Parenthood for Dummies
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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on with the show...
most recent posts appear first in the list, then proceeding back in time, check "archives" section on left-hand sidebar for earlier posts
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Misc_: Laughing Baby Video
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Diary_: ooooh it's all happening, what? Nothing.
That thing I didn't want to talk about is a step closer to happening, so I am feeling pretty happy... When it is all sorted I will talk about it but not now. God, what a pointless blog entry ;). Better say something about the boy... Running around like a hooligan, feel asleep on my chest the other day, our bond is as strong as it was when he was 6 weeks old - after a period of mummy adoration it seems he has noticed me again. He is devloping a highly complex language where everything is a different inflection (is that the right word sorry if it isn't I'm on the blackberry, no thesarus, what's another word for thesarus) of the sound "da", apart from the washing machine which is a "roun roun". Cute.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Photo_: Chris and Ripley Christmas 2005
Yes, I realise this picture was taken at Christmas, but since my PC blew up I have been using my work laptop and haven't really been able to upload any more pictures. this is still one of my favourite pictures of me and the kid.
He is not very well at the moment and don't we know about it. Penny and I have been awake since 4 a.m. to top it off I am not very well either, various doctors appointments are getting to the core of the problem and I must admit I am quite worried. Too much stress from every side. Must remain positive.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Diary_: Archery Win Win Situation
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Saturday, February 11, 2006
Misc_: Hmm That's Quite Interesting
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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Diary_: Mohammed Cartoons in Jyllands-Posten
it seems every blogger in the world is talking about the infamous Mohammed cartoons. I personally don't really have much of an opinion on this, so I guess I will force one out. Common sense will hopefully win through. I don't believe in censorship of the press, but I do believe that the press should behave in a reasonable way and NOT publish articles and images that will upset and appaul many millions of individuals. As I say - common sense.
The link between Islamic faiths and Terrorism obviously does not exist, by publishing images, as this Danish paper have, they are playing into the hands of terrorist organisations such as al-Qaeda, these organisations WANT to create a religious war as it helps them achieve their ends. The publishers of the cartoons have aided the terrorists in achieving this goal and should be dealt with as such.
Mind you, what would I know, I laughed at a Life of Brian, speaking of which, let's all just chill out and watch Monty Python:
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Progress Update_: Speaking & Stuff
I guess it is one of those things where you would properly have to be there, but the other day he was looking at a picture of a train and trying to say the word, with a little frown he said... "T.. t... t... t...... ROUND ROUND". That bloody washing machine is affecting his development I am sure :)
Anyway, we have bought him some cards with pictures of everyday household objects, you simply show the cards to the child and repeat the word. He is fascinated by them and is already attempting to say some of the words. The most well pronounced word is obviously "round" (in reference to our favourite household appliance) and "wow" which he uses for the usual reasons (a word he picked up from me), but just recently he is having a stab at saying banana, "nanaba" which he speaks in a low whisper - a sign that he is a little bit shy of the fact he can't get it 100% right.
New trick: kissing, it is adorable, he put his lips up against your cheek and goes "mmmmmmmmwhaaa". Very cute.
We are visiting preschools now, Ripley will have to start preschool at around 2 1/2. amazingly the waiting list means that you have to put your child down for a place the moment he or she is born. We didn't know that, so Ripley will at best have to start when he is 2 3/4. We will pad any discrepancy with some expensive trips to the local nursery (£50 a DAY!). we took him to visit a preschool just recently, he immediately jumped down and started running around playing with the toys and interacting with other children. The funniest moment was when he saw a toy train and went to grab it, a little boy of similar age yanked it back off him, Ripley stared at him then spun round and looked at me with pouting lips. I guess it is now on record as being the first time he was victim of a perceived unjust act. It was very cute, a lesson learned; you can't always get what you want.
Tags: Ripley, children, pouting, unjust, first words, cute, preschool, train, washing machine, kissing, speaking, play, group
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Diary_: Unexplained Events
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Thursday, February 02, 2006
Misc_: Ripley vs Stewie