The Uncool Sneaker Dads Vol. 3 ft Carlos BFG

The Uncool Dad interviews Carlos “BFG” Campbell about sneakers and fatherhood

This week we speak to the size thirteen Air Presto beast himself, Mr Carlos BFG! Like Jack Brint who we spoke toΒ last week, Carlos and I met through the Sneakerplay group on Facebook whilst joining in on the banter that normally ensues. I should probably state for the record that I haven’t actually met Carlos in person yet due to him living out in the sticks and myself in the big smog but bound by the mutual interests of sneakers and fatherhood, we share a virtual fist bump.

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The Uncool Sneaker Dads Vol. 2 ft Jack Brint

The Uncool Dad interviews Jack “FuzzyBadFeet” Brint about sneakers and fatherhood

Online sneaker communities, like many other commuties connect you to like-minded individuals who share your interests and passions. I’ve met a lot of awesome people through these groups (and many an *rsehole too for that matter) including Rain and Jack. Many of these guys are in a similar position to myself: love trainers, love our kids, which is why I decided to interview these guys.. there’s a lot more to us fathers and a lot more to us sneaker enthusiasts. I just wanted to celebrate that.

Carrying on from last week’s debut of The Sneaker Dad interviews with Rain “Da Mask” Nelson, this week we speak to Jack Brint, a regular contributor to the Sneakerplay Facebook group which if you haven’t followed already, you need to (if you’re into sneakers. If not, ignore me, it’ll only leave you perplexed).

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The Uncool Sneaker Dads Vol. 1 ft Rain Nelson

The Uncool Dad interviews Rain Da Mask about sneakers and fatherhood

Those of you that know me know that I have a passion for trainers (sneakers being the new vernacular in the UK). It’s a love that I’ve had since being in primary school when my brother and my mum bought me my first pair of Nikes in the Philippines (special prize for anyone who can guess what they were). I’ve watched the sneaker culture evolve – enthusiasts went from being lame weirdos queuing for kicks to it being a cool, social norm.

A lot has changed personally in my time collecting kicks – like becoming a dad for instance. And I’m not the only one.

In this series of conversations / interviews, I’ve asked some of my Sneaker Dad mates a few questions about what it’s like to be both a dad and a sneaker enthusiast. First up is Rain who is an integral part of the running of the “Sneakerplay” FB community and runs a sneaker review channel on YouTube: Rain Da MaskΒ amongst many of the other pies he has his fingers in. Enjoy! Continue reading “The Uncool Sneaker Dads Vol. 1 ft Rain Nelson”

We Were Only Supposed To Go Out For Lunch..

The Uncool Dad Takes The Missus And Their Youngest For Lunch In Holborn And End Up On The South Bank

 

Earlier this week, the Missus and I took our youngest son Benjamin to My Old Dutch in Holborn for lunch. I ate too much (honestly, check the size of the pancake, it was called the “My Old Dutch” for anyone that cares) so we decided to go for a “short walk”.

***Video at the bottom of the page***

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Letting Children Be Children

The Uncool Dad addresses the pressures of being a child

A few weeks ago, the Missus and I were walking past the British Museum on our way home from visiting my parents in Fitzrovia. End of term was fast approaching for the kids and we were having a conversation about what to do with them over the summer holidays. Now being a few weeks back, I can barely remember the full details of the conversation (to be honest, I can barely remember if I had my daily movements this morning let alone a conversation we had four weeks ago) but it was about how other parents at the school make their minions do extra lessons, extra tuition and the mysterious art of Kumon (what the fuck is Kumon?!) outside of the hours that they already put in at school. I don’t know about your minis but after a full day at school, our younglings are cream crackered!

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Having “The Talk” with your kids

The Uncool Dad’s thoughts on the inevitable and impending conversation with his kids

My eldest son is 12. 13 this year. Next month actually. He’s a handsome chap (despite a terrible hair do) so I regularly take the piss and tease him by asking him about the girlfriend that he doesn’t have (supposedly), much to the dismay of my sister and the missus who think I’m going to give him a complex. It’s just a bit of banter. But he’s a cheeky bugger so I let him have it.

After putting it on him for a bit, he’ll usually try to shift the heat onto his sister by bringing up a boy in her class. But Daddy knows all about him.. Continue reading “Having “The Talk” with your kids”