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Getting run over by an ant! That would be crazy, wouldn’t it?

I took my five-year-old son and a couple of his pals bowling on Saturday. Ear-wigging their conversations in the back of the car was wonderful. The comic genius of the … Continue reading

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It’s my oldest boy’s eighth birthday today….

…my oldest boy. He thinks he’s cool, calls me ‘Dude’ – but he still insists on kissing his old dad on the lips at the school gates in the morning. … Continue reading

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My son’s neck-lumps: an update

First of all, thank you to all the commenters, emailers and Tweeters who contacted me after I wrote this post about my concerns about two pea-sized lumps that had mysteriously … Continue reading

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What are these lumps on my son’s neck (two GPs have no idea!)

They’re about the size of a marrowfat pea, a centimetre apart, and they’re on the back of my son’s neck, just below his hairline. I’m not worried about them, but … Continue reading

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Beast Quest: The way to get a reluctant seven year-old boy to read

As most parents of little boys know, it is very difficult to get them into reading. Too much energy, too many distractions, too flitty-flighty in the concentration stakes. Now my … Continue reading

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I’ve been approached by a headhunter. Should I go for it or stick to housedadding?

I was approached to apply for a job recently. A good job, with a decent salary. Lots of responsibility, long hours, high expectations. ‘Nothing to lose by throwing my hat … Continue reading

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My son’s the new Gerald Scarfe. What do you reckon?

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My wife’s first day off work in months turned into two – laid to waste by the Winter Vomiting Bug

Last Friday, my wife took a rare day off to spend the last day of half-term with her family. What a mistake! She never takes time off, my missus. A … Continue reading

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Am I being verbally unreasonable over my son’s ‘non-verbal reasoning’?

I bought a couple of homework books to keep my kids on the straight-and-narrow during this long, painful February half-term week. One of them is called Non-Verbal Reasoning, which tests … Continue reading

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A fickle child and a pack of White Lies

My seven year-old son was invited to a party on Saturday, start time: 2pm Friday 6pm: Me: So, are you excited about the party tomorrow? Him: No. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Playdates: Are girls easier than boys (or is it just my imagination)?

I have resisted playdates for the past couple of months. Obviously they’re great when you’re off-loading your kids to another parent with the words: ‘See you later. Good luck!’ ringing … Continue reading

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#SatCap: ‘Da-ad, I’ve got something to tell you…’

Well, can you do better? Leave me a comment below. And click on the cute badge to join in on Mammasaurus’s blog. Ta

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For the first time ever, my son was named Star of the Day. So imagine my disappointment…

Not too long ago, I was worried about my four year-old son’s development. As an August baby, he is one of the youngest in his Reception class. He seemed to … Continue reading

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My son don’t wanna dance no more

Last term, my son was up for it, big time. Dancing. When his school announced they would be putting on pre-class dance lessons he was all over it like a … Continue reading

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They grow up so quickly these days…

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#OneBornEveryMinute #Dad The minute my son was born.

‘Here’s looking at you, kid.’ I love Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute so felt very privileged when they asked me – along with many other parent bloggers – to … Continue reading

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Why has my son suddenly taken an interest in his appearance?

It’s his hair, more than anything. Like me, he’s got curly hair. If he grows it out, he looks like a sheep. It’s fluffy and lovely to me and his … Continue reading

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Gallery: World Photography Day – The Flying Boy

I’m a bit late to Tara Cain’s Sticky Fingers’ Gallery this week, but better late than never, as the actress said to the bishop. The theme is World Photography Day. … Continue reading

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My son’s glowing school report says he’s mature and responsible. Do they know something I don’t?

Here is the summary of my six-year-old son’s end-of-year school report: ‘Tom is an intelligent, mature and caring boy who has been an absolute pleasure to teach this year. He … Continue reading

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TheGallery: Baby Tom’s Travels

The theme of this week’s Gallery, created, chaired and governed by the inimitable Tara on her Sticky Fingers blog is Travel. I could post a whole gallery of photos from … Continue reading

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Like housefather, like son!

My dad was in the Army for a couple of years doing National Service in Cyprus, where he mainly learned to peel potatoes, make beds and fold clothes. Like father, … Continue reading

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