Kingsley: Bubba

As Erroll tends to our four month old, it dawns on him that his leisure time is now a distant concept relegated to the annals of history. Kingsley’s father is completely and utterly shocked at how difficult it is looking after a bebe, and how draining it becomes when its one on one: he and his infant. For hours on end. And no help from anyone.

On one of their endless walks around our Dubai neighbourhood. Kingsley aged 4 months.

On one of their endless walks around our Dubai neighbourhood. Kingsley aged 4 months.

You see Erroll is a nurturing father, who tends to our baby those working days per week when he is not flying and I am in the office. This may amount to three days in the week and in those days my boys are like glue: Erroll wears Kingsley and they walk and talk and explore and come visit me in the office where I breastfeed.

Those two half hours dedicated to feeding the baby at work, when he hands over the child to me, Erroll can be then found slumped in a comfy chair at Costa Coffee, unclipped from the baby carrier, wearily drinking his cappuccino, doggedly tired and wondering what on earth single mothers do to keep it together.

Daddy Daycare: Erroll takes Kingsley on the days he is in Dubai and I am working.

Daddy Daycare: Erroll takes Kingsley on the days he is in Dubai and I am working.

People ask Erroll, ‘what do you do all day?’ The answer is that he is paying attention constantly, which is exhausting. Its leaving him fried, truth be told, but its a privilege that Erroll knows will soon enough vanish as our child grows out of carriers and learns to walk alone.

Mini me: King and his loving dad Erroll, March 2014, Dubai

Mini me: King and his loving dad Erroll, March 2014, Dubai

So for now this hands-on dad is loving and dedicated and even tempered and frazzled and has temporarily said good bye to the hobbies of his adulthood. But all in a good cause, wouldn’t you say?

2 Responses to Kingsley: Bubba

  1. Anne Sinclair says:

    He’s doing a sterling job Poodle, so very proud of you both xx

  2. Hey, thanks for sharing I always look forward to reading your posts one of the few blogs I still follow home decorated

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