Male bonding

SOME serious father-son bonding going on today. After a number of hints from four-year-old Ronnie, I agreed to take him to a football match – Queen’s Park against East Fife at Hampden this afternoon, specifically.

Over lunch beforehand, I said to him: “Are you still looking forward to the football?”

“Yes,” he replied.

“And do you know the rules of football?”


“That’s a pity – I was hoping you could explain them to me.”

UPDATE at 5.30 pm: Sadly, the bonding exercise didn’t last long. Ronnie got bored and asked if we could leave the stadium five minutes after kick-off. No reflection on the Spiders, I hasten to add. Maybe it wasn’t, with hindsight, the best game to take him to anyway – it was a goalless draw.



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7 responses to “Male bonding

  1. My dad took me to see the Spiders. You have my approval for once!

    Buy them a bunnet from the shop – my company supplies them!

  2. Come to think of it, the hats would be too big for R&R. Buy one for yourself instead.

  3. John

    A Scotsman who isn’t a football fan? Seriously? :p

  4. joe bonanno

    November 1, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    A Scotsman who isn’t a football fan? Seriously? :p

    A relief is it not to have a politician who doesn’t feel the need to suck up to the masses by pretending he is a lifelong fan of Newcastle or Raith Rovers (to name but two).

  5. Chris' Wills

    I do hope Queens Park win.

    Though, like you, I’m not a great fan of association football.

  6. Adrian P

    100,000 Fathers per year apply to the courts to try to get their vindictive ex wives to honour contact agreements.
    There is a lot of money to be made by the legal proffesion if Judges, many of whom have practices strip fathers from their children.

    Since you are a father, can you understand the torment this causes, especially as it invariably means there is little they can do.
    No wonder some are pushed over the edge.

    Fathers arrested for breaking agreements, posting birthday cards or standing on street corners so they can wave to their children as they are driven to school by their mother and their ‘New daddy’, the one she tormented him with prior and during the divorce.

    Great Britain is a Hideous shadow of its former self.

    And it is not the fault of the Great British People, the intention of the childrens act was for shared residence, but Judges rarely enforce this, because there is no profit in doing so for their practices.

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