Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Well, I didn't get short listed as a best of the 'Daddy' blogs possibly because I'm not an American Christian, (which, from my casual reading of the other contenders, they all seemed to be to a man), possibly because I haven't written anything about ye kids for a while, which, when you think about it, is pretty much an essential qualification for a 'Daddy' blog (that, and a penis). As I said in another place earlier today:
'It's all my kids' fault. As soon as I put myself up for it they stopped doing anything weird, humorous, silly, or annoying - damn them! Now the short listing is over I fully expect them attempting to abseil from their bedroom window using dental floss, or do something science-shatteringly, physically impossible, like make a working room temperature cold fusion reactor with two potatoes and a paper clip.'
About half an hour after writing that I went to pick up Holly from Debs's house. Debs who was fulfilling the role of Village Taxi* for the afternoon, was ferrying at least four families' worth of sugar soaked children from a classmate's party in the next glen. She arrived a short while after I got there with a car-full of face-painted kids: the usual fairies, pirates, and butterflies - and Holly. Holly's face was painted a pale blue with short, darker blue, vertical streaks all over it. She looked like she had just been involved some bizarre, prolonged toothpaste accident.

"You look nice, sweetheart, what are you?"

"A waterfall."

Not cold fusion (or even room temperature superconductors) but it's nice to have my kids back on form.

*This is not a euphemism for anything.

1 comment:

Phoebe J. Southwood said...

Tyler and I think you are the best Daddy Blogger* on the whole planet! In the entire Universe!

*Oh darn it. I didn't even catch the potential euphemism. But now that you point out it isn't, I can't help but think it* is!

*A euphemism.

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