Cool Sh*t to do with kids # 11 – Ignore the Instructions!

My kids have a lot of Lego. For the last few birthdays and Christmasses they have received a variety of sets; Batman, Spiderman, The Hobbit, City, Lego Friends, Star Wars etc. and of course they both love The Lego Movie. A few days ago I watched as RatGirl ran around the front room with a […]

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Where’s Daddy?

I went back to work today. I’m one of those freaks who loves his job but it was still hard after having 6 weeks off with my kids. I know most working people who read that will be like, “6 weeks and you’re complaining! Cry me a river!” But anyone who knows anything about teaching […]

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Free Range Parenting – thoughts

I didn’t intend to write a post today but as I was reading the news I came across this story about a family in America who are being investigated by child protective services – for letting their kids walk home from the park by themselves! There is more to the story of course but that […]

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A few nights ago we had our first experience of our kids sleepwalking. I was in the kitchen making a cup of tea (because we’re so broke after Christmas we can’t even afford wine) It was about 1030pm  and the Missus was lining up the final Suits DVD for us to watch. Suddenly, there was RatGirl. […]

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Sh*t My Kids’ Say – Best of 2014

My first post of the new year and so I thought I’d do a round-up of Dadrites’ most popular section, Shit My Kids’ Say. One of the reasons I started blogging in the first place was to keep a record of all those small things that my kids do or say that I might otherwise […]

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Mario Kart Parenting

Right! I’m doing it! I’ve laughed at enough ‘parenting philosophies’ this year so sod it; I’m creating my own! Mario Kart Parenting! I’ve written a few posts in the past about children and computer games. The focus has mainly been on how modern gaming has left me far far behind and how I can’t help […]

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Look for the helpers

There’s a famous saying, ‘look for the helpers’. When times are hard and there seems to be nothing but horror in the media, look for the helpers. There are always people helping. There are always good people doing good things. It’s been really difficult to focus on that this week. Our TV is turned off. […]

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Christmas Craft

Cool Sh*t to do with kids # 10 – Christmas Craft

In keeping with my trend of minimal writing this week, here are a few photos of what the kids and I got up to yesterday! We had a little Christmas craft session and created some toilet-roll characters!   Luckily we had all of this stuff lying around, an accumulation of years of half-arsed craft ideas […]

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It’s time to spread some (Lego) Christmas cheer!

There’s far too much crap going on in the world. I’ve been finding it very difficult to sit down and write this last week so instead I sat down with my kids and played with Lego. We took photographs and made a series of pictures. Hopefully they’ll make a few people smile and spread a […]

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