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You’re Thor! I’m Tho Thor I Can’t Take a Pith!

Stop the press! The new iteration of Thor is a woman and apparently this signals the end of the freaking world or something! The internet has exploded with basement-dwelling asshats spitting chips ‘n’ dip all over their screens in a haste to mash out some ill-conceived and misinformed sexist bullshit over the comic book world’s […]

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Angry Dad!

Do you ever feel like you spend more time being angry than you do being, well… not? Here’s a Top Ten List of Totally Random Things That Seem to Really Piss Me Off The kids’ bikes being in the middle of the garage instead of at the back when I get home. Lego not being […]

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Sh*t My Wife Does # 19 – Birthday Shenanigans!

Last year we celebrated my wife’s 30th Birthday with an epic weekend away. I also organised a surprise video; a montage of clips of friends and family from across the world sharing memories of the Missus and wishing her all the best. It was a lot of fun of to do but for the life […]

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RatBoy's In Trouble

Daddy! RatBoy’s in trouble!

Those were the words of my girl as she burst in through the kitchen door. Her voice was full of the urgency that an adult can only muster by adding certain expletives. I dropped the pepper shaker I had hovering over the slow-cooker – desperately trying to add some flavour to the evening meal – […]

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Sorry I forgot Mother’s Day, Mam!

Hi Mam, sorry I forgot Mother’s Day… again. I’d say it’s because it’s not actually Mother’s Day here in Australia but we both know if I was in England I would probably forget as well. Remember that time I asked you to hold my shopping while I ran into a different store to buy you a […]

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This explains a lot – a tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett.

A short time ago the Terry Pratchett Facebook page asked fans to explain how Sir Terry’s writing had influenced their lives. I wrote about the bookshelf in my best friend’s house. All those colourful Kirby-illustrated Terry Pratchett novels were a far cry from anything I had seen before. I was about 10 years old and […]

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Sh*t My Wife Does # 18 – Schools me on Facebook

Those friends and family who know what my wife got up to for my birthday might be expecting this post to be about that. It isn’t. But don’t worry, that one is just itching to be written! This post is about how my wife constantly surprises me, how she never does or says what I […]

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Manners

Use your manners you little sh*t!

“Manners are the most important thing, that’s why they come first” My kids have heard this expression fall from their father’s lips since the day they started talking. Regular constant reinforcement of please, thank you, excuse me, pardon me, and may I have been daily refrains in our house for years. We correct the kids […]

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Why I'm raising my kids to be geeks

Why I’m raising my kids to be geeks!

I was on playground duty in a primary school. One of my boy’s mums used to pack him off with risotto in his lunch. He loved it. Then one day he sat next to the new kid – one of those cool new kids who is immediately popular – who turned to him and said, ‘gross, what […]

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Sh*t My Kids’ Say # 47 – Heart Strings

RatBoy is a little behind the eight-ball with his speech, bless him. We’re not entirely surprised when you take into account the fact his sister can talk under wet cement, but this year he started at a new kindy and we mentioned it to his teacher. I simply cannot sing high enough praise for the […]

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