Three Time Daddy
The name gives it away, but I’m the proud dad of three – NJ, Roo and Jasperino (more about them later).
I started this blog to share my thoughts, experiences and parenting paranoia. I’ve never felt responsible enough, mature enough or even capable enough to be a parent of one, let alone three, but I seem to have managed ok so far. Hopefully others feeling the same way can relate to some of it and realise that they’re doing ok too.
NJ – aged 8
NJ is the guinea pig of the family – not literally obviously, but as first born and heir to the family throne, he has had to contend with his mum and dad’s guess work. He is crazy about maths, Minecraft, reading, Pokemon, football, getting as grubby as possible and ‘negotiating’. He is also undefeated at FIFA 2017 against me – a record which I vow to bring to an end as soon as possible.
Roo – aged 4
Roo is second in line and is certifiably delicious and a little bit nuts. She loves Peppa Pig, her brothers, scooting, ballet, her baby dolls and generally being helpful and happy. She also has an unbelievably loud voice.
Jasperino – aged 1
I wouldn’t be Three Time Daddy without this little one. As third in line, he’s unfortunately cursed with a lifetime of hand-me-downs. He loves milk, sleeping and saying ugh and goo. Judging by his wild arm movements I think he is a fan of Power Rangers Dino Charge too, but it is a little early to tell.
Hoover Hugo – aged 36 (human years)
He loves you and everything about you, especially if you have pizza crusts.
Lou Man (2003-2017)
Officially the first ‘baby’ of the family, he went been through a lot during the 11 years with us. We rescued him from a cat shelter and in many ways he has rescued us. His grumpiness mellowed with age, but try to touch his belly and he would try to kill you.
Three Time Mummy
The team wouldn’t be complete without the mastermind behind it. Like other superheroes, her identity will be kept hidden (that’s what I told her anyway).