June 16th – Happy Fathers Day

1999: I got into mums bed at 3.30 saying “paint” and “dain”, only I know what I was dreaming about and I can’t remember now. I helped Mum hang the washing on the line and ended up playing in the mud which somehow landed on my trainers and on the lounge carpet.  Oops!  I forgot to take my trainers off.  Think mum was a bit upset with that move!  Nanny collected me from Edons, she made a picnic and we set off for Canvey with Bomper.  What fun we had, I went on all the rides, paddled in the sea, had ice-cream and a picnic and I stayed dry, using the toilet when Nanny did.  I fell asleep on the way home and slept for two hours.  I had my pull-ups on and they were still dry when I woke up.  I woke up just as mummy arrived and Pa and Teddy were there too.  I’ve seen everyone today and couldn’t sleep until 9.30 – it’s been such an exciting day.

2019: Work today and then called in to see Mum and Mark for Fathers day. I didn’t take a card but wrote one on Facebook:

Happy Fathers day to the man who stepped up and did what another man couldn’t, takes balls and respect to be able to be involved with another persons child, and you sir have done very well (especially with all the lifts you used to give me when mum said no) I mean, you’re a massive pain sometimes but aren’t we all? Couldn’t think of anything without you

#family #mums #stepdads #Canvey Facebook #toddlers #childhood #adulthood #toilettraining


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