"I'm a Tradie"
On the way home from school Monday my oldest 2 were sitting in the back seat chatting about their Pokemon cards. Jaec was going on and on about how powerful one of his cards was and Kaine was responding with “Yeah, but my Umbreon could beat him EASY!” (They could have been speaking Chamorro, I wouldn’t have known). They were going back and forth, back and forth, back and forth...
Questions from a 4 year old.
A conversation as Izaac walks into the toilet after I have just used it (note, we are on septic and don’t flush #1’s all the time) Izaac - “Dad, why is your wee that colour?” Dad - “Because I drink too much Mother” Izaac - “Oh” Do you think this will greatly reduce my chances of getting Mother to sponsor my blog?
I heard this today and thought it might interest ridden-with-guilt, struggling...
The little liar!
Like most parents, I can pick when my kids are lying. Don’t get me wrong, it’s few and far between and they are usually pretty honest kids. Of late Jaecob (6) has been lying more and more (and getting pretty good at it)… sometimes really trivial stuff and less often more serious stuff. An example I want to share happened on Tuesday of this week. I woke up a little late as Mel...
Top 5 Tips for Dads
On The Morning Show Thursday, they had Steve Bedwell on talking about his book called The Baby Owner’s Manual - Father’s Edition. After about 90 seconds of coverage he signed off with his “Top 5 Fathering tips”… I thought, I’d do mine for expecting Dad’s. Listen to everyone’s advice, but make your own decisions. If you have a boy, point his willy...
After a day of cleaning the house I picked up the boys from school and returned home. I walked in the house with my 4 year old. “Yay, mummy’s home!” he exclaimed. “No she isn’t, why would you think that?” I responded. “The house is cleaned.” For the first time in 6 months I have cleaned the house to the level of my wife… Not a great...
Multiple kids, you really need to spend more time...
On Sunday I was doing a lunch run to our local IGA, just to get a few necessities and lunch for the day. Jaec came out of the play room as I was walking out the back door and asked “Can I come with you?” “Where are you going?” (I love it that he asked if he could come before finding out where we were going). I usually say no, as I was taking the Camry and I didn’t...
Chicken and Egg issue
Hey all, I am trying to start a Facebook page that feeds directly from Tumblr, but I need 25 people to like the page first. So if you like my blog, please like http://www.facebook.com/pages/3AM-Dad/134449776627727?sk=wall
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Almost had a heart attack!
We have a very naughty habit of not strapping Yve into her high chair. You see, she is too little to climb out of it and we tilt it back so she can’t fall forward. After what happened on the weekend, we will be locking her into her chair going forward! I was in the kitchen preparing dinner, Yve was a little restless and was in her high chair just watching me prep. She seemed happy enough...
TV vs Radio
A while ago we decided that we wouldn’t let the kids watch TV during the week. It works really well and didn’t take too long for the kids to get used to it. We hardly ever get asked to put the TV on and most of the time we have to remind them on Friday nights that they are allowed to put the telly on. A couple of weeks ago, it was reinforced that they did watch too much TV when I was...
Don't ever apologise.
Don’t ever apologise for who you are. Whether you are happy or not, don’t ever feel the need to “fake it” for other people. If you are happy, be happy. Don’t feel like you shouldn’t scream from the top of the world you are happy, you love your partner, you love your children. Alternatively, don’t be ashamed if you are unhappy, seek help from friends and...
Izaac 4 “Dad, look there is a garbage truck… It stinks, stinks like my feet.”