I’m probably not going to win ‘dad of the year’ award for making a tidied up play area a condition for feeding them lunch. But I’m afraid desperate times call for desperate measures!

No one told me raising kids could be such a messy, stress inducing untidy affair! It’s so much more worse for a guy who in his bachelor days went for the minimalist, perfectly tidy look for his pad.

As most dads will relate, we would take a bullet for our kids and constantly make sacrifices daily for our families. But giving up my love for a tidy environment, bordering on OCD, has been the hardest sacrifice of all!

We’ve moved continents and yet the clutter has also moved with us! I am resigned to this fate for now.

Let’s see how the lunch leverage goes ….