Category Archives: Children

When is a dad joke not a dad joke? When it’s a jar… wait, that’s not right.

For Christmas, I received a set of dad jokes on cards, which was an approprirate enough present, except that 90% of them weren’t dad jokes, they were merely bad jokes. Now, I accept there is probably no universal definition of … Continue reading

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Elijah (to the tune of Tom Jones’ Delilah)

I heard a cry and a sigh coming right down the hallway Was hoping to sleep, but instead I had woken in hell It was my child He was awake, which meant I had to wake up as well Cry … Continue reading

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Kids TV shows – suggested finales

It’s time for another post that is aimed primarily at those with children/nieces/nephews/a surprising knowledge of current children’s TV. It recently occurred to me that many of the best TV series have a solid finale. Yes, there are some good … Continue reading

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Batman… by Julia Donaldson

One of my son’s favourite books is Stickman, by Julia Donaldson; one of his favourite superheroes is Batman. In an attempt to be efficient, I have combined the two… enjoy. Batman’s a hero; he’s bold and he’s brave. With Alfred, … Continue reading

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Isaac James’ Favourite Book

Once upon a time there was a boy called Isaac James, Who tormented both his parents with his silly, silly games. He once got too annoying while his father tried to cook, So was banished to his bedroom, where he … Continue reading

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Why I will never write a children’s book

I make no apologies that the following will only make sense to those intimately familiar with Julia Donaldson’s writing. We have a number of Donaldson’s books in my house that are firm favourites with my son. This is fair enough … Continue reading

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We’re going on a beer hunt

The promised “Top 5 Opening Sequences” is mostly written, but this popped into my head while I was walking my son to the shops. We’re going on a beer hunt We’re going to buy a six pack What a beautiful … Continue reading

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