The patter of tiny feet
Hey up, me ducks!
I've managed to find a few minutes to blog today. It's been a really hectic week at work and I've been flat out getting everything done for the upcoming campaigns.
I'm sure that you can guess from the title of this post what my big news is...yup, that's right I am going to be a daddy! Tomono is due to give birth to our first child on 17 February. We know the sex already, but are keeping it under our hat until the baby is born. Many people were quite shocked that we didn't wait to find out if the baby is going to be a boy or girl, but we really wanted to know. How about in other countries, what's the norm? Do people like to keep it a surprise or find out beforehand?
As you can imagine Tomono and I have been very busy getting everything prepared for the baby's arrival. We hit the sales hard after Christmas and picked up lots of bargains. Baby clothes are so small and cute! Last weekend when I was putting the cot together it suddenly hit me that within a few weeks there would be a little baby sleeping (and crying) in it. I felt a real sense of happiness, and looming responsibility as I screwed the pieces together. What kind of father am I going to be? What makes a good dad? Will I be able to give my family the life they deserve? And how on earth do you change a nappy?
I guess, I'd like to ask you all that same question. I know there is an infinite list of possible answers, but if you had to choose 3 characteristics that make a good father, what are they? I'd love to hear from everyone; those who are already dads, dads-to-be, sons and daughters, wives, mothers. All comments welcome!
Anita, you are right. The greeting 'Hey up, me ducks' is indeed used in Nottingham and the East Midlands. We actually live in Derby, which is a short drive west of Nottingham.
Again, time has caught up with me and I have to leave you all for now. Hopefully, I'll have more time to blog next week when I get my laptop back.
Have a lovely weekend!
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