The human skin is like a stick. When it’s green (moisturised) it bends as you move it, just like a razor gliding over the skin underneath it flexing around the sharp cold steel. When a stick is dry (not moisturised) it breaks like dry skin scraped by a dull blade.
“You’re not doing it right”, the perennial catch-cry of domineering fathers to their inexperienced sons. The implication of this throw-away line is that dad’s always right- but hang on, what if there was another way to do it?
Through the eighties, nineties, and into the noughties, more and more un-manly things became mainstream.The macho world was changing at a great speed and there was no way for the "real man" to get off the ride
We had a beautiful healthy boy. We were so lucky. So why did I start feeling depressed again? Do blokes even get the baby blues? Am I the only one? Parenthood is a bit of a paradox. It can be the happiest time of your life, but at the same time the most challenging.