We will need another break after planning our family’s first foreign holiday
DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR A FIRST-TIME DAD OF TWINS
“AS long as I have my credit card, we can buy what we need over there,” I explained in a gentle manner to Victoria.
“What? Bodysuits? Sleeping bags?,” she answered a little aggressively.
“Yes, Spanish children sleep and wear clothes too,” I said adding fuel to the fire.
“You can’t afford to,” she snorted, shooting my grandiose offer of unlimited purchasing power down in flames.
The reason for today’s heated discussion was our upcoming holiday to Spain.
We’d decided to forgo trekking across the Amazon basin in favour of a nice villa filled with relatives, which is close to shops, medical facilities and paella.
Unfortunately, it was going to be hot and we were worried the twins would suffer.
Now, I was born amidst those scorching summers of the 1970s, back when we didn’t know everything was dangerous or destroying the environment.
Any pictures of me in the seventies show a lovely tanned baby with skin the colour of mahogany, very much like a younger less flamboyant David Dickinson.
Even though I’ve argued a nicely tanned baby is cuter, Victoria has decreed the twins are to be shrouded in Factor 50, UVA reflective clothing and big hats to prevent the sun so much as glancing upon them.
The son has got his hat on ...and a full bottle of factor 50