Welcome to the 1st post of my new blog! Isn't it shiny? (First Firely reference, 1 line in, I think that sets the tempo). So I think you can probably guess what this blog is going to be about and the kind of things I plan to write about, just by looking at the title and description. I have noticed that there arent many Fatherhood blogs around as there could be, especially not ones basically written by a man who is deep down inside still a child himself (and proud of it). My wife describes me as the sillyest man alive, which I think is a fair assessment. There is a time and place for being sensible, and all I'm trying to say, is that it's about 3% of your life and the rest of the time you just have to do what you can to have a laugh! I love fun, and I think if you make up a list of the types of people that have the most fun in the world, then you're probably going to end up with a list of kids (and Andrew WK). Their imagination, and the enjoyment that they get out of it and the world simply doesnt exist in the majority of adults by the time a few years of work, taxes, politics, news and not having Summer holidays off school have inevitable crushed their soul into non-existance. Therefore that's type of person I am, hello! and therefore that is the type of blog I am going to write. Is fatherhood as scary, exciting, new, hopeful, poo-filled, sleep deprived, amazing, loving rollercoaster of pant-wetting fun as I think it's going to be? IS IT? I think it will be, and I will write it either way.
So basically to sum things up, a year ago I got married to my lovely wife Lucy, and now a year later, it is our wedding anniversary next week and BAM! Here we are with this:
Lucy is pregant with a beach ball and we have out first child on the way! It's a boy, and we have decided to name him Albert (not George).
So hopefully in the weeks, months and years to come, I will be charting the progress of Albert and I, as we are born (him not me), grow up (probably him more than me) and make our way through the world out there (both of us). I plan to do a few posts to begin, starting off next time with the conception (sticky), through the pregnancy (bumpy), and all the way up to now (especially bumpy), giving you my view of it all. Hope to speak to you soon!
Any other new dads, or new-dads-to-be out there that stumble upon this then say hi!