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My Dad Of The Week: Josh 'JP' Patterson

 

 

Okay, so this may look a tad biased by all accounts since Josh 'No One Ever Called Me JP Before Chelsea' Patterson is a great friend, but that is beside the point because this guy deserves recognition as a dad. As anyone with one or more sleep thieves will tell you, the learning curve is like dropping off the edge of the Mariana Trench wearing a lead diving suit. It's ferocious and unforgiving and yet amazing - the best adventure you will ever go on. And Josh has taken to that like a superhero. He's grabbed hold of India's baby grow and held on for the ride. 

 

Watching him become a dad has been mind-blowing for me for one giant reason, though: Josh is learning how to be a Dad under the spotlight of the media and, yes, the mummy police. Shit only knows what people would make of my parenting style if they cared enough about my Insta-stories to comment below. Anyway, that's beside the point because this is about Josh and why he's my Dad Of The Week this week (a competition that means nothing, gives nothing and doesn't even run every week). 

 

So, reason number 1: Josh's Uber Kids Blog. If you're a new parent and find this alien experience of being behind enemy lines a total circus where you can no longer tell what is poo and what is puke, then this blog will help you understand that you are not alone. It will also help calm your nerves, let you know you are doing a grand job and make your laugh at the same time. Learning on the go, that's what this thing is all about.  

 

The other reason Josh makes this list is because of his latest mini-series: Limitless. There is nothing I can say about this show that you want pick up within a minute of watching it. All I can say is it is inspiring. It is about people who refuse to let life put any limitations on what is possible. It is about people who raise their middle fingers to adversity and get stuck into doing the impossible. It's frickin' inspiring. As soon as I finished watching it, I truly believed I could bench a jumbo-jet, wrestle a two-headed tiger and maybe even change a nappy without retching. But don't just take my easily inspired and totally biased word for it, have a look for yourself. Oh, and just so you know, this episode is the first one, and it is all about Ross Edgley, Strongman Swimmer. 

 

 

 

 

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