific experience. Lots of small people being really rather well behaved and not monstrous. Some of Pose's friends made me feel a little less awkward at being the only dad there. Ollie was a... Continue Reading →

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