Haven’t seen our hilarious Kids Chat video starring Jimmy Bartel, Pat Rafter and Pete Helliar yet? Pop on over here (you won’t regret it, it’s hysterical!) As a new-ish dad himself, we took the opportunity to ask Jimmy a few questions on what being a father (to adorable squidgy-face Aston) is like. Does he spend all day squishing his squidgy cheeks? Find out!
What’s the one thing you wish you’d known about being a dad before being a dad?
That everyone will have a different opinion/answer to every parenting problem. Just relax and roll with it and trust your instincts
Kids surprise us every day. How has Aston surprised you?
Just how clever/sneaky they are. Aston has me wrapped around his fat little finger.
This year, we’re urging you to think of fathers on Sunday 4th September. That means making dad feel as comfortable as possible. What better way to do that than by giving him something comfy to get around in? Parenting might be its own reward, but let’s not forget dear old dad this Father’s Day. Instead get him something he could really do with like a break or, better yet, one of these awesome Father’s Day gifts.
It’s not just mums who find the suddenness of parenthood a confusing, tiring and emotionally-turbulent time. Going from dude to dad is also a big adjustment – often in the waistband area. Forget what you’ve seen splashed across TMZ or the Daily Mail. Those images of a topless David Beckham jogging post-baby, without an ounce of love handle, isn’t what you see behind the closed doors of the average man’s bathroom. For many dads the reality is they don’t bounce back after childbirth. Why else has the term Dad Bod been invented?
That’s why this Father’s Day we’re asking you to really think of fathers.
Head’s up! There are only a few shopping days left to get dad a Father’s Day gift. If you haven’t got time to get to the shops or you simply can’t decide what to get dad this year, then we’ve got an awesome solution. Give dad the gift of all his favourite things! Yep, you read right. And no, this doesn’t mean spending a fortune on whizbangy shiny thingymabobs. We’re talking those other favourite things he enjoys, such as sleeping in and some time off doing the household chores.
Can you relate to “like father like daughter” or “like father like son”? Or are you more like, slowly sinking underneath the table every time dad speaks? Read on to find out how to win a Father’s day pack for your old man…