daily bread

Posted in single dad on March 26th, 2010 by george

One of the questionable delights of child rearing is the catering operation involved. I mostly enjoy cooking, but left on my own, I would cook a great deal less than these young ‘uns demand. I have to remind myself that I am lucky to have normal, healthy teenage children who are hungry all the time!

Although the teenage appetite has made it a little easier, they are still most particular about what they eat. This is complicated by the fact that while one would prefer to eat nothing but meat and pizza, the other will only eat fish and vegetables. Read more »

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single dad

Posted in journal, single dad on March 15th, 2010 by george

Yesterday my youngest son wished me a Happy Mothers Day. It was a light hearted, innocent remark, and that is how I took it. However, since I am the sole parent living with him and his sister, there are times when I get to wear the mother apron. As all single parents discover, we are doubly flummoxed by parental challenges.

When I first embarked on this blogging lark, I considered launching a blog that chronicled both the delights and the nightmares that come with being a single dad. I decided against it, because I realised that despite my best efforts not to, I would inevitably embarrass my children. Being a teenager is tough enough without having one of your parents highlight the details of your tender years on the internet. Also I would never claim to be anything approaching an authority. I’m just another bewildered single parent.

However, to never mention my single dadmanship would be to deny a large part of my daily life and what occupies my conscious mind. So beginning today, I shall from time to time report episodes and a few thoughts as this ongoing, great adventure unfolds. Read more »

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