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Odd Hobbies for Kids: Street Sign Spotting

odd hobbies for kids street sign spotting

I shouldn't be surprised really. As someone who has had so many hobbies that you could say that one of my hobbies is the collecting of hobbies, it kinda makes sense that my son has also started to get passionate about lots of different topics, before moving his attention on to something else altogether. What's his obsession at the moment? Street sign spotting. Yes, as far as pastimes go it's not really on the 'extreme' end, but at his age everything's new and exciting. He's amazed to find that there's been these signs dotted around us all along, each telling us the name of the street it’s in. When I wake early to go to work and peek in his room I'll often find

The Weekend I Realised I’m Not SuperDad, and Why I’m Okay with It

Pic of toy superman with cape blowing in wind

It goes without saying, we’d all do absolutely anything to ensure our kids are safe from harm: we’d walk on hot coals, climb the highest mountain, listen to the latest Justin Bieber LP, absolutely anything. But last weekend, I found myself lacking. My three-year-old son had caught a bug and, as is often the case, it had hit his asthma hard. We kept an eye on him, gave him his inhaler, and put him to bed. The bug (and possibly the extra mucus) had made him sick a couple of times, but he’s a little trooper, and although obviously unwell, seemed happy enough. My wife and I went about the rest of our night and retired to bed shortly afterwards. We’d kept

The Dangers of Teaching Your Child Good Manners

We all try to teach our kids to use good manners, but are there any hidden problems with that? “Now Tarquin, what’s the magic word?” “Pleeeease!” We’ve all heard this conversation, prompted our children in the same way, and even been on the receiving end back when we were all ill-mannered little louts, but is there a point when your child can become too polite? Woah, don’t run off! This isn’t a humble-brag post about how my little cherub has the table etiquette befitting of a baron or something - quite the opposite. Instead, I’m concerned that My three-year-old son has discovered a loophole that means that he can still be an absolute lout as long as he does it politely. Let me explain

Switch and Go Dinos – Toy Review

Switch and Go Dinos

Hunting for toys for your young boy (or girl)?  Why not unearth some VTech Switch and Go Dinos? My son received two Switch and Go Dinos for his 3rd birthday and it’s fair to say that they’ve been an instant hit. Having no TV show to accompany them, I was initially unsure as to how Greg would react to the unfamiliar characters, but I shouldn’t have worried: as a typical lad who loves both cars and dinosaurs, this merger of the two worlds was right up his street! Nostalgic 30-something fathers will spot that Switch and Go Dinos owe at least a small debt to the old Dinobot Transformers, and man, did I while away some hours as a child bashing those plastic