Category: Being a Dad

What’s it like being a dad in the twenty-first century?
Every so often, I describe my thoughts and experiences. If you are a parent, soon will be, or like to read my take on it, this is what to read. Oh, and don’t laugh.

October 9, 2020 / Being a Dad
June 26, 2020 / Being a Dad

This week, my daughter had her first swimming lesson. A quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level, and another quarter is prone to flooding by river. As a result, learning to swim is part of our culture. Still, when my four-year-old said ‘I can swim already, and I want to dive in the deep pool’ right before her first lesson, I found myself slightly worried.

May 15, 2020 / Being a Dad

It seemed like a year, but it was only eight weeks. Eight weeks ago the lockdown in the Netherlands came down, and this week it was eased. My daughter went back to school… well, back-ish.

March 20, 2020 / Being a Dad

Much of the world is in some degree of quarantine or another at this time. And being stuck at home with a child can be… challenging.

February 7, 2020 / Being a Dad
Screen Time

My daughter loves watching television and so she loves YouTube. I hate it. Well, no, I hate the things she watches there, and I hate how YouTube doesn’t offer a proper way for me to whitelist what she watches.