11 Apr

This was posted back in 2010 but it has only just come to my attention.
If you don’t laugh out loud, there’s no hope for you.

Worth Doing Badly

Every now and then I use this blog to drag up some incident from the past that I’m not very proud of, then declare my shame to the entire world.

I think this process is known as exorcising one’s demons. In my case it feels more like exercising them, in that it lets them out into the sunlight, gives them a brisk workout and then sends them back, invigorated, into the dark recesses of my mind, from whence they can creep out into my dreams and whisper “boo”.

Anyway, yesterday’s post about Tinson1 sleeping through the night has re-awakened memories of one such dark event. To prepare you for the awfulness that is to follow, let me tell you that this post is called Bad Dad simply because there isn’t room for the real title, which should be The Night I Punched My Baby Son In The Face.

Here goes…(sigh)…

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13 Responses to “”

  1. judithatwood April 11, 2012 at 10:59 #

    Well, I certainly laughed out loud. Still laughing, actually, as I think about him headed for the door!


  2. vivinfrance April 11, 2012 at 11:16 #

    his comment about banker’s soul blackness is extremely topical still. Brilliant expression. I may steal it.
    Thanks for re-posting.


  3. viveka April 11, 2012 at 11:18 #

    Brilliant …. not easy to be a perfect dad every day. Thanks for re-blogging!


  4. laurieanichols April 11, 2012 at 13:16 #

    That was funny, the pitfalls of parenthood.lol


  5. slpmartin April 11, 2012 at 16:35 #

    A most clever write…enjoyed it much.


  6. Tinman April 11, 2012 at 17:55 #

    If I tick “Like” above, is that weird?


  7. Al April 11, 2012 at 19:45 #

    The phrase “discretion is the better part of valor” comes to mind.


  8. SchmidleysScribbling April 11, 2012 at 20:38 #

    Remind me to tell you about the time I almost drowned my daughter in the swimming pool because I had seen a film on bablies swimming under water. Also the time I accidently stuck my little girl with a safety pin while putting on a clean diaper. I rushed her to the Emergency Room because I thought I had wounded her severely. I was awfully young and she was my oldest child..you know the “practice” kid. She still has a few resentments. Parenthood is rough.


    • Tilly Bud April 21, 2012 at 11:10 #

      So I’m not the only parent who practiced on the first one?

      Don’t forget to tell us about the time you almost drowned your daughter in the swimming pool because you had seen a film on babies swimming under water.

      PLEASE 🙂


  9. kateshrewsday April 11, 2012 at 21:05 #

    Bravo, Tinman and Tilly 🙂 I love that dad’s dry wit!


  10. benzeknees April 12, 2012 at 07:20 #

    Nearly fell on the floor as Tinman’s post brought back all the memories of the mistakes I made as a new parent! Great re-post Tilly!


  11. Tilly Bud April 21, 2012 at 11:11 #

    Tinman is the funniest blogger I know. Everyone should read him.


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