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But I don’t want you to go to work today daddy!

It’s fair to say that being a daddy has it’s share of ups and downs. Happy and sad. Good and bad. etcetera etcetera.

Wednesday morning for me was a sad one.

As I was leaving for work, as usual, I dished out kisses and cuddles to the family and I said to the Big Cub, as he was standing in the front door space, ready to go and get dressed with his mummy, “Right, daddy’s going to work now, I’ll see you tonight”, leant in for the kiss and he turned away and said, “Awwww, but I don’t want you to go to work daddy. Can you stay with me today?”

It was as though someone had ripped out my heart and stamped on it! This was the first time we’d had this kind of conversation. I tried to rationalise it for him, that I needed to go and earn some pennies, so that we could have nice things and go nice places, but realistically all he wanted was his daddy at home. Maybe even just for a few minutes for a cuddle or a play. Just not at work.

It’s fair to say the rest of the morning was rubbish, and me being me, I was down and emotional for the rest of the morning, just waiting to get home to see him. Of course, he was totally indifferent when I got home and probably hadn’t really given me 2 thoughts for the rest of the day.

Today, however, was different; I got a kiss and a cuddle. #BigSmile
Now, where’s that weekend.