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David Robbins: Oh the things we dads have to do for our children

Published 04/06/2011 | 05:00

The walk to my daughter's school takes about 10 minutes. The route passes through tree-lined streets of prosperous-looking red-brick houses. There is plenty of time to think.

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About things like why am I carrying a school bag, a swimming bag, another bag containing two sweet-peas and a tomato plant for the school, plus trying to rein in a small dog with a pull like a Massey Ferguson?

Or about why trying to get a six-year-old ready for school leaves me a nervous wreck, while she, having reduced me to this state, skips along without a care in the world, free, unencumbered and with her whole life ahead of her.

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