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11 hilarious baby conversations immortalised as text messages

Kids say the funniest things. Like “lellow” instead of yellow. “Footsie” instead of foot. “Helilopler” instead of helicopter. And “cheese” instead of Read more

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9 reasons parenting is the same as playing golf

Confession time. For the last three days, instead of slaving over a hot potty, I have been up in Scotland visiting family and getting my golf on at The 147th Open Championship. And while I’ve missed my wife and the Bubster like crazy, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with my dad’s latest news, recharge my batteries and work out that parenting and playing golf are pretty much the same thing. Read more

5 slightly creepy things all parents do

Inspiration can strike at bizarre times. Like when you are sniffing your child’s backside at the side of a swimming pool in Ibiza on a sunny Friday afternoon, for example. There I was doing our standard 3pm poo check, when it hit me: as a parent, you end up doing loads of things that are actually pretty creepy when you sit down and think about it. Read more

5 things I learned at my first baby rave

Rhythm is a dancer. It’s a source of passion. You can find it anywhere. Or you could in your late teens and early 20s, anyway. Now you’re a parent hunting down somewhere to show off your best moves is a little more challenging. It is not impossible, however. And I know this because my wife and I recently took the bubster to our first baby rave. Read more

5 reasons parents love talking about not getting enough sleep

Due to a combination of my toddler skipping his afternoon nap, waking through the night, co-sleeping between the hours of 2am and 4am and getting up ridiculously early, I’m knackered. Pooped. Shattered. Worn out. Negatively, this has somewhat reduced my productivity. Positively, it has enabled me to spend the whole day talking about not getting enough sleep. Read more

The 5 best things to do with your toddler at the beach

Question: what’s pale, ginger and covered in sunburn that’s so bad it’s going to turn into heinous, puss-filled blisters? Answer: a 12-year-old me after spending a day on the beach baking under the sun while on a family holiday in southern Scotland. Yes, this is a true story. And yes, it does say southern Scotland. I really do burn that easily. But if you think this sensitive skin is Read more

10 things that get my goat

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. After a break of nearly four months, the infamous Father-Hood.co.uk midweek list franchise is indeed back. OMG, how exciting! This must mean that Father Hood has thought of more hilarious listicles to add to his side splitting back catalogue that includes 17 things I do more since becoming a parent, 9 things that make parents scream and 13 things I’ve learned about baby clothes. Read more

11 questions parents ask when watching Fireman Sam

When he hears that fire alarm, Sam is always cool and calm. If you’re stuck, give him a shout. He’ll be there to help you out. So move aside make way, for Fireman Sam. ‘Cause he’s gonna save the day, Fireman Sam! If you are a parent of a young child, the chances are you will currently be crooning the above tune. But while singing the lyrics to Fireman Sam’s theme tune 29 or 30 times a night for the past few weeks has firmly tattooed them on my cranium, it has not helped me uncover the answer to the any questions I have about the programme itself.

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