If they’re hav­ing fun, then I’m hav­ing fun, so

DOU­BLE TROU­BLE FOR A FIRST-TIME DAD OF TWINS

Llanelli Star - - FAMILY MATTERS -

LAST week, we went to an in­door child-friendly at­trac­tion, as the weather was sig­nalling the end of the world.

Nat­u­rally, the whole of the UK had the same idea, and it would have been more fun to sum­mit Snow­don, in the storm with the twins.

What I learned is we do things with the chil­dren to make them happy.

A close sec­ond to that is my hap­pi­ness but they’re pretty much the same thing.

It’s dif­fi­cult to feel con­tent­ment if two tod­dlers

are scream­ing.

The prob­lem we’ve got is they’re 18 months old, so they can walk, al­though slowly with a lot of wob­bling and fre­quent falls.

The only way we can travel any dis­tance is with a buggy, but they get an­noyed if they’re in a buggy for too long, and they want to walk, but then we can’t go any­where.

To break out of this vi­cious cir­cle, we’re go­ing to keep life sim­ple and stick to the fol­low­ing ac­tiv­i­ties we can all en­joy, un­til they’re ad­e­quately mo­bile:

1. Push them around a su­per­mar­ket for no longer than 20 min­utes. They love look­ing at all the peo­ple, prod­ucts and par­tic­u­larly the fruit and vegeta­bles I’ve found, but tim­ing is cru­cial. If it’s busy and there’s a de­lay, I give them a

Richard IRVINE

Su­per­mar­kets are safe... for a lit­tle while

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