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Growing up – “It’s no use we’re losing her Captain”

Such a timid thing, I though. MissPdubyah has all the worldliness of a tea-spoon. This is the daughter who had to look up a map to see how to drive … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing up – the one with the still leaving home

It’s been an intriguing week. Boychild has signed his tenancy agreement with his girlfriend and a new landlord for a place in Kelston. All his worldly goods in a couple … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing up – the one with the leaving home.

#1 Son is about to leave the parental home and set up a love nest with this girlfriend. It’s been a while coming. As a father I’m pleased that he’s … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Growing up – the one with the frustration.

I care about my children a lot, and whilst by no means the best parent I think that between me and MrsPubyah we did an okay job. Currently #1 son … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Growing up – the one about finding a job

It’s not easy finding a job at the moment and #boychild is finding this out first hand. Having passed some A levels (he’s fairly bright) and deciding that further education didn’t appeal … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

When the children grow up – the one with the memories

Daughter is having a fine old time recounting to us her version of her childhood. There are a couple of stand out stories so far. They all start with “Do you … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Parenting – the one with the nonsense rhymes

MrsPdubyah and my Daughter was sitting around talking about her childhood, and some of the things she remembers, which is rich fodder for another time. From that conversation I had … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Parenting disaster – an ongoing series

Well I have to confess to really making a hash of this one. Daughter has a car with a Mongoose Alarm system and a two button remote. We have two, … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing up and letting go – sporting your life vicariously

At 17 it’s come down to a battle of wills. Miss does not want to play club hockey this year. We already agreed that the representative competitions weren’t going to be a feature, it still  seems … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one – Part the Sixth – A New Car

Well we found a car, a very low mileage two owner Mazda Astina 1994 – which makes it only slightly younger that the #Boychild, and so we brought it.  It comes as … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one – Part the Fifth – Cars

A couple of years ago #Boychild wanted a car, and we made him save his hard-earned cash for one. It was only a ‘bomb’, and was never going to last … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Christmas – what’s with that

Christmas – How mad do people go? As parents you of course like to show public largess to your children, and your closest friends. However the need to buy a … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Living your life vicariously – the sporting edition

And this is where it gets interesting since I’d like her to play to prove a point and to have some fun, and she is saying no

October 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

The daughter has an job in mind

It does seem that neither of them want to achieve mediocrity, and they do seem to get that a house, two cars, two kids and a cat isn’t exactly “living the dream” for the parents. I’m hoping to be a kept man in my dotage.

September 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Suicide and punishing the dead by punishing the living.

For you Te Ururoa Flavell it’s about punishing the dead by punishing the living, and in the end it makes not one blind bit of difference if you bury a person outside the gates, whether you mourn only for 1 day not 2 or 3, and if you deny the dead person the dignity of remembrance, in the end it’s about how you’ve let that person down by not caring enough to prevent their death.

And that Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell is the bottom line.

July 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Pre Ball Pretty

We had a pre-ball thingy at our house, and all the dughters came with their mothers, and with one exceptions all the daughters were taller than the mothers, I kid … Continue reading

July 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Watching

So this time we’re hiding in plain sight, in the sun, with the other parents, but this time she’s a player not an umpire.

July 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Keeping up with the kids

It’s a bit like living your live vicariously, but there is an awful amount of herding and shepherding going on at the moment with the daughter. You’ll know, or you … Continue reading

March 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

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