In an ideal world, my wife and I would quit our jobs and spend as much time as we could with our kid. In the real world, we’ve got bills to pay. This means we need to work. This means we need to outsource a significant proportion of our son’s childcare. And this means he spends around two-and-a-half days of every week with his grandparents. Continue reading “Are grandparents the new parents?”
A British couple have contacted Guinness World Records after witnessing their toddler and his grandparents carry out a five-minute video call in one, hitch-free session.
The successful communication, which is believed to be an intergenerational first, began around 6.45pm on Sunday evening, when Continue reading “Parenting satire: toddler and grandparents successfully complete video call”
It’s fair to say the dual blow of my wife’s parents going to America for a month and my son’s nursery summer holiday arriving has hit my wife and I pretty hard. And when I say pretty hard, I’m talking with more force than a Continue reading “Nursery summer holiday: don’t panic! The grandparents are coming”
Don’t worry, this isn’t becoming a daily thing. But in the interests of full disclosure, I felt it only right to tell you that this morning I… Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: how was your Tuesday morning?”
Summer 2014, Wimbledon Chase, South West London. A newly married couple sit down in the living room of their cramped flat and Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: should we move closer to the grandparents?”
So how are we all doing today? I’m not great, mainly because my wife are I have just had a nightmare night. The issues began at 3am when I needed to Continue reading “Once upon a time a rookie daddy… went to the bathroom at 3am”
Our broadband is playing up, my child has a cold, conjunctivitis and constipation and I’m beginning to itch my eye at a rate of around 23 times a minute, but am I going to Continue reading “9 things that improve when you become a parent”