When did life stop being a game, when do we loose our inventiveness and imagination for play? Or is it still there?
These might be silly questions but as Monkey sticks her head between the railings of the climbing frame, getting a hoot out of 'surprising' Daddy, I wonder when I became so serious.
HAVE YOU EVER CAUGHT YOURSELF THINKING THE SAME OR AM I ALONE ON THIS ONE? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Repost from @london_dad:
I was going to post something completely different tonight all on queue to try and be witty or the like.
Then I realise @aestants was taking her time putting the kids to sleep and all was quiet on the baby monitor so down I go and these three little ones are all snoring away mama included.
Fatherhood is great but motherhood is just crazy.
Mamas I salute you, @aestants you amaze me every day keeping this family together, your kids adore you.
This time 5 years ago, after a couple of difficult days, we were greeted by this guy. We are continuously gob smacked with his hilarious sense of humour and his confident way with people. Hopefully he will always be that way. Happy birthday Louie my friend. #age5#happybirthday#birthdayboy#prouddad#igdads
Beach crew 🏖🌴This monkey is a playa cray-cray right on her first time 😂 eating her full fist of sand over and over again + splashing and watching her feet disappear in the sand + stealing mom’s melon and baguette sandwich for lunch = let’s call that a win 👍🏻
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Throwback to last week when, armed with an eff-ton of Gap vouchers we ventured into Brighton to pick up clothes for the new season... Why did we have the vouchers? Apparently the children were chosen as @gapkidsuk Style Star - still don’t quite believe it. Obviously they are cute and all but let’s be honest it’s mainly down to Naomi and her styling ability... Bit of backlash in the comments with people saying it was a shame it wasn’t won by ‘normal kids’ and insinuating that ours is an ‘unachievable lifestyle’ - total BS. Anyway must get back to dinner - my lobster’s getting cold...
If I'm honest this represents my day today. Bleak. Staring into nothingness. Watching time pass. For the most part of the day I couldn't even see 5pm. It felt so far in the distance and over some mountains. There were a few clouds that came along to annoy me but they blew over. For a long time I sat dipping my toe in the Instagram pool but lacked inspiration and wasted a whole lot of time. So yea, pretty dull day....I won't make that mistake again. I think I need some new inspiration, any ideas?. Now I'm back to my squad and Master J is coming home tomorrow!! Time for a party 🎉🎊
I can't be the only one that has days like this?
In a world which is crowded with images that can have a corrosive effect on our own well-being, using exercise to shake off the preoccupations of everyday life and the effect of social media can be a form of relief...
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I defy anyone who doesn't think this is cute or funny.
Makes me think about how things like Instagram can make some of us so ridiculously meticulous about what we post (me included) and that no matter what form, or what they do, our children are beautiful in every way and all we are really doing here is sharing our love and admiration for them.
Not selling a lifestyle.
MATILDA HAS SPENT 6 MONTHS PERFECTING THIS. I think like every 6-10 year old (or maybe older), this has been a big thing for a while. Everywhere we go I see kids swaying about doing their floss, or just the hips. Matilda is no different - she does it everywhere, all the time and it seems to get faster and faster. Look at her little concentration face! (I left Amelie talking on the end to show in real time 😊). Next thing is to nail a somersault on the trampoline.
I’ve checked 27 times and I promise I’m not making this up, but I’m nominated for Parenting Influencer of the Year in the Little London Magazine Awards 2018 🤯. I know, right?! 🤷♂️ I guess pics of my kids’ antics and tales of my thinning hair (the two are linked) have really struck a chord with someone out there. I’d LOVE for you to vote for me, so to make things easy, I’ve stuck the link in my bio... I’m up against some stiff competition in @thisismothership @thedadlab and @hannahstraffordtaylor but my mum has promised to vote at least twice so here’s hoping, huh?! 🤞. Thanks in advance to anyone who does vote for me... there’s a virtual tenner heading your way 💸 (Voting closes 19/09 @littlelondonmagazine)