I Went Retro-Playtime-Dad On My Kids – Here's What Happened

“Amber – what would you like to do today?”

“C’mon, it’s my day off – what would you like to do – I’ll let you decide?”

*Repeat these steps in increasing volume to your offspring approximately three times over until you feel invisible or faint*

Crouched over the precious glowing tablet of delight that’s bursting with games, knowledge and wonder, my kids’ attention is detained. I try to intercept. I fail. I need a plan.

Five weeks into the summer holiday and I feel like Steve McQueen in the Great Escape – along the tunnel, freedom in sight, but there’s a long way to go before digging out of this hole. And for me, technology seems to have taken over the role of robo-dad. I’d pull my hair out, but there’s not much of it left unless I begin on my beard.

Booking a day off to…

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