The birth of our third child last year hit us pretty hard. It’s one thing to go through those baby years once – but to be suddenly thrust back into that world after I thought I’d escaped them was a bit of a shock to the system.
Sometimes, especially in the parent blogging world, you can get the impression that other people’s parenting worlds are filled with nothing but arts and crafts, bespoke wooden toys, and instagramed photos of babies sleeping through the night. Of course logically you know that this isn’t the case. That it’s all a facard erected to hide the same chaos and insecurity that you’re going through. But even so, you look at your vomit coated shoes and your bomb site house and feel strangely ashamed that you aren’t crocheting flower pot costs or teaching your two year old how to speak Cantonese.
Fiat have recently released a viral video with a funny and refreshingly honest take on fatherhood.
Back in December they did a motherhood video
It’s especially not easy being a parent when your kids don’t sleep and you have to drive them around all night. Like the guy in the video I’m very well acquainted with driving around the neighbourhood listening to radio 4 and preying the little swine drop off soon. I know i’ll miss these days when they are over – but at this moment i think i’d rather the bittersweet nostalgia over the actually having to live it.