Di­ary Of A Bad Dad

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS - Writ­ten by Nigel Thorn­ton www.pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @PeterboroughTel

There’s a pump­kin rolling around in the boot of my car and Mrs T and her evil side­kicks (the chil­dren) are al­ready plan­ning their hor­rors for Hal­loween. Chief among them is get­ting me to don fancy dress and be so­cia­ble - my two favourite things (not!). Last Hal­loween, I was just about to step out of the house when Mrs T pro­duced a skele­ton out­fit for me to wear. I protested, but two sets of plead­ing eyes meant I re­lented. I vowed to give it a few days then lo­cate the cos­tume and qui­etly drop it into the black bin. Mrs T, as usual, was one step ahead of me, and to this day I have been un­able to hunt it down. I’ve even looked in the cup­board where she keeps all the clean­ing stuff, as I reck­oned she’d bank on me never go­ing in there.

But, oh joy, I’ve just dis­cov­ered this year Hal­loween falls on Wed­nes­day. That’s press day when we all work late at the PT – the kids are in bed when I get home. We might be a lit­tle late off stone on the 31st... just to make sure!

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