This one from Tim at Slouching Towards Thatcham caught my eye. It’s his top tips for visiting LegoLand Windsor and, having been last summer with my family, I have to say he’s come up with some very good suggestions.
Tom, from Ideas4Dads, has been on holiday with the in laws. Having done this three years in a row, he has produced a survival guide for dealing with this situation. For some reason a lot of the advice seems to revolve around wee and rest assured that I, for one, will never use Tom’s shower (although you’ll have to read the guide to find out why).
In fact Tom deserves a special mention because he has taken over my monthly BritMums column. His first post was about ways to have fun on the beach with your children. I think it’s a sign of great things to come.
Moving on from holidays, Tony from Disillusioned Dad is overseas but not for pleasure. He’s a military man based in Germany and working through his notice period before returning to civilian life in Britain. To avoid too much upheaval for the family, his wife and kids have returned to the UK in time for the start of the school year in September. Tony, meanwhile, must remain in Deutschland until February.
Not too surprisingly, this is a recurring theme on his blog. It can’t be an easy situation but Tony seems to be coping admirably, Skype proving a vital method of communication between husband, wife and offspring.
Tim, Tom and Tony are all experienced dads. What about a young chap that has no idea how his life is about to change?
Dave at The Dadventurer fits this description perfectly. His other half is set to give birth at any moment and in his latest post, Dave reveals what’s packed in their hospital bags. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading this blog as it bought back many memories from when my first child was born; the endless hours spent doing DIY getting the house ready for her arrival. All part of the parental journey and Dave seems to be doing well.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up. More importantly, however, I hope you’re enjoying the summer break. I’ll be back in September.