I remember the first time I saw him and held him in my arms I knew the meaning of life, my meaning of life, my purpose. I find myself loving and secretly hating watching him grow. Like every day he’s changing, amazes me and yet I’ve lost a yesterday I can never have back.

So here we are coming up to his third Christmas.  His first Christmas asking Santa for presents because on his words “Santa bringing Noah new presents because Noah’s been good boy.”  So far he’s only asked for three toys all off one of his favorite cartoons, Fireman Sam. That’s one of many perks of being a parent, watching cartoons becomes acceptable, even when my work colleagues are talking about the latest Fast and Furious trailer I’m thinking about naughty Norman getting superglue on his hands and then starting a fire with a magnifying glass!

In just over a week I break up from work for a fortnight, and for every morning of that fortnight I’ll wake up, go downstairs and watch cartoons with my son, yep for two weeks every day will feel like Christmas day to me.



@GetConnectDAD is an international project focused on One goal:  More ConnectDAD families.   We are 150 writers from around the world, focused on 52 Traits we want in our children.

Each week, parents from around the world are writing on a specific topic as part of a year’s worth of introspection on some key traits we want to consider for our kids.

Our writers answer the question, “What do you do to teach your kids about Empowerment, Generosity, etc?”

We understand that no one can focus on 52 unique traits; however, we hope that parents are able to think about each of these ‘traits’ as they are introduced and consider what they are doing to introduce components to their kids.