Hannah has learnt how to point. So what? I hear you say. Most babies learn how to point a lot earlier than 13 months old.
Sooner or later everything becomes obsolete. I have fond memories of playing my Sega Megadrive in the 90s. Michael Jackson moonwalked his way across the 30cm screen, Sonic the Hedgehog ran at unfathomably fast speeds and life was good. Nothing could ever top it, or so I thought. And I laughed, oh how I laughed, at my friend with […]
The world is full of people with unimaginable talents. People who seem to be capable of super-human feats, who push their minds and bodies to the very boundaries of human achievement. Most of us look up to these people as heroes, idols. We even lump god-like status on them. We wonder how they came to be so fortunate as to […]
Please don’t congratulate me for choosing part-time work. Many do. When I told people that I was going to work part-time this year, it was often met with glowing responses, as if I were some kind of pioneer in work-life balance. People would tell me how lucky Hannah was to have a dad at home, they would tell me that it was […]
Most parents know all too well the feeling of waiting for their child to achieve the major milestones. The anxiety of wondering if your child will ever roll, sit up, talk, walk, complete and algebraic equation etc., as other babies around him all seem to be doing it. The slight tinge of jealousy that accompanies watching videos of other people’s […]
My little girl, Hannah, will soon be eleven months old. The last time I wrote specifically about her development was in 8 Months Old and Taking On The World. Back then I was blown away by the explosion in development, seemingly overnight sometimes. I marvelled at her new-found ability to move with purpose.
The start of a new year is as good a time as any to take a few moments, reflect on what has been and what is, and to think about what may be.