Up and running

Up and running

Hi,

Welcome to my very first blog post!

My name is Jason, I have a soon to be 2 year old son, beautiful fiancé and to complete the family a yellow labrador.

If you are anything like me then you will have come across the thought “where the hell is my life going?”

So, for that reason I have decided to put pen to paper and start to create a blog where I can turn this life around and bring back the enjoyment of everything there is to be achieved every single day. If I can input positivity in other peoples lives along the way then that would make me a very happy bunny indeed!

First off I will give you a short insight about myself to get to the point of doing all this.

I am now 30 years old. Damn, how did that happen?! Anyway, I am currently a bodyshop manager after spending 10+ years as a vehicle spray painter. You name it and the chances are I have probably painted it, I have literally done everything I could have achieved in this trade. Two years ago I was diagnosed with a rare disability called Kienbock’s Disease, for the 99.9% of people that don’t know what that is (GP’s included) it basically means that I will be living the rest of my life with a permanently broken wrist which to this date there is no cure…GREAT!

I have gone from being someone who has been lucky enough to be good at most things physical i.e. sports, DIY, anything involving your hands! Now I can barely chop a carrot without being in pain. This has obviously led me to depression and has basically left me wondering what I can do with myself to stay positive and get back some sort of sense of achievement.

I spend a lot of time at home as I currently work four days a week which will soon be down to two days. That means that I get to spend most of my time looking after my son. Here is my eureka moment!

I’ve decide to create a blog for not just dad’s but mum’s too to give an insight into what it’s like to be a stay at home dad. My son is called Max (hence the pun in the title page). He is about to enter ‘THE TERRIBLE TWO’S’!! Now, for any parent out there this can be an extremely challenging time. For those of you that are yet to have kids I will give you an example…

Max seems to be fixated on anything that has wheels, cars, bikes, trains, BUSES! This might sound like a good thing. My boy is into boyish things. One day you will discover that your child will like to watch certain videos on youtube, wether it be on your phone, tablet or computer it really doesn’t matter…yet. Then you will realise that during a tantrum it is a good idea to play one of these videos as a quick fix to cure the problem. What you may not realise is that this then becomes the problem! Once you begin to approach the 50th rendition of ‘Wheels on the bus’ its fair to say that it is becoming a tad tedious. Max doesn’t think so. Max wants nothing but ‘Wheels on the bus’ for the foreseeable future! So much so that you will spend the upcoming days, weeks and even months being tortured by a simple nursery rhyme that Max knows is available to him 24/7. What was the reason he was crying to begin with again? Ah yes, I wouldn’t let him outside in the rain. I’d take that any day now!

So that is a short insight of what is to come in this blog.

If you have any comments or stories that you would like to share with me then please do get in touch.

I will be uploading videos and blogs to Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and will be continuing to develop this site as time goes on so please stay tuned, share and like with your friends.

Thank you for reading.

MaxDadUK

 

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