Axiom #7

The Dad Network axioms are ‘dad-hood’ proverbs. They pinpoint key principles of dad-hood and refine them down to unforgettable soundbites of wisdom that can be called upon instantly to inform a critical decision. And, as we all know, being a dad is full of critical decisions! 

The tool belt

I’ve learnt the hard way; you cannot leave the house without a shed load of stuff. Stuff that I just wouldn’t ever think of taking, let alone actually being able to locate it and put it in the bag. Here’s my thought, every dad needs a tool belt. Tool belts are cool, they’re masculine and they’re a damns sight better than carrying around your wife’s spotty, floral change bag! In any other situation, a man would never use his wife’s handbag, so why do we in this situation! Extraordinary. So, a tool belt, I think, is the way forward. 


And here’s my essential list of essentials: 


  • Spit rags
  • Snacks – possibly a bottle
  • Bib
  • Nappies / diapers
  • Wipes
  • Spare clothes – for you and the baby
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Plastic bag
  • Mobile phone (with mummy’s number on speed dial) 
  • A hazmat containment kit
  • A torch
  • Compass

In my head it looks like some sort of inspecter gadget, magic tool belt whereby all this stuff fits in. A bit like Batmans belt. That would be cool! 

Check out our other powerful parenting proverbs here or sign up to our mailing list to get them sent straight to you! 


Follow:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *