With these 2 things, my blog was started.
I do go and see a few bands these days. Its something that when I was growing up a dreamed of doing. Now I go to a festival or two each year (Download festival and one other more chilled festival like Lounge On The Farm). I've been to some amazing gigs, such as seeing prodigy at Brixton a few years ago.
If I could see any one band that I haven't already... I'd probably have to think about it for days and then I'd come up with a shortlist. But in a rush, I will give you two. If I could go back in time, I would have loved to see Red Hot Chilli Peppers back in their hay-day. I think they're playing London this year, but even though I might still go, its not going to be anywhere near as good as it would have been 10 years ago. If it had to be a band today, it would probably be a chilled band like The National.
How is your blog influenced by you being a Dad?
My blog is still taking form. My posts are not your typical parenting type posts. They are (so far anyway) posts about life as a dad. My boy is a huge influence on my life, so everything I do now is influenced by him. The activities I do. They way I view things. Its all changed because of him.
What is your favourite film?
This again is one of those questions where there will never be just one answer. To name but just a few:
- Shaun of the dead
- The green mile
- Iron man
Who gets up for your kids in the night?
Its not me. I do get up sometimes, but not my 'fair share'. At the moment Dylan sleeps very well. 12-14 hours is normal for him, with the occasional wake in the night. He's a perfect baby! However when he did used to be up many times a night I didn't do my fair share.
I like to think this is partly justified because Dylan was 100% breast fed. My breasts are out of favour. And when he woke is was often because he was hungry. Also partly because Becky can nap in the day. Dylan normally has a good hour or two sleep around 9am. So Becky can catch up on her sleep. Whereas I would be off at work, snoozing at my desk. Not good!
Saying that, I could and probably should get up in the night more now, as he is no longer breast fed. But he doesn't wake up often in the night any more, and old habits die hard. (Please add 'die hard' to the films list above).