I have two happy, clever, funny boys. But I am not holding myself up as an example of how to be a great Dad. Far from it! I find it extremely hard to be the Dad I want to be while keeping enough of myself and my marriage.
I asked my two boys what they thought of me as a Dad, just before I started blogging.
My 8-year-old said: 'Scary but cuddly. 9.5 out of 10'.
My 6-year-old said: 'Funny, snuggly. 9.5 out of 10'.
I'll show them scary…
One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going
to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him
to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said, "Disneyland
burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down
he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over
to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.