It's the day of my little mans 7th Birthday. So I've decided to ask him some questions. I intend to do this every birthday from here on to document the changes in his life. So without further adeiu ...let's get stuck in.
My wife (the Bear), handed me what can only be described as a pink dog leash the other day that she’d found while cleaning out somewhere around the house. (Now we have pink dog leashes in the house so I was puzzled as to why I was handed it as we weren’t going out or anything at the time).
“Would you use that?”, she said inquisitively
‘Huh? it’s a dog leash, that I’ve used before’, I thought, ‘Why would she be asking me this?’
So, I took a second look at it….
This wasn’t the dog leash, it’s some kind of harness.
You know the format, what 8 songs would you bring with you if you were stuck on a desert island?
You think you'd know what you'd pick till you start trying to pick them. Do I have enough rock? Easy listening. I have to have something dancey! This one has a great memory attached, Oh! but this is a better song. Oh my god how can I leave that out....ARGH!!!
No you did not misread that…. Nicola @Mummy_Wales has nominated me… a Daddy.. for the Rocking Motherhood tag!!
Honestly, at first I thought she just tagged me by mistake, a kind of autocorrect type tag issue and one of her best twitter friends with a similar start to their twitter handle (….let’s call them @DanielleBestMotherEver) is sitting somewhere sobbing into her Cornflakes(/Wine).
Then i dawned on me that she'd done it deliberately... did I have the brass neck to give 10 reason why Daddy Poppins was rocking motherhood? .....
Did you know that you can get cake delivered? I mean actually delivered, right through your letterbox. Waiting for you or whoever you've ordered it for when they arrive home from work.
Daddy Poppins was contacted by www.bakerdays.com and asked to review a letterbox cake. What would you do if someone offered you free cake? I said yes.... this is what happened the day the cake arrived.
I told Ben that He man was my favourite program when I was his age and he said he'd like to watch it.
To be honest I was a bit reluctant to show it to him.
Santa Claus had previously brought him a copy of Batman the animated series on DVD (to my mind probably the best cartoon series ever made) and he had poo pooed it. It broke me inside. I couldn't let him do this to my memories of Prince Adam and Cringer (and their alter egos, of course), Mer man, Skeletor, Beast man, Man at arms, Orko......
The gym membership expired and wasn’t renewed. I was grazing on all kinds of foods (and drinks). Since becoming a stay at home dad in September the road back to Dadbod has accelerated. I could feel the waistbands 're-tightening' and was back to the days of having choose specific pairs of jeans from my wardrobe depending on the activity or event.
Firstly lets start with a disclaimer*, my wife is great. She's extremely intelligent. She reads and comprehends text books and concepts in her job that I wouldn't even start trying to understand and when she sets her mind to something she is extremely attentive and driven.
But, once a TV is on these normal characteristics go out the window (She becomes a plot questioning fidget monster).
My wife and I have been together for 20 years in September, for 9 of those years we have been graced with the presence of a little lady called BoBo. She was and still is our 'first child', (even if she has 4 legs and poos in the back garden).
How do we tell our actual child that the end is nigh?
Daddy P previews the Interactive Worry Plague from the Irish Fairy Door Company. A heads up for those looking for a Christmas present for a worrisome or anxious child. (or just one that loves fairies).
Christmas is a time for firsts; Whether it be; your first Christmas as a couple, first as husband and wife, in a new house, with a newborn or first with a child that believes in the magic of Santa Claus.
Daddy Poppins thinks that 2nd is the new 1st. Find out why he thinks that the 1st Christmas your child knows whats going on at Christmas is better than the Photo op that is a newborn over the festivities