For the last couple of months I’ve been devoting my weekly Caught my eye Friday to posts articles and memes that have popped up across the blogo-sphere and inter-webs but in the spirit of Grace’s plan to do a “year that was” for the final FYBF here it is, The Illiterate Infants Caught my eye – 2012.
Jan, Feb, Mar
Miss 2.5 had got past the 18 month mark and you could actually feel the atmosphere lighten. My daughter had definitely not been a picnic but by this stage we had had figured out enough to know that we weren’t supposed to know everything, that the trick is that there are no “tricks”, your child will not go to kindy unable to sleep, eat, still wearing nappies and in the end, acceptance will get you through everything.
I graduated from Uni. I look back and remember studying for exams with a 3 week old baby screaming in the room beside me and can’t believe I pulled it off. If you want to know how to make life complicated for a family; study, work full time and have a new born.
Life was simple. We were the perfect family unit. Everything, as the song goes, was in its right place
My daughter turned 2 and just as I got used to things being simple, life responded with a little bit of conception that turned into a big bit of pregnancy
I became a blogger with my very first post showing off my ability to ignore my little ladies protests about afternoon sleeps. Prematurely cocky but entertaining reading when I look back never the less. I owe it all to a 30 minute tutorial put on by my company from Nicky Parkinson over at styling you. Nicky if you ever read this post – thanks.
You know you’re a daddy blogger when you announce your next pregnancy in a post. I also had my first big break with the boys over at tacklenappy who gave me first guest posting spot. Morning sickness re-appeared.
Contrary to my initial plans, I had not yet become a full time blogger, funding my lavish lifestyle by the huge amount of traffic that visited my blog. What I did score though were some great blogging friends that one day, I will share a beer/scotch/martini/mohito/cup of earl grey with – in no particular order kylze, Kelz, Catherine, Matt, Grace, Jess, Bucky & Chubba, Soph, Helen, mumabulous and the many others made posting my thoughts less like talking to myself and more like going to a really good party.
We unpacked our lives
About two weeks ago a few daddy bloggers got together with the idea of putting together some great dad posts. Luckily for me they sent me an email and voila – Aussie Daddy Bloggers was born. Apart from the obvious highlight of being able to associate with the likes of Reservoir Dad I got to know some hilarious writers who all do a good job of acting tough but caring insatiably about their kids. Lastly, I got to understand the power of a good title.
And that’s it. Thanks for popping by and checking out the year that was. Whatever your celebrating this summer, I hope it ends with you relaxed and recharged for 2013. All the best to you, your family’s and (to most of you) your amazing kids that give us all so much good material to write about.
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