It was Fathers Day in the UK yesterday. Even in Yorkshire. Let’s give a shout out to the Dads. Yes we are in most cases crap at multitasking, dammed annoying, often in the way but we are sometimes useful….. In my case I am still waiting.
So Sunday’s Dad List in this case was
- Make breakfast – burnt and milk out of date
- Housework – managed to get the sofa throw stuck in the hoover and snapped the last hoover belt
- Clothes washing – washing machine stuck on the 10 minute pre wash cycle so not exactly clean so needed to run the cycle 5 times
- Make lunch – criminally couldn’t get the Yorkshire Puddings to rise
- Take dog for walk – dog rolled in sheep poo so he stinks
- Bath dog – then spend an hour trying to dry out the house after the dog started shaking himself down. Aquaman has nothing on him.
- Pack School Bag – went without incident but will only find its success when he gets back home
- Time for some me time – made a coffee to sit outside as it’s unbelievably stopped raining, but find a large bird has crapped over the garden chair. Clean chair then find it’s started to rain again. Cold coffee looking out at a monsoon.
- Change bedding – ok apart from a brutal wrestling match with duvet cover
- Cook Tea – salad is pretty much Dad proof
- Wash up – managed to smash one cup
- Iron school uniform – find that I forgot about the wash in the washing machine. So set off a quick Tumble Dryer run
- Revise for school end of year tests – another opportunity to show the processing power differences between a young vibrant mind and a knackered old one
- Run bath – find someone forgot to wash the towels
- Iron school uniform – presentable but managed to burn my hand
- Lock doors – not easy when you can’t find the keys
- Catch up on Work – not easy when laptop decides it needs yet another update
- Go to bed – can’t sleep
That’s a pretty typical Sunday. So yes Dads can be crap but we also can be busy. Ok that in my case is busy being crap – but it’s still busy. As it’s Fathers Day I will give myself a pat on the back for that. I survived another day.