Posted on June 9, 2016

10 Definitions of Fatherhood

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My other half wrote this for his Facebook a while ago now and I thought I would share it as it made me chuckle. I’m hoping he starts to write more as I love to get his perspective on things… maybe I can convince him to start a blog or maybe just write posts for mine ;D

10 Definitions of Fatherhood

1. Elation: Birth of your child – they come out covered in blood and mucus and screeching like Beelzebub’s offspring….and you love them completely with all your heart.

2. Warmth: The sensation of fresh sick running down your back after you have winded them.

3. Luck: the delight at putting your shoes on, only to find it impossible because of the car key put there for safe keeping.


4. Resignation: The point at which it is OK sitting in your child’s piss as a minor annoyance, when in a dash for the loo.

5. Anger: not being able to get to said loo because, just before you announce your desperate need, and make a swift advance…you are impeded by a faster, smaller member of your family who suddenly decided they are also desperate!

6. Patience: waiting for the little sod to finish.


7. Responsibility: not getting the wine in on a Friday night.

8. Irresponsibility: not getting the wine in on a Friday night.

9. Surprise: Forgetting how quietly little feet are when in heat of passion ….or perhaps, how quickly little people learn to read adult texts over your shoulder.

10. De-light: The thing they will not stop turning off and on at bedtime.

Turns out I’m both responsible and irresponsible because I never fail to get the wine in on a Friday night… or a Saturday ;D

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  • Reply Lisa (Travel Loving Family) June 14, 2016 at 9:48 am

    LOL love this post! Very funny, especially the closing statement re wine on a Friday and Saturday!

  • Reply Anna Nuttall June 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    A very sweet post, especially as father day is coming up. I hope you and your husband have a nice day. xx

  • Reply Sabina @MummyMatters June 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    This is brilliant, so true!! x

  • Reply Laura Elizabeth June 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Lovely post! And I know my other half would agree!

  • Reply Sara-Jayne June 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Love this! I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been conned out of my place in the toilet queue!

  • Reply Anosa June 12, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Hahahaha nicely written, only from a good dad’s perspective lol. I think the weekend would be nice if it was nice o’clock in the evenings

  • Reply Ickle Pickle June 11, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Haha this is great – well done hubby, you should give him a regular guest post spot! Kaz x

  • Reply Kara Guppy June 11, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Haa haa, these are brilliant and oh so true

  • Reply Nayna Kanabar June 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I loved reading this post you have summed it up well.

  • Reply Cass@frugalfamily June 10, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Very funny post 😉

    I’d rather find a car key in my shoe than a lego brick lol

  • Reply Hannah June 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    This is such a great post, I really enjoyed reading it! Number 7 haha

  • Reply Jen June 10, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    My husband loved this post. He doesn’t know what defines him, but he definitely is a father,

  • Reply Anne June 10, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Haha very funny, I hope he’s going to be duly rewarded on Father’s Day next week.

  • Reply Anthea June 9, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Ha, spot on especially the loo points. It amazes me how there’s always one of mine on the loo EVERY time I need to go!

  • Reply Gill June 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Love this post, especially the loo references so true!!!!

  • Reply Kirsty Hijacked By Twins June 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Ha ha I love this. I nodded at quite a few knowing what my hubby would say x

  • Reply Joanna June 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Lol great post I’m sure my husband will agree with each point.

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