Golden Oldie: Dear Daughter and Jesus on the naughty cross

Posted by Craig on Thursday Apr 22, 2010 Under Dear Daughter...

Religion’s giving you major issues (and that’s before you start asking your parents/grandparents about their different beliefs) and you had avoided the whole issue of Jesus until starting school, but now that you know about him, you’ve been a tad curious in how he can be born every year but is also dead. Read More

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I’m riffing this off of Tara Cain’s blog post 3 reasons why being a mum hasn’t made me a better person as it struck a chord. As Tara says, there’s a lot of highlights to being a parent but there are downsides. And as this cold/cough won’t let me sleep, it seemed like a decent idea for a blog post… Read More

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Golden Oldie: Kids and the apocalypse: a cheerful post

Posted by Craig on Thursday Apr 22, 2010 Under Being a dad

It’s one of those things that I keep trying to put out of my head, but posts like this don’t help (for those too lazy to click: Dan worries about looking after his kids if civilisation broke down) and I must be more of a doom-and-gloomer than him because I worry about the next step: what happens if some bad stuff goes down and junior is left on her own?

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Sometimes you really surprise me. There you are, with a ridiculous amount of toys from Xmas – there’s stuff you’re still opening (though I never thought Guess Who would have been an early favourite present) and what’s your current favourite? A High School Musical blow-up bed. A bed. You would think you slept on the floor every night or something. Maybe we should make you.

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Golden Oldie: Dear Daughter 18/1/10: Dad trumps Disney

Posted by Craig on Thursday Apr 22, 2010 Under Dear Daughter...

Dear Daughter, you are a little sook but I love you dearly for it… Read More

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Dear Bump, there’s not a lot left to know about you. We know your sex and now, according to your mum, you have ears. To which, all I can say is: could you listen to your mum and stop knocking lumps out of her at all hours of the day. Read More

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Greatest hits coming over

Posted by Craig on Thursday Apr 22, 2010 Under Uncategorized

Seem to have had a wee spike in traffic over the last week – and might get some more over the next few days with the SECC Scottish Baby Show – so to that end, I’m going to bring over the baby, daughter and parenting blogposts from elsewhere and add them in here as this is where they should be. I’ll title them all Golden Oldie and get them all up in the next hour so if you want more fresh material, that will be there from tomorrow!

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What? I’m a writer, we get excited when get nomimated for things. It’s what we’re like. Besides, this is a more interesting election than the other one.

Anyway, word reaches me that I’ve been put forward for a MAD award (best new blog), so I’m all chuffed. Or I was until I looked at the amount of entries and the quality of the competition (warning, if you go blog reading in the links there you’ll lose hours) (and if you do do that, don’t forget to vote for me first :-) ).

Nah, who am I kidding? I’m still chuffed.

Anyway, the point is that there’s some top entries over there well worth reading if you’re into the dad/mum blogging scene (The awards are on Twitter too.) and if you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the blogging water then there’s a guide there for that.

Now is it unethical to create email addresses for your unborn child and have him vote…

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(I’m just amazed I stayed awake. Normally a sleepy cuddle from madam puts me out as well.)

(And yes, all attempts at getting the thumb out of the mouth have failed spectacularly as you can see.)

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Dear Bump: Things never to say to your mum

Posted by Craig on Monday Apr 5, 2010 Under Dear Bump...

“I don’t know why you’re moaning about having to carry this child around in you, saying it’s sore. I carried it about – well half of – first and it was no bother at all.”

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