Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
8 Nov 2019
6:20 am

How to be a good dad… and husband

Dirk Lotriet

Maybe I should be a smart husband too and just keep my mouth shut.

Caring parents with baby. Picture: flickr

I’m still flabbergasted by Rassie and Siya’s boys from this small country who humbled the Mighty Empire. During the past week, I also had a discussion with the lovely Snapdragon about the theories behind raising children. Which, inevitably, led me to combine the issues: how do we raise the three-year-old Egg to be a well-adjusted adult with morals and an independent intelligence? I don’t necessarily want her to be a try-scoring machine or scrum in the Bulls front row, but I hope she doesn’t get into trouble constantly and respects the world. Those questions forced me to do a lot...