Fifty Things I Will Teach My Son – by James

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I’ve asked James for a while to write something for the blog. And finally, here it is………..

1. Big is beautiful.
2. Always league, never union. – despite what your mum and Grandad say. Dad knows best!
3. Always say please.
4. Always say thank you.
5. Veg is good.
6. Veg is better when accompanied with steak. (Well done obv)
7. Medium/Rare is for weirdos.
8. Cheese is the solution to all of your aunt’s problems. Just not mild cheddar.
9. Daddy is built for speed not power, that’s what uncles are for.
10. Aviation is a way of life, not a hobby.
11. The above does not make you a nerd, mum is wrong.
12. Cars are safer than bikes. But I understand!
13. You can never have enough coats.
14. Nor enough T-shirts.
15. £150 on walking pants is cool. £40 on jeans is pushing it.
16. No, you won’t be going on my insurance.
17. Yes I will teach you to drive…grandad’s car.
18. Climbing will teach you more about a friend than any other experience.
19. Algebra……yeah stick with it, better still make friends with someone in the know.
20. Always have a Plan B.
21. And a plan C.
22. Think before you speak.
23. Always be friendly, but firm when required.
24. Travel well, but think outside the box.
25. Don’t join the cops, it’s going to sh*t
26. Embrace technology
27. Have a best friend you can trust.
28. Money trees don’t exist, so your mum tells me.
29. Always have a desire to learn more.
30. Have the desire to achieve more.
31. Help others, but charity begins at home.
32. One day you and I will fly together.
33. Stay fit.
34. Stay healthy.
35. Drugs really are bad, don’t waste your money. Save it for beer and women.
36. Listen in school, if you have to go back when you’re older it’s expensive!
37. We only read instructions weeks after, purely out of curiosity.
38. Knowledge is power.
39. Always lift the seat, it’s not worth the hassle.
40. Avoid the green spotty cups….it’s not worth the hassle.
41. Have a place you hold dear.
42. Have a person you hold dear.
43. Visit that place with that person regularly.
44. Never give up on the one you know is for you.
45. Chuck Norris settles all problems…even if he is 70.
46. Wasting money on things you enjoy is not wasting.
47. Life before iPads, play stations and the web was not that long ago!
48. Horror movies are for weirdos.
49. Strava gives you that competitive edge….but know when to stop.
50. If you find shoes that fit….stock up.

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