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Month: July 2017

Keep the faith?

Keep the faith?

A quick transcript of a conversation between iBear and I this morning: Daddy: I’m going to love you forever and ever, iBear: yeah…. until you die, Daddy: (without thinking and a little bit stunned) no, even after that., iBear: yeah and then when I die we’ll see each other and be together again! The term can of worms is probably the most suitable here. When do you start talking to your four year old about this most taboo of subjects,…

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Board Game Geeks – Assemble!

Board Game Geeks – Assemble!

This weekend was the inaugural four way lads board game, beer and BBQ get together in Bristol– and it was Team Awesome! The attendees: me (41, married, Dad of one, Wife reaction: a fellow board game fan but not the type we like to play – a   of the head at my excitement, Daughter reaction – “enjoy your holiday Daddy”),  J (41, married, Dad of one, Wife reaction:  one of disbelief right up until the day we flew, Daughter reaction –…

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Graduation Day

Graduation Day

A Graduation ceremony? At her Nursery?  Give over! This was my response just over a year ago when friends of ours who had their child in the same nursery as us told us about what they were up to this week. However, after seeing their photos I was instantly a convert to the celebration and today it was our turn. iBear has been ridiculously excited for today for the best part of a week.  She’s been telling us that they’ve…

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A 4 year olds guide to learning to fly.

A 4 year olds guide to learning to fly.

If you’d like to fly like a bird simply follow these steps: Flap your arms really hard, Find some sort of fairy costume and put it on, Go to sleep wearing said fairy costume for 10 sleeps in a row, You can now fly.

Training my future Olympian.

Training my future Olympian.

Every parent is allowed to have at least one ultimate dream that they hope for their child, right? If you ignore the standard, obvious stuff like being happy, having kids of their own, being in a settled stable relationship, good job etc etc and shoot for the moon what would you choose? Me? I’d love it if iBear became a gold medal winning Olympian! I don’t necessarily have a preference on which sport *coughs* athletics *coughs* I just know that…

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The induction.

The induction.

Today iBear attended an induction session at her new school so she and some of the other kids could see what it was like. There’s 18 kids going up from the existing nursery and 10 including iBear coming in from 8 different local nurseries so it’s going to be a decent mix.   iBear was, I’m told, “bouncingly excited” before going and “quiet but smiley” as she walked through the gates into her new adventure. Play it cool lass, play it…

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