BIG family life

The blog posts which probably mean more to us than you. Our day to day stuff which, one day, our kids will look back on and laugh at. Or use in court. Or talk about with their psychiatrists.

Bad Habits

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We’d been parked in the driveway of friends for a few days and since with their mob of nine there were fourteen kids running about – or more specifically hanging about in our bus playing – finding a couple of hours of peace to focus on writing has been difficult.

Pardon My French

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Wow. So much wow. Wow for the boat ride. Wow for the dad joke banter of the captain and his crewmate. Wow for the seal colony. Wow for that seal colony smell. And wow for seeing my kids finally silenced.

We’ve Gone Too Far

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One of the wonderful things about this big lap lifestyle is watching our kids progress from being afraid of dirt on their hands to wading into a creek. On the other hand…

This Sucks!

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“The worst thing in the world has happened,” came Miss8’s emotionally charged whine from the back seat of the car. I had my doubts.

That’s The Spirit

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One of the things I wanted more of before today was photos of the ship and what it’s like, so the kids and I took a heap on our phones and I’ve uploaded them here. 

My Nice Ice Queen

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I know men are typically expected to control the remotes, but that doesn’t happen like that on the bus.

As well as my latest anecdote, I’ve included a video of me getting the car onto our trailer, and photos from Port Fairy and Warrnambool

The Pointy End Of The Christmas Tree

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Not sure how it plays out with other families, but with only two sleeps until the big man in red delivers our kids their prizes for being good this year, we’re at the point of our family tradition where I don’t get to spend much time with my wife.

I Am The King Of Christmas

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I don’t claim to have been much of an expert of the fairer sex when I was a young man, but I’m pretty sure I remember something about how desirable being swept off your feet and carried off to a fairytale castle was.