My Messy Inspiration

I never thought I’d meet a messier eater until I met him of course, as on occasion at feeding times he’ll feel the need to charge at me with hands caked in tomato sauce.

Whenever he catches me secretly eating he insists on having a bite, and if it’s not to his acquired taste he gives it to the dog, now that ain’t right.

Or when he looks at me with wonder every time he catches me in the toilet pissing, as he tries to grab the yellow waterfall to the point my aim for the loo keeps missing.

Too scared to cough let alone fart when he falls asleep in my arms at night, trying hard not to wake him up by holding him so tight.

On the odd occasion he’s under the weather letting tears fall from his eyes like mine so blue, I find myself lost, unable to help his pain, I end up crying too I have to constantly watch every vulgar word that escapes my sewer like gob,

Then I look at him smiling, realising fatherhood is definitely the most inspiring job.

About the Author

Craig Titchener is a whiskey-loving mechanic/poet living in Garndiffaith, South Wales. He can often be found walking his dog in the beautiful Welsh countryside. He owns many watches and almost as many empty bottles of whiskey. Find him on Twitter @craigtitchener. Craig has graciously accepted the role as GetConnectDAD’s Poet Laureate.


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@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.

The GetConnectDAD team would like to challenge every parent to:

  • Devote 1 Extra Hour of Time each week to your kids (uninterrupted)
  • Read 1 story or have 1 story read to you by your child this week (assuming they aren’t 16)
  • Take 1 Walk outside with your partner and kids
  • Take 1 moment to say “I love you” to your kids
  • Hug your kid(s) 1 time this week
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