Family life

I’ve taken myself for a mug

A man holding eight mugs.

Being a natural-born pedant, I’ve always had a bit of an issue with Alanis Morisette’s song, Ironic. Why? Well, most of the examples of so-called irony cited in it aren’t ironic at all. They can mostly be attributed to misfortune or bad forward planning. Rain on your wedding day, for example, is a statistical likelihood …

Kids are weird

Three children leaning into washing on a line. Kids are weird.

I’ve come to the conclusion that kids are weird. It has taken me nine years and three children to reach this verdict, but I definitely believe it to be the case. Of course, I’ve long suspected young humans of being a bit odd and have witnessed plenty of compelling evidence since becoming a dad – …