Saturday, 31 May 2008
Friday, 30 May 2008
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Sunday, 25 May 2008
We have had a lovely day today. Typical bank holiday weekend - raining. Lucy and I had a fabulous time splashing in the puddles and getting really wet whilst shopping in Norwich. Earlier blogs alluded to the fact that I need to concentrate on the more serious side of parenting instead of buffoonery, however that was just too good an opportunity to waste. I particularly enjoyed the disapproving looks that came from elderly and middle class shoppers as they passed by. Bite me, I am an irresponsible parent and it was great fun!! One of the joys of being a parent is being able to share a moment like that with your children. I don't suppose Lucy will remember it, but I know I will.....
Amy confessed to me in the car today that she is starting to get nervous about the birth in six weeks or so. Me too. I am in awe of women during child birth. Lucy's birth was very difficult and I can understand why she is anxious. The worry of being a parent is there even before they are born. I am a bit of a control freak and I recall feeling so helpless during Lucy's birth. I wish that there was something more that I could do. All I want is my wife and baby to come through the birth safely and well. They mean so much to me and watching it all unfold before you and not being able to do a thing is frightening. I am keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well.
Saturday, 24 May 2008
Thursday, 22 May 2008
The days where I have Lucy on my own can be a real disaster! I look forward to them so much and have really high expectations as they are so few and far between. I try to cram so much in to the days , I think I simply wear Lucy out and she gets tired and grumpy. I feel that I need to treat her with something like the ice cream to compensate for not spending enough time with her and I never learn that treats like this usually spell disaster. The most amazing thing about today despite my cock ups was that for the first time ever this week Lucy loves being on my shoulders. This just seems like a real dad thing and I was chuffed to bits! Hence the photographic evidence. Another lesson today - don't overload and over excite children. It does them no good, as discovered!
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Monday, 19 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
I leave you with this today.
Five amazing things about being Lucy's dad....
- Watching her grow and sharing all those new things that are amazing about childhood
- When she calls me daddy, such a simple word, my heart melts.
- The love that we have between us is like nothing else I have ever experienced. I can't describe it.
- Her giggle is infectious!
- Bathtime has always been my time, wrapping her up in a warm towel afterwards just tops it off.
Five worries about being Lucy's dad.....
- The fear of loosing her.
- The fear of something bad happening to her.
- Not knowing whether I am doing the right thing.
- Her obsession with Pingu! It drives me mad...
- Wanting her to become the good person I know she can be and it is my responsibility to enable her to fulfill her potential.