How's the dad-stuff going.....apart from a very small handful of restless nights sleep, the little-man has been a cracker. Lisa does by far the majority of the actual parenting (and obviously feeding) but the bits I get involved with, I'm not that bad at. Bath-time seems to be the boys favourite and I do that without tears or drowning him. Nappy changing is all good and I'm even alright at switching the reusable ones. My weak spot has to be the simple changing of clothes. With so many poppers (and in some cases old skool buttons), it can be akin to a psych-ed challenge. Also, I'm very aware I have dad-strength and always a wee-bit worried about snapping one of the dude limbs - although I am told (frequently) that the wee-fella is pretty resilient. Outside of the day-to-day stuff, taking the wee-dude swimming is a favourite. Lisa takes him to his weekly swimming lesson but I do get to take him to the pool once a week or so. He's clearly not much of a swimmer at the moment but he loves being flung about, having the occasional underwater adventure but he seems to really enjoy the post swim shower with his dad.
Sadly I'm pretty sure the summer is now over! It's been a couple of weeks since I went wakeboarding and did have to slip on my 3:2 wetty. Still, it was sunny and beautifully flat, so I think I ended the summer season on a high.
Heading down to Cornwall in a few days, for a spot of adventure, wakeboarding and surfing. Hoping that on the way I'll be able to squeeze in a session with the Exewake crew....just so long as the weather allows (don't mind the cold but the wind would really screw things up).
I can't say where we're going as apart from the basic details, it's a secret from Lisa. It should be a good crack though and with a spot of sunshine we might even be able to get out on the kayaks.
That's about it for news and if you follow my Instagram, you've probably seen all the wee-dude pics and stuff. Still, here's a snapshot of life in the last few weeks.