Family stories

Siblings Stick Together. Sometimes.

I did a fair bit of travelling with my sister and my parents when I was young. Some would say this kind of experience would be enlightening to a child but the reality was I spent all that time in the car fighting a vicious and prolonged battle against my older sister.

Andy Thompson
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Friendly fire! Man Down!

I like to think of myself as a good Dad. I'm moderately handy and my major skill of turning a sobbing child into a giggling monster quicker than you can say “sorry about throwing that ball into your face” comes in handy every day. However, there's one thing I'm terrible at doing and that is changing a nappy filled with poo.

Andy Thompson
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Getting busted with some help from my friends

If you're going to do something sneaky, it's important that you're thorough so you don't get caught in the lie.

I was 14 and I was dreading having to give my Dad my end of year report card. You see, he really wanted me to be the best-in-class and I'd had some struggles that year.

Lalaka Gunasekera
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My North End Years

My North End Years

Dark and stark, remote and forbidding Ridden with crime and full of danger So said some, so said many - of my North End

A child, learning to learn and ready to race Arriving in a new world - wide, strange and entrancing Eager to explore, eager to embrace - my North End

Bill Jarrard
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Nine Months of Rehab

So sometimes I'll go to the chemist & pick myself up a pregnancy test just so people think I have a sex life, or maybe the morning after pill... but not at the same time #awkward

I wouldn’t mind having kids though, I love them; I believe they can make you a better person.

Jennifer Burke
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Just a Trim and Some Psychotherapy Please.

Trying to be spendthrift is something that comes with being a parent. Spending money on my kids means I can’t buy fancy things for myself. With this in mind, we took our son to get a haircut a few weeks ago. Rather than go to an upscale salon where orange women with monstrous talon-like fingernails

Andy Thompson
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