Archive for ‘parenting’

February 17, 2018

You can buy little Timmy a bulletproof backpack now, because ‘Murica

by allthoughtswork

Bulletproof backpacks for children.

Yup, another flake of our dignity just sloughed off and fell to the ground. We might as well just grind up the rest of it and use it to make chalk outlines around children.

This reminds me of all the bizarre purse-friendly weapons they sell women to use on rapists. Because boys will be boys and there’s no use approaching the problem from the angle of, you know, the problem.

February 5, 2018

Parenting Tips

by duncanr

taking a fitted sheet to the beach – how come I never thought of this . . .

more tips here –

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February 1, 2018


by duncanr

August 15, 2017

Father of the Year Nominee

by duncanr

a strong contender for the 2017 title perhaps – this dad who used his daughter as a human shield to prevent a cop from tasering him ?

July 7, 2017

Why you should buy your T-shirts in pairs

by allthoughtswork

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June 18, 2017

Nothing to see here, folks . . .

by duncanr

just a dad putting a shoe on his 2 year old son

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April 26, 2017

The Mother With 1,400 Children . . .

by duncanr

282 sons-in-law, 49 daughters-in-law and hundreds of grandchildren

read more about Sindhutai Sapkal here

February 22, 2017

Copi and Paste

by duncanr

saddened by the realisation that his son, Paste, is losing his childhood joy and enthusiasm for the world as he comes more and more to resemble himself, Copi decides to bring some colour back into his life and that of his son . . .

June 20, 2016

Heroes Never Retire

by duncanr

Sholay is one of THE great Hindi films

if you haven’t seen it, think a hindi version of the Seven Samurai/Magnificent 7 – only in Sholay, the heroes are 2 petty criminals recruited by village headman to capture Gabbar Singh – chief of local bandits terrorising the village

after some of his men, gone to collect a tribute from the villagers, are turned back by our two heroes, Gabbar reacts with incredulity when told how few they were

with that necessary background, you’ll better understand this short film produced to mark Father’s Day in India . . .

June 19, 2016

A Special Dad

by duncanr

my Father’s Day pressie from the two youngest grandkids was a box of dates . . .

fathers day dates

and a card

I was impressed – aged 9 month and 2.1/2 yr, their handwriting and spelling is better than mine !

no doubt lots of dads will be getting presents today from their kids but if all this dad’s daughters give him a present the Indian postal service will collapse under the strain –