eric olthwaite wrote:the flying pig wrote:a nice bit of sentimental nonsense.
By the by, but there's a book about Dads and boys which I might have mentioned on here before. Normally I run a mile from that kind of self-help / advice thing, but I think this is quite worth having just to dip into now and again. It's a bit hippy wanky in places but it's useful when it talks about how and when boys change because of growth and testerone etc.
Just reminded me, reading the article above, because it refers to periods when boys will be drawn to their mothers, and periods when they'll particularly need their fathers. My lad has sort of noticeably changed and become my 'mate' in the last couple of months and it's just, I dunno, cool.
I can almost pin point to the day when my Dad became more like a friend than a Dad. I honestly would say my Dad is one of my best friends. It sounds a bit sad but when all is considered we go to football and rugby together, we've even been to gigs together and we love having a pint together. Although I suppose being honest with the amount of money I have borrowed from my parents in recent years he is still a lot of a Dad too