Sunday, 15 June 2014

Reasons why Grandad's Rock!

Today, as it's Father's Day, I thought I would talk about the original and first brummydaddyof2. My Dad. Or Papa W as he is known to my friends. Obvs I think he is the best Dad in the world and I am not biased. I am right! (OK, so I am a bit biased).

The brilliant things about my Dad amongst many are 1) he is really funny 2) he is totes emosh and 3) he LOVES reality TV. Bet most of you can't say that can you? See told you he was the best. Hell yeah, you can talk to my Dad about Big Brother, or Real Housewives of New Jersey. And he has been known to watch Eurovision (as in he says he won't watch it but then does every single year).

But he also is the world's best Grandad. Fact. He retired around the same time I had my girl and for the past three years has be invaluable in helping raise my children (along with the Mother too). My children adore him. So much so that yesterday? My girl wept and repeated "Grandad, Granddddaaaaad, GRANNNDDDAAADD" after he left. So today I asked my girl her favourite things about the main man. Below is the definitive list. She is 3. So apologies, it's not too in-depth.
  • Grandad likes being silly - he squirts water pistols at me
  • He likes to play with me -  he plays hide and seek in my bedroom
  • A long time ago he had pasta for tea (Toddlers don't half talk rubbish)
  • He plays in the playroom with me
  • He picks me up from preschool and finally and I think she felt the best bit was...
  • He buys me annnnnnnnything I like (said with a large, devious smile).
It appears the best qualities to have when being a Grandad is a love of play, pasta, being silly and buying a ridiculous amount of Disney crap. So hats off to the original brummydaddyof2. Not only do you do an amazing job of looking after my treasures but you also keep me updated of when the new series of Dance Moms is on.

We love you lots xxx



  1. He sounds like an amazing Grandad and dad and I love the photos of you all together. Reminds me completely of my own dad. I'd be lost without my parents!

  2. Gorgeous post and tribute. Love that he ate that pasta ;-)

  3. Ahhh lovely post. Grandads are amazing. I really wish mine were still alive when I was growing up. But I was lucky to have met mr p's grandad a few times and hear all the amazing stories and memories they shared together in ireland. I also get the amazing opportunity to watch my dad being my kids grandpa and that is a magic moment indeed. I only wish my parents lived closer to be closer to my kids. Love the photos. So adorable. #magicmoments

  4. Beautiful! Both kid's Lolo (grandpop) left us already, good thing my Uncle's are around to fill up missing place #magicmoments

  5. Awww, this is just so lovely when your children share such a special bond with their granddad! I have a very close relationship with my own grandfather and I love the fact my children adoooooooore their 'Poppy' (Hubby's dad) as he is quite simply amazing. Mel #MagicMoments

  6. Awww this is so cool! My son can't celebrate this. Husband Dad is dead and my father is far. I have a bit of a pain in the heart while reading your post. #magicmoments

  7. he sounds like a cool grandad lol. We just became grandparents a week ago so I hope we can be just as cool as our grandson grows up

  8. How sweet! I'm sure this post means a lot to your dad, too! :) #magicmoments

  9. Aww, he sounds wonderful and the fact he was there to be with you when you had your daughter is just great, any man who can get down and be silly is a great man in my books :) #magicmoments

  10. What a fabulous post. Grandads definitely rock and it sounds like he's a keeper especially if he buys anything! Great post and I love the photos too #whatsthestory

  11. What a lovely post! He seems like such a lovely father and grandfather, lovely pictures of you all!


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