The lovely people at Hape have kindly provided me with one of their wonderful Tito the Turtle Pull Along toys to give away to a Tired Daddy reader. To enter just head over to http://www.facebook.com/tireddaddy, like and follow the page and share the post with one other tired mummy or daddy. About Tito: Tito is perfect… Read More Competition Time: Win “Tito The Turtle” Pull Along Toy from Hape.
And we are off…. (after a preamble from David Attenborough) Essentially a horny Sloth – The dude abides A swimming sloth – we are off to a good start, this guys is awesome! There be dragons! – Here we go… the nightmare fuel begins Lemurs vs spiny trees – why don’t they move to the… Read More Planet Earth II – A minute-by-minute review
The Problem: As we all know, babies fart and poo A LOT. It can happen any time, any place (see for example my earlier blog – A Poo At The Swimming Pool*), and the constant fear of an impending poonami is one of the most stressful parts of parenting. One of the biggest challenges we… Read More Dadventions #2 – The Smelliscope™
The Problem: After a long and inevitably sleepless night, time in the morning for a tired daddy is at an absolute premium. Where there used to be plenty of time to get dressed, showered, brush your teeth, have breakfast and coffee and get out of the door in time to catch the train to work,… Read More Dadventions* #1 – Caffeinated Toothpaste
Every time I hear the name Theresa May I cannot help be think “Professional, Affordable”. A pretty good tag line for a Prime Minister… Then I realised why I have this reaction, she has been building a subliminal advertising campaign for the past decade… Remember this… Theresa May : Professional, Affordable
Now I am approaching six weeks fatherhood, I have to admit that the relentless lack of sleep is now starting to take its toll a little bit. As a side effect of this, I have noticed my calorie intake has increased significantly, with sweet treats becoming an increasingly necessary supplement to help give me the… Read More Day 38: The TINOF* Scale of Parental Tiredness
Since the arrival of our son (and to be honest long before his arrival too!) my general appearance could probably best be described as “dishevelled-hobo-meets-sleep-deprived-fisherman-chic”.Essentially, I look tired… …Really tired… …All the time… However, this morning when I arrived at work following another night of not-quite-enough sleep I got complemented TWICE on how well rested… Read More Day 36: Revealed! The two lifestyle secrets that will mean you never look tired again
In the past it has been said on more than one occasion that I bear a passing resemblance to star of The IT Crowd, Bridesmaids and Girls, Irish actor Chris O’Dowd (Despite the fact I am about a foot shorter and about 100% less Irish)I was reminded today of something that happened to me a… Read More “I am not Chris O’Dowd”
Today I read in the news about the fact that the state retirement age is going to be going up again. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/12179375/Work-until-youre-75-or-even-81-under-Government-review-of-state-pension-age.html) It has got me thinking about what age my newborn son is going to have to work till… which is quite a scary thought. Of course, in reality I assume that in 80 years… Read More Day 31: Now I am a dad everything in the news makes me worry!