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Those Three Little Words…

Empty Nest Syndrome. MrsPdubyah was moping about the house yesterday ‘unfulfilled’ and generally mooching and moody, #1Son has allegedly left home and MrsPdubyah yesterday used some of my beer tokens … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

Ms17 and the driving licence

After the last effort, where 40 in a 50, and 50 in a 60 zone don’t cut it for the examiner, Ms17 had another crack at it today, in the … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

Jolly Hockey Sticks – the College edition

Every year there is a pre-season Inter-College “tournament” at St. Cuthberts College in Remuera. It’s called the Anzac tournament and is by invitation only. As part of promotion the College hosts … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one – A New Car revisited.

Insert swearing word here, well insert a few. Seems that although superficially the new to you car was pretty tidy turns out it was just waiting to blow up. Firstly … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Trying Teen Times – Part the Seventh – Getting your life back

not getting another cat, that would be a bit of a win. I’m sure we don’t want to become crazy pet people who substitute dogs or cats for kids and tie themselves with a badge of courage for doing so

January 22, 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

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one – Part the Fourth

but when he sits next to me with a gamestaionboy device I know he’s been more focussed on some qualification and experience in something that’ll do him no good and have no relevance in anything he wants to do in life.

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one – Part the Third

I grit my teeth, oh I really do. Daughter will not keep here room space tidy. I get surface mess, I just don’t appreciate piles of clothes, It’s very trying. … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one- Part the Second

My son has had an epiphany, his moment of realisation, that bit as a teenager when you have a stream of consciousness, the outpouring of everything that you think you’ve done … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one

“That my son is not a plan it’s actually a bit of a nightmare”

November 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Testing Teeenager Times

There is a line between prevention and obstruction.

October 26, 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

The Birds and the bees.

It’s that time, actually it’s past that time, when as a father you have to face up to the fact that your daughter is in fact sexually mature. Not that … Continue reading

November 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Having one of each, children that is.

Seriously I have one of each. Children that is. In many ways! Eldest is a boy, youngest therefore a girl – not rocket surgery there then Boy is a rather … Continue reading

October 14, 2009 · Leave a comment

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