Hello and a very warm welcome to my newly relaunched blog. I'm Paul a 40 year old family man from the UK. In this complex, information overload 21st century world, too often we lose sight of what's really important. Here I want to celebrate life, share inspirational stories, throw the spotlight on charities and causes close to my heart. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you all.
Monday, 30 March 2009
I write wot I like
So now that British Summer time has finally arrived, sure the lighter evenings are very welcome, but right now the main effect is that it's slightly thrown our little 3 year old fella's sleeping clock out by that hour going forward. That means that at the moment as my wife has to head off for work by just after 7, sadly he's not waking up in time for a farewell cuddle before she sets off.
As he's still waking up in the middle of the night and heading for our bed, she could be forgiven for thinking that she's had more than enough cuddles with him overnight, but even when she got to work and rang this morning he still wasn't stirring to say hello. So when he eventually stirs around 7.45, he decides to ease himself awake gently by grabbing for a red balloon by the side of the bed and playing a little bouncing game with Daddy. Naturally he teaches me how to do it properly, with some side to side tapping followed by pulling a few funny faces. We continue on chuckling away merrily for a few minutes, and then something dawns on him. He whispers "I like mummy best", and his little face starts to break into a whimper...."I want a cuddle". One big hug and all's well again, we're off for breakfast and our daily dose of Takeshi's castle on the telly.
I find it so fascinating how even from such a young age we can go through such a wave of different emotions all in one moment, and at the same time as a parent, how one little person has the power to put the most complex troubles into perspective in an instant. I can't think of a better way to start a day....