Family life

The perfect ten

Magnetic numbers on a fridge.

There are three kinds of people in this world: those who can add up and those who can’t. I *may* be a representative of the latter category there but, if recent developments are anything to go by, Dylan doesn’t look like he’s going to take after me and experience the humiliation of having to retake …

My day as a stay-at-home dad

A toddler pretending to drink out of an empty glass.

I have long acknowledged that stay-at-home parents have the hardest jobs in the world. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to prove this hypothesis – as if proof were needed. Kate went out for the day to buy Dylan’s birthday presents, so I got a taste of what it’s like to be a stay-at-home dad. Obviously, I’d had …

The youth of today…

A man diving into a lake.

It’s finally happened; I’m coming out with the kind of line widely associated with old people. Jokingly, of course, but that’s the first step. You know the kind of remark, usually something relating to ‘the youth of today’ and there being a general lack of respect for their elders. Now I know this is a bit …