DAD.info
Free online course for separated parents
Forum - Ask questions. Get answers.
Free online course for separated parents

Jigsaws

I don’t like doing jigsaws at 6:45am…

 

Ideally I’d prefer not to watch Bananas in Pyjamas as I drink my coffee. But mornings are not my own. What was once staring time has turned into crazy time. What was Everybody Loves Raymond followed by Frasier time has turned into Shaun the Sheep followed by Postman Pat time.

In positive news though, my jigsaw skills have come on no end. I don’t think I was very good at them when I was a kid, but now (with Koa’s help) I’m completing the ‘outer space’ 3+ jigsaw with relatively little drama. I’ve started timing myself and I’m consistently quicker post-coffee which I suppose is to be expected.

Pre-children, the gap between waking up and going to work barely existed. I’d allow minimal getting-ready time to maximise bed time. Now it stretches out – like a week in itself. Who knew all this time was there for the taking? Imagine the man I could have been or the sheer number of Frasier episodes I could have watched if I’d made the most of it. I guess that’s why old people get up so early – they’ve discovered the week of extra time, and Channel 4’s early morning programming. 

I don’t love 6am – its not my favourite time to do funtivities. But, it is Koa’s. So for the sake of fatherhood I’ll suck it up because quality time is quality time and my boys won’t always want to play jigsaws with me as soon as they roll out of bed. So rather than wishing I was in bed, I’m going to try to hang onto every early morning moment that I’ve got.

 

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the blogger and do not necessarily represent the views of Dad.info

Related entries

Running to Beat the Chickens

Running to Beat the Chickens

On mile 23 of the London Marathon I was overtaken by a giant chicken. Let's just say, it was a low point… Looking back on my London Marathon ‘success’ I can only assume it was someone dressed up in a costume or perhaps some kind of hallucination. The lactic acid build...

Running to Beat the Chickens

Bonfire Night

As we stood admiring a burning effigy of Guy Fawkes I thought it would be funny to ask my six-year-old son what Bonfire Night was all about… I assumed I’d get some random answers to what is a bizarre celebration. Unfortunately, the primary education system has...

Latest entries

Fun and easy Easter activities for kids

Fun and easy Easter activities for kids

It's not always easy to think of ways to keep kids entertained during the Easter holidays! So, we have gathered together some great, simple ideas for Easter activities for kids to keep them busy. These activities also result in lovely items that they can decorate the...

Pin It on Pinterest