It was all going so well. Introductions had been made, pizza had been eaten, sixth-birthday presents had been handed over, and all was going swimmingly. And then, I went to the loo.
Having assumed all would be well in the two minutes it took me to do a child-free wee, I returned from the train station bathroom to see my son many metres above me, diving onto a down escalator. My boyfriend, meanwhile, was still bolting up the corresponding ascending stair, a station security guard in hot pursuit.
This was my now-partner Rich’s introduction to parenting a six-year-old boy with the energy of ten suns. And with hindsight, I’m not sure why I expected anything less…
Ready to join The Flock?
When you join The Flock, you pay it forward. Every paid subscription generates a second for a woman on reduced income, ensuring we remain advertising-free and accessible to all.
Want to support us? Subscribe below for just £4.99 a month and get your first 14 days free. Can’t afford that right now? Click waitlist, and you’ll get 14 days free access while you wait for someone to pay it forward.
Already have an account? Sign in here.