Being a father is a wild ride. My name is Christopher & these are my observations, theories & comments on life as the dad of my two boys Ripley & Jayden. I write this to air my thoughts & update my friends & family with photos, videos and such like. For everyone else I offer hints and tips on parenting as I learn them. For legal reasons I make no direct reference to my employer or any of my colleagues.
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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Observation_: One Year
okay, I have plugged in my voice recognition system, and now I am trying a new experiment, I am just going to speak, I am going to let my train of thought flow on to my blog with out any editing. This might get a little bit confusing, my voice recognition system is only 99.5% accurate so it is likely that there will be a few spelling errors inside this blog entry. at least it will give you an impression of how I speak. Okay then what shall I talk about, I suppose I had better keep it on topic and talk about Ripley.
He is walking around now, more than ever, in fact he is probably walking more than he is crawling. It is more like tottering, he looks a little unstable but he hardly ever falls over. Once or twice he has even picked himself up from the floor without anything to hold onto, this is one of these milestones that you read about. I am really pleased with his development, it is much better than I could have ever hoped for, he is not even one yet and he is really coming along with everything he does.I don't want to sound like a boasting parent, but I am truly am proud of everything he does and as a result I tend to go on and on about his achievements, believe it or not I don't talk about how well he is doing to my friends as much as I do to my family and to this blog, I really try my hardest not to be a bore. If you are a parent you will know how easy it is to be a baby bore. The fact is he is doing loads of things that an 18 month old child would be doing and even beyond that, switching into baby bore mode here is a list:
playing hide and seek
finding objects that are hidden or obscured by other objects
I really am awful, this voice recognition system is going to make this blog very boring, I find myself boasting to you, the anonymous Internet cloud, because I really can't do it to anyone else, apart from my family of course.
I just started his trust fund the other week, I am putting some money into it every month, it is basically a form of government tax, the UK government "generously"gave every child born in the UK £250 to start a trust fund, I can't help but be a little pessimistic about this generosity, the trust fund is accessible by the child when he or she reaches 18 years of age. It will be just in time to help pay for their tuition fees, I am fairly sure it is just a way of making it socially acceptable for parents to foot the bill of what traditionally has been funded by the government. It is nothing more than a stealth tax. It will cause and even greater divide between the poor and the rich, because not everybody will be able to contribute regularly to a trust fund, so at the age of 18 your child's life and direction will be determined by how much money you were able to save. I guess these are the perils of a capitalist society. Don't get me wrong I really am a rather conservative antidisestablishmentarianist, you see there is a very good example of why which voice recognition is great, I would never have been able to spell antidisestablishmentarianist in a million years.
Anyway, I had better get back to what I was doing, this certainly saves my fingers a lot of wear and tear. I will try and think of something a little more interesting to say next time.