Craig Titchener

About Craig Titchener

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.

Everyday Will Feel Like Christmas Day to Me

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 [...]

By |2016-12-14T14:24:42-05:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Passionate|Tags: , , |

The big scary monster in a red suit

So we enter the door with the sign saying grotto. Behind other parents holding hands of other infants thinking they're all on death row. And so we wait, and to me for what seems like an eternity, so to a child, bloody hell it must seem like an eternity [...]

By |2016-12-05T00:03:47-05:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Poems|Tags: , |

I made the decision to never let a drop of alcohol pass my lips whilst my son needs me.

My father was and, as far as I know, still is an alcoholic. Because my mum had incredible insight, I didn't get to see him in that way and never suffered living with him as an alcoholic. My mum got us as far away from him as she could [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:09:54-05:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable, Be Decisive|Tags: , , |

All The Superheroes Are Gone

In a world without superheroes, I'll be there, Unconditionally with powers to care. I'll be there to protect him in his times of need, Right by his side quicker than any superhuman speed. If he falls I'll be there with open arms easing his pain with a kiss, I'll [...]

By |2017-06-30T00:15:48-05:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment, Poems|Tags: , , , |

Watch Your Mouth! Be Respectful. 5 Lessons That Last a Lifetime

I was always taught to be respectful to others. Almost like a drill sergeant growing up with my mother, she'd instill in me basic manners and etiquette. Here are the top five things she taught me that I would never forget: Say please and thank you for everything and anything.  I [...]

By |2017-06-30T00:12:27-05:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Respectful|Tags: , , |

The Joy Of Fatherhood

When it's two in the morning and my son wakes up screaming, And all I want is one night of only sweet dreaming. Then there's the times when I'm with him in the day When he won't listen or even do a single thing I say. Then there's the days [...]

Let Him Stay A Kid a Little Longer

Every day, I realize how different you see things, how your imagination creates a whole new playground no matter where you are. How a book suddenly becomes a mountain for little toy men to climb, a towel becomes a river for a boat to sail on and a cardboard box [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:39-05:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Empowered|Tags: , , , |

3 AM – The silence of the night broken

The silence of the night broken, by my son's cries. Coughing, choking. I'm still half asleep, yet wide awake, hoping this moment is a dreamt nightmare. Panicking, In my bare essentials I run to his room, where he sits, surrounded by his vomit. "Noah noo sick" He says as I [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:41-05:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Resilient, Poems|Tags: , , , |

There ain’t enough hours in the day!

I've always woke up early even on my days off I hate the thought of wasting time deep in slumber. I remember countless people telling me when my wife was pregnant how we'd have sleepless nights from the moment our son would choose to come into the big world. Yet [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:44-05:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , |

The Fibs We Tell Our Kids

I remember as a kid being told not to tell lies, always tell the truth and yet here I am every day, telling the same white lies to my son. As a child, I was worried sick whenever I was eating an apple that I may accidentally swallow an apple [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:45-05:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Authentic|Tags: , , , |

The Woes of Fatherhood

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 [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:45-05:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment, Poems|Tags: , , , |

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

It was his first real holiday, only a few days away for the country and western festival in Brean. He was so excited about going on holiday even though he didn't know what a holiday was! We told him there would be cowboys there and when I got my [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:46-05:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , , |


Do you need a wee wee? No Daddy. Do you want to sit on the potty? No Daddy. Just try son please for me. No Daddy. You look like you need to pee. No Daddy. Do your pants need changing? No Daddy. Come on, let's try a bit of potty [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:48-05:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Persistent, Poems|Tags: , , , |

Goo goo ga ga!

I want to learn a new language, which I can use everyday, I don't care if other people don't understand the words I say. I know at times I struggle with speaking my native tongue English, but even this new language to me sounds like gibberish. So I listen very [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:02-05:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Communicative, Poems|Tags: , , , , , |


They say follow the mythological rulebook. The things they eat is down to what you cook. The dirtier they get depends on where they play, And for a peaceful night don't let them sleep in the day. Keep them clean and definitely, don't let them get fat, But if [...]

By |2017-03-15T21:53:52-05:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate, Poems|Tags: , , |

Do you have enough toys?

You can never have too many toys! As I look at the floor covered with his toys I wonder. Is this why I work but have no money in my pocket for myself? Why my wife and I pay the bills, fill the fridge and manage our money so there's [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:11-05:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Happy|Tags: , , , , |


He stands there in front of me, Wearing his dimpled smile. Filled with happiness, And a beautiful innocence. Little does he realize, He's taught me patience, And constantly reminds that time doesn't matter. The love for him I can't explain. This compassion I feel, And wanting only to see him [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:11-05:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate, Poems|Tags: , , , , |
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