STORY OF THE WEEK
AND SHE STRIKES AGAIN…! I took Binks and India to Norfolk for the weekend to see my Dad. We drove to the local shops in high spirits, Christmas songs belting and India speaking in a language I can only describe as a Rosetta Stone cd re-winded!
How many things is there for a little one?! From numbered blocks to singing snakes they had it all, I can only assume from India’s body language she was in her element! The trolley was filling up thick and fast, I decided to have a moment with my baby girl whilst the others were occupied. Checking all her signs, everything seemed safe to go ahead, on this day I was particularly daring, I put her up on my shoulders!
“It was to late, the deed was done and she had puked in my ear and down my face. What had I done to deserve this”
We had only tried this before behind closed doors and within the safety of our own home, at this shop I was left exposed for all to see. We commenced on our quest to avoid any more shopping as Daddy had really had enough, we were well into our little walk around when I heard this cackle, it couldn’t have been a witch as Halloween had been! I took several more steps to hear it again and realised it was no witch, just my daughter plotting her next attack on me.
Before I had the chance to react, it was to late, the deed was done and she had puked in my ear and down my face. What had I done to deserve this… I then had the pleasure of wearing the puke like an accessory with a tail in between my legs walking back through the crowds to find my Dad and Binky.
TIP OF THE WEEK
“You can NEVER take enough photos, my little girl is growing so quickly and right there and then you tend to enjoy it so much that capturing these special moments is the last thing on your mind. Although you will always have the memory in your head I do wish I had taken a few more pictures to hold onto!”
DAD OF THE WEEK
Dad of the week is something new to my blog. I wanted to start recognising some of the great Dad’s out there. Initially I was planning on doing one a week but this week however, two Dads have stuck out in particular for me.
My first is a Dad called Calum Smith (@calumdanielsmith) this nomination really touched me from your wife Ashley (@ashley_elizabeth_smith).
I think all men will agree that the admiration and respect you have for your partner going through what they do is greater than its ever been. But I think men can actually be oblivious to how much of an impact their support can be and mean for their partner. Calum shows all these amazing qualities, he’s supported Ashley through some difficult months and devotes himself to giving his family the best life possible, it means him having to go away a few weeks at a time for work, a sacrifice he needs to make by not seeing his family as much as he’d like but once none the less that needs to be made. He puts his family before himself and for that your daughter Norah and wife Ashley love you dearly.
My second Dad of the week is called Brett Kinloch (@kinloch87) nominated by his partner. Brett represents for me what is great about this world, even though humanity is faced with constant challenges they always find a way of overcoming these problems together. The family often watch fictional films about super-humans, when in reality we are surrounded by them each day. Brett was diagnosed with a high grade brain tumor; the tumor has affected the mobility down his left side so struggles to carry his girls. Even with these hurdles his humor has not been tainted, he is their superman.