As a seasoned stay-at-home dad I should know better than to do a big shop with little helpers.
I guess it's like my relationship with KFC; every few years I just need reminding of why it's best avoided.
The warning signs were all there. Their eagerness to help for a start, that's not normal.
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Maybe it's because I helped out at school last year and now appear on a 'gullible parents' list, or possibly it's because when asked by his teacher, Luca told her I didn't work during the week and watched football all day. Either way, this week I was roped into helping out on his school trip.
I'm not one for new year resolutions, what with me being willpower intolerant and all.
Don't mock me now, it's a genuine medical condition. The nurse diagnosed me as such at my over-forty health check. I think. She definitely mentioned something about willpower, the rest was a little hazy.
Prior to Sonny starting Nursery our morning routine was so loose that my request of,
“Shall we get dressed?”, would often include the caveat,
“...before breakfast/lunch/mummy gets home from work?
It was based on a book by the same name which had really captured the boys imagination.
Father, caregiver, storyteller, teeth-brushing inspector, school-on-time deliverer, comic in residence, Mario Kart Grand Master ...
… but you don't need to ask them, because I've done it for you.
Me? A stay-at-home dad? Eating out?
My recent trip to Paris with the Canvas Bloggers brought back memories of my last trip to France three years ago, particularly as we passed through passport control before boarding the ferry.
You see last time I went to France I nearly didn't get beyond this point, but then why would you if you were suspected of human trafficking?
I have my 40+ health check this week.
It's not helping with my post 40 denial but it'll be fine because I'm sat here drinking herbal tea, and everyone knows that replacing coffee with Chinese green tea for a couple of days can reverse twenty five years of abusing your body.