Dear Dave

Monday 31 August 2009

Top tips for surviving fatherhood

Dear Dave,

Being a dad is a constant mental battle. On the one hand, you're always learning new things. On the other, you're frequently surrounded by wittering children whose sole purpose in life seems to be to addle your brain to the point where you can't remember who you are or what you were doing. This means that... Erm...

Where was I?

Oh, yes... I need to write down the most important fatherhood lessons I've picked up, before they're entirely over-written by school timetables, facts about Vikings and the names of Pokémon. Future generations will thank me. (Plus, as a 'little accident' myself, I know there's always a possibility I might be needing this information again one day. Best to keep it in a safer place than between my ears. I'd hate to have to learn it all the hard way again.)

Here's a start:

101 things I wish I'd known before becoming a dad.

Yours in a woman's world,


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