The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

I Wasn’t Born Rich, But I Was Born Lucky …
May 19, 2016, 6:15 am
Filed under: Daddyhood, Family, Jill, My Fatherhood, Otis

I am writing this on the 18th May at 9:50pm.

Everyone in the house is asleep and I’ve spent the last 10 minutes watching them.

Transfixed by them.

My family.

Wife. Son. Cat.

Each one breathing in and out in their own unique rhythm, occasionally interrupting themselves with a sigh … a sniff … a cough.

And it strikes me how lucky I am to have all this.

Three beautiful individuals forever entwined in my life.

Three beautiful individuals who seem happy about this fact.

Yes, even Rosie the cat.

It’s amazing.

And I am suddenly overcome with the feeling that if my parents were to walk in on this scene of filial tranquility, they’d look at me and smile … and that smile would mean one thing.

You’ve done well son.

And I have.


* Both of the photos in this post are old. I was going to take a new one but then I realised the moment the flash went off, this moment of domestic bliss would be replaced with a crying baby, a pissed off cat and a karate chop in the windpipe from the wife and I want this post to be something she can [one day] treasure, not bring up whenever she’s is angry at me.

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yes you fucking have campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

though your cat has done fucking well as well.

Comment by andy@cynic

Arguably even better than me.

Comment by Rob

Rob Campbell. The poor mans ugly Mr Darcy.

Comment by DH

That made me burst out laughing.

Comment by Pete

Funny, it left me with the opposite reaction. Ha.

Comment by Rob

This is lovely Rob, but what is that painting above Jill’s head in the 2nd photo? It’s not the one you used to have in the office is it?

Comment by Pete

another fucking thing he stole from us. fucker.

Comment by andy@cynic

It is …

And for the record, it was always mine. I was given it by a guy called Turbo from my time in Oz … so any claims of it being company property is wrong and I will hotly dispute it. Or at least say “no it’s not” a lot.

Comment by Rob

You have a very beautiful family Robert.

Comment by Mary Bryant

What a lovely family.

Comment by Ciaran McCabe

I am sure it is pure coincidence that you wrote this lovely post mere weeks before your birthday.

Comment by George

who the fuck are you? youve turned into a right cynical fuck. im starting to like you again.

Comment by andy@cynic

What a delightful family you have. Your parents would be very proud.

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Comment by Jemma King

Talking about me again Jem.

Comment by Billy Whizz

You wish I was.


Comment by Jemma King

Jemma FTW.

Comment by DH

Sometimes it is easy to forget what we have. This is a beautiful depiction of remembering what are loved ones mean to us.

Comment by talkchatter

I don’t know who you are talkchatter, but thank you.

Comment by Rob

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