RAISING A DAD – 27 April 2014


I’m on a very slow train back to London from Leeds.

I’ve been away for a couple of days at a Salvation Army youth event (I’ve been speaking at it…I recognise more than ever that I’m well past “young”).

I left my lovely wife and K yesterday at my in-law’s and headed off.

I’m slowly getting used to saying goodbye (not sure I’ll ever fully get used to it) but leaving for a whole 36 hours has been tough.

He’s not a great sleeper and we share the night shift of feeding, changing and soothing. It’s only one night but I feel bad that I’m not there to help.

I’m learning that one of the biggest changes for me isn’t just working out how to be a good dad but how to be a good husband when we’re parents now too…


RAISING A DAD – 14 April 2014

He’s gone upstairs

For just under two months now, Kasper has spent most of his time on us…usually on his mummy…sometimes on me.

He likes to be cuddled (does he? Or do we just really like cuddling him?)

Tonight, he’s gone upstairs to sleep in his crib for the first time.

We’re now sat, downstairs, in the living room glued to the screen…his monitor screen, discussing his every move.

It’s like the worst episode of Gogglebox ever.