The Me-Time Masterclass: When The Rare Opportunity Strikes, Here’s How To Make It Count
One of the best pieces of advice anyone ever gave me about parenting was that when you have a rare chunk of free time, to plan your day meticulously. It seems counter-intuitive at first, but if you don’t, the advice goes that you’ll just waste precious time - as soon as your partner and child leave the house, you’ll be running round in circles, working out what to do first: Have a beer? Play video games? Cook a steak? Have a wank? And the risk is that you’ll just panic, do none of the things, and end up in a YouTube wormhole, feeling worthless.
In Praise of Downtime (Or Why It’s OK For Dads To Sometimes Just Stick On The Telly)
At some point, most likely more than once, every parent will ask themselves the eternal question: what’s the earliest I can reasonably start drinking today?