The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


We Are Family …
September 4, 2019, 6:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Comment, Daddyhood, Family, Jill, Mum, Mum & Dad, Otis, Parents

As I wrote yesterday, this is a big week in our household as Otis starts school.

Proper school.

In fact, he starts it in a few hours time.

Yes, today!!!

And while this is going to be a journey that will be filled with excitement and drama … tears and cheers … [and that’s just how his Mum and Dad will be when we wave him off later today] I had a glimpse of what might be in store for him in a way that took my breath away.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Otis has graduated from preschool.

Well from that day, Otis had this photo taken.

I saw it for the first time recently and I don’t mind telling you it stopped me in my tracks.

Not just because he is in full graduation gear – something his old man didn’t come close to achieving – but because of how much I see traces of my mum and me when we were young.

I wish Mum could see it, she would be chuffed to bits.

Just like I am.


10 Comments so far
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You are a good father. Your parents would be as proud of you as you are of Otis.

Comment by Lee Hill

What a beautiful set of pictures. Have lots of fun today Otis.

Comment by Mary Bryant

Love the photos. I can definitely see the connection between you all.

Comment by Pete

Big day for you all. Hope your tears don’t flood London.

I mean you, not Otis.

Comment by Bazza

Your mama was stunning.

Comment by Jemma King

I remember the girls first day. I was in tears but the girls walked in without a care in the world. I have a feeling it will be the same with you and Otis. Brilliant photographs too.

Comment by George

I hope all the kids pointed at Rob and said “crybaby”.

Comment by DH

humiliate the fuck out of your dad.

Comment by andy@cynic

Not difficult.

Comment by DH

but still worth doing fucking properly.

Comment by andy@cynic




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