Fa­ther of 14 shares se­crets

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

nor­mal grand­fa­ther like oth­ers who have two grand­chil­dren. With a lot of grand­chil­dren, you’ve got to share your love around.

For Fa­ther’s Day this year we will do what we usu­ally do – the kids who are away give me a call, the ones who are around come down and have lunch.

When we raised our kids, we did not know if we were right or not, we just went along with it and watched them grow up.

Ev­ery week­end was a high­light, whether it was eat­ing a wa­ter­melon out in the yard or go­ing down to the beach ski­ing – it was all fan­tas­tic.

Ev­ery­thing seemed to work, we never wor­ried about the kids – they would en­ter­tain them­selves, they had plenty of room to roam around here.

They are fan­tas­tic kids, they had their squab­bles but we never had any prob­lems with them.

Life can be very sim­ple if you want, these days there is too much em­pha­sis on ev­ery­thing. Kids have got to be told what to do and what not do, when they can and when they can’t – kids can­not be kids any­more.

My ad­vice to new fa­thers is to do the best you can, what­ever you are do­ing is right and just let kids be kids.

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