Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Precious Time Together

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Precious Time Together

Article excerpt

HERE'S a big Saturday shout out to all those part-time Dads around Mackay and the Whitsundays.

You guys rock and I'm sure your kids feel the same way.

Every week I catch up with mine and we enjoy each other's company as much as we can.

The things we do together vary from week to week but essentially it's all about hanging out, sharing our days and eating bad food. Perhaps it's not everyone's cup of tea but I reckon it suits us right down to the ground.

We don't spend thousands of dollars doing wild and wicked experiences, we just spend time together and talking.

Last week I had one of the best days I've had in years when a request to have a Dad-Daughter night out was accepted by my now 12-year-old.

We went to the Pants Down Circus Rock show at Metropolis on Gordon Street.

From the moment I picked her up, to watching the brilliant act on stage, the hotdogs in hand, to the "my hands hurt from clapping so much" comments, also to the laughs on the way home, I reckon it was a success. …

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