Dad's Blog

Fatherhood took me a bit by surprise and hasn't let up. So much for the urologist's muttering about those slacker sperm of mine. Read more

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5 Jan 2016 - 10:24am
“Do you remember the time the doors closed and I was inside and you were outside?” I asked my daughter as we stepped into an elevator together the other day. She laughed and replied, “Yes, how could...
2 Dec 2015 - 10:20am
A 10-day holiday when you’re an adult flies past, but time seems to drag on forever when you’re a child. The car journey from our farm to the beach, where we spent most of our family holidays, always...
13 Nov 2015 - 4:46pm
I fell in love with reading as a child, which is why I still enjoy a good book today. Admittedly, I read lots of comics growing up, but this developed a desire to read for pleasure, to enjoy reading...
30 Oct 2015 - 12:14pm
Children have been reading aloud to cats at an animal shelter in Pennsylvania, USA. This innovative programme at Berks County Rescue League sees children from the ages of six to 13 years old...
5 Jan 2015 - 11:17am
Children instinctively want their parents to watch them doing stuff. Just before they joyfully jump into the pool and create a mini tsunami, spilling water all over the place, they’ll shout for you...
6 Feb 2014 - 12:01pm
Police pulled over a car in Bloemfontein the other day that was driving erratically. Behind the wheel sat a 10-year-old boy on a cushion. No seatbelt on. His father was sitting in the passenger seat...
30 Jan 2014 - 9:37am
I live in an apartment complex inhabited by a number of families. Every now and then I hear a baby crying at night, which brings back distant memories of that particular parental challenge. So glad...
15 Jan 2014 - 4:39pm
In 2002 my daughter went to big school for the first time. I love looking at the photo of her dressed in her too-big school uniform with a beaming smile on her face. In what sometimes feels like the...
8 Jan 2014 - 9:46am
My parents have settled into the steady routine of their retired lives. They walk their energetic dogs on the beach every day and they do all their own housework, which keeps them active and in...
27 Nov 2013 - 4:07pm
My daughter is almost finished her matric finals. She didn’t take dramatic art as a matric subject. If she did, she would have had to describe in her final exam how she’d stage the rape of a baby...

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