The thing that scared me most about becoming a dad was that I’d become boring and stop doing all the stuff that made my life fun. Turns out the opposite is true – I’ve become a big kid and rediscovered so many things I’d forgotten I loved!
While I was thrashing around in a giant ball pit at Leo’s Fun Zone yesterday (and secretly having the time of my life) something suddenly hit me: our baby boy already has way cooler stuff, and is doing way cooler things, than I’ve ever done.
The last thing I want to do is force my little boy into anything he doesn’t want to do, but how will he experience new things if we don’t give him the occasional nudge in the right direction?
The weather’s rubbish, the garden’s out of bounds, so I’ve bitten the bullet and done the honourable thing by converting my cherished man cave into an adventure playroom for my son.
If there’s one thing Christmas 2016 taught me (apart from that festive hangovers and babies don’t mix), it’s that it’s finally time to say a tearful farewell to my trusty little hatchback and buy a proper dad’s car.
I was worried we’d be stuck indoors once the temperatures began to plummet, but Sonny’s as happy outside now as he was in summer. Here are my top tips for beating the cold with kids.
I wish I loved trees as much as my son loves trees. In fact, I wish I loved anything as much as my son loves trees.
Almost every new experience with a baby is nerve-wracking, so when I headed to the swimming pool with Sonny on the first morning of our holiday in Turkey, it’s fair to say I was slightly on edge.
We’d been quietly dreading Sonny’s first flight ever since committing to our inaugural foreign family holiday, but in truth preparing for the plane ride was far more stressful than the actual experience.
They say it’s every dad’s dream for his son to grow up to be a sporting superstar, and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t already pictured Sonny winning the men’s singles at Wimbledon, or scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final…