“Dad!” my kids will often yell as they run up to me. “I’ve done something for your blog!” Then they’ll tell me how they’ve upset their mother and we’ll (quietly) have a chuckle.
They love when I write about them.
And now I’ve had a taste of what it’s like from them, because Miss11 has started a blog. Only she’s not as prolific as myself – in one month she’s only produced one post. But it still gave me a big laugh because it was primarily about me.
The hint was in the hilarious title – My Father Is Unsympathetic.
Here’s a snippet of the best bits:
…and then I hit my head on a pole.
So I went to tell dad and all he did was laugh.
“Dad, it really hurt! I was trying to get the dog up,” I said angrily.
“What, you think you’re going to get the dog upstairs by hitting your head?” Dad said with a giggle.
I started walking off and tripped over a toy car that (Miss2 and Miss4) can fit into but landed on my feet. And Dad laughed again!
I think she’s captured my parenting technique beautifully. Can you imagine how things might take off on her blog when she becomes a teenager and really starts to be at odds with my decisions?
So now I know what it’s like to be blogged about it. And, despite the not entirely flattering portrayal, I like it.
I might just have to go out of my way to make sure she’s got something to blog about in future. For example, I wonder if she’d like to write about cleaning the toilet?
She says not.
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