Month: November 2016

Please go to sleep Harry…

Three weeks in and we’re starting to feel like we’ve always had two children.

Harry has fitted in well and Sophie’s attitude towards him has remained remarkably positive. So proud of her for that.

One thing that has entertained and infuriated me in equal measure has been the little man’s sleeping sounds. It’s cute, but at 3am you’re rather he kept silent!

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The end of paternity – work looms large

This time two weeks ago I was in my classroom pondering if paternity leave would ever start.

My wife was a week overdue, I’d unexpectedly returned from half term to my class of children who were just as surprised to see me as I them.

Fourteen days later, amidst the whirlwind of Harry’s arrival and settling down, the time has come for me to return.

And I’m gutted to be saying bye to my family, for the daytimes at least.

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Six weeks in, Rebecca “Jef-t” the Apprentice

It was so lovely last night to watch Becs in her element – chatty, enthusiastic, exuberant. She came across as warm, great fun and bursting with creative energy.

What a shame that was only on The Apprentice: You’re Fired.

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Sophie our Bake Off showstopper

With an army of over 15m devotees, The Great British Bake Off has become a fortress of British entertainment. Wednesday evening 8pm – my wife would set her timer and, like clockwork, settle down to watch the success-hungry contestants bake, whisk and mix their way towards success.

Even Sophie got in on the act, as this post proves.

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When Harry met Sophie

The moment we told Sophie back in April she was going to be a big sister was really special.

“Is that OK, Sophie?”

“That’s fine.” Aww.

Since then, we’ve been busily preparing her for the major changes that she would face when her little baby brother or sister arrived on the scene. And she’s been very excited – even if her ideas for baby names consisted merely of “Baby” and “Sophie”. Not particularly original…

We’d always said we wanted her to be the first person aside from us to meet the latest addition to our family.

Tuesday lunchtime, just four and a half hours after he arrived, she got her opportunity…

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One laborious night later…

When I suggested broadcasting  my wife’s labour on Facebook Live, I assumed she’d share my opinion that this was staying in touch with current trends.

I thought she’d love it.

Sadly though for those of you who stayed up on Monday night in anticipation, the idea was unequivocally vetoed and this blog post will have to be the next best thing!

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