“I just hope that I’m guiding him down the correct path & that one day he’ll be proud to say I’m his father...”
1 day ago
Here's a poem I wrote for anyone who's ever given a kid a shoulder ride:
No more forests of legs for you,
for up on my shoulders, there’s a marvellous view.
With panoramic horizons spanning all round, leave all your troubles down there on the ground.
But with any good shoulder ride, there are some strict rules. We’ll start off real simple - please watch your damn shoes!
Refrain from grinding them into my top, the stains are a nightmare, this HAS to just stop.
Stop wiping your snot in my lovely clean hair - I know what you’re doing whilst sitting up there!
It may be subtle & speedily done, but picking it out really isn’t that fun.
That green slimmy substance from your dark nasal cave - THAT IS NOT HAIR GEL - for god sake, please behave!
And what’s that warm feeling on the back of my neck? You wouldn't ...It can't be..... - YOU'VE PEE'D! – WHAT THE FECK?!! I asked if you needed one ages ago, to which you replied, “I really don't know....”.
Yet here I am, in urine soaked clothes, (with a waft of ammonia going straight up my nose), so next time please try, next time please push, or at least give me notice, so I can find you a bush!
Remove your little digits from out my eyes. Despite what you think, I don’t want a surprize.
I value my retina and value my sight - playing peek-a-boo now? That doesn’t seem right.
And Yes, you’ve been doing this for many long years, but please stop steering me by pulling my ears.
I am not a horse or a decrepit old mule, I’m human like you , and it’s really not cool.
They’re attached to my head & glued super tight, so despite trying to remove them with all of your might,
this is will end in one simple way; you not being carried for the rest of the day.
Comply with these rules & we’ll get along fine, I’ll ignore the compression of my poor fragile spine, I’ll ignore that you’re getting bigger and bigger, that your weight has increased, & your effects on my figure.
At the end of the day, you’re my child don't you see.
Forget everyone else, it’s just you & me.
1 day ago
One week post surgery! Antibiotics are done (thanks goodness.. we were having blow outs every single day, it’s been a true mess 😅). But this little angel has been as cheery as could be. Her scar is pretty intense, and it looks so painful, but she seems unfazed. I have always adored her, but now I admire her so much. 💪 Anyways, we’ve been over here eating waffles and chocolate, listening to French indie music, reading fashion magazines and artist biographies, and watching documentaries about the Beat generation. It’s been a little hectic but it’s slowing down now... I am inviting more inspiration and rest into our life.
I make this every year for Thanksgiving. It is DELICIOUS! This year I'm changing it up and using a keto friendly maple syrup. Any thoughts of what brand do use?
"You don’t understand. You are not me. You are not my baby. You can’t or don’t feel what I feel, or what she feels. You are not here, day in, day out. You do not see her tears, feel her body tremble or feel her hands grip your T-shirt in her fist when you try to put her down. You do not see her faint smile, feel her heart rate slow and watch her peacefully drift into sleep when she realises you are going to stay with her. You do not see the teething, the tantrums, the leaps, the random night time vomiting, the constant waking and her whimpers in the night. You don’t even see our small wins; the times I am able to walk away with a smile on my face knowing that she let me leave her there, the one time in her life that she fell asleep without me in the room, the one night she slept on her cot mattress, the one night she slept more then 2 hours without waking or even that one day she napped longer then 20 minutes... I’m so new to all of this, so is she. She has been on this earth for such a short time, only months. And no amount of months or planning could’ve prepared me for the reality of becoming a mother.
Consider that I definitely wouldn’t have wasted hundreds of dollars and hours of my time researching & buying the ‘perfect cot mattress’ or the ‘best bottles and pacifiers’ if I had of been told the truth when I was blissfully naive & pregnant.... every baby is different, and not only that - every SINGLE day is different.
In a cloud of despair & sleep deprivation I argue with myself and torment myself over the constant stream of careless comments, unsolicited opinions & useless advice that is given to me. I lay in the dark plagued with anxiety & worry - constantly over thinking every aspect of everything I have done because of a throwaway comment or a painfully obvious expression in response to something that I/she does....Continued in comments ❤️
It's hard to have a bad day with these goofballs 😁♥️ #dadlife
9 hours ago
International Men’s Day is held on 19th November each year. It's a global day of observance held every year in more than 60 countries around the globe... "IMD in the UK takes a gender inclusive approach and therefore believes in ensuring that issues affecting women and girls are also resolved. It also recognises the intersection between gender and other factors such as race and sexuality which can compound the inequalities affecting men and boys." - ukmensday.org.uk/
9 hours ago
Today is International Men's Day, which celebrates men and boys in all their diversity. We'd love to share with you the thoughts of our much missed founder David Drysdale about the cultural perception of men, their characteristics and their role in society. He opened up about being a dad, parenting two very young children from a hospital bed, saying: "Dads make up all different shapes and sizes. This is a size I never thought I'd make up." All dads are different. Wherever or however they find themselves, they all have enormous value in their children's lives. "This isn't just about dads, about one little territory that dads need to have," David says. "This is something far bigger. It's about building a better world for our children, families, the wider community and society." #InternationalMensDay#BeThereBeYourself#HowAreYouDad
9 hours ago
We each hold the amazing power to change the very trajectory of our lives because the condition of our heart and mind determines the condition of our LIFE. Let’s guard it well.