Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Sweary cakes for awkward celebrations - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS - Sweary cakes and Cakes for awkward celebrations -



Dad ideas:

Sweary cakes...



Social cakes for awkward social situations...

"You failed your MOT..."
This would maybe have a cracked headlamp or a flat tyre.
And the MOT logo in blue and white icing.

"Welcome back from prison!"
With a tumbleweed made of caramelised sugar webbing, and perhaps a jokey pretend bar of soap.

"Ah: it's only a benign cyst."
I don't know. Maybe it's got a whole walnut inside, kind of like finding a sixpence or something.


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Monday, 29 July 2013

Entertainment Debt - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS - Entertainment Debt -



Life in 2013:

ENTERTAINMENT DEBT (coined, for me, by @seveneggplatter) - is the term for TV and films you haven't yet watched.

The things you've "been meaning to see..." and you "...really want to catch up on."

But the box sets and the unopened files on your DVR are all Entertainment Debt.

When you tell me that a show is great: "You'd love it!" ...

You have just added to my Entertainment Debt.

And never judge someone from their DVD shelf. Most of the good stuff is loaned out. Our shelves are filled with toxic Entertainment Debt.

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

80s Kids Organisation - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS - 80s Kids Organisation -

Per this Whoopee comic from the loft.



Eighties kids entertainment was all about being organised.



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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Buying ibuprofen one packet at a time - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS - Buying ibuprofen one packet at a time -




Life in 2013:

You can only buy medicines one pack at a time - in in any pharmacy or supermarket.
Regardless of the size of pack.

Except you can buy more than one.

You just go to another shop and get some more.

This is to protect the public by mildly inconveniencing the suicidal.

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Pink Lines Chair - FRIDAY NIGHT TODDLER ART


FRIDAY NIGHT TODDLER ART

Pink Lines Chair



Candy Pink ASDA Play chalk on beige IKEA chair cover fabric

We like the temporary medium provided by the chair.

The fleeting definite lines draw your eye to the seat.

It's like an invitation to look, but not sit.

The singular direction of the marks is broken by a lone line that refuses to conform.

Maybe this mark is a parting shot: the chalk floats the possibility of not fitting in.


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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Undermining Ben 10 - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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Undermining Ben10 to my son continues apace.

Today it was "Ben 10's a bit of an idiot, isn't he".

(* My writing partner pointed out that this is precisely the kind of comment that will make my son think that Ben10 is incredibly cool).


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