My name is Darren Kirby, I’m 46 years old and a father of two boys.
I’m not a celebrity. I’m not superhuman. I’m just a dad like you.
I’m a dad who knows what it’s like not to be able to keep up with my kids; a dad who knows the look in his boys’ eyes when he tells them no… again… because Dad’s not in the mood… as usual.
Before I had children, I was in the gym three times a week. I was eating what I wanted and burning it off.
All that changes when kids come along. But I don’t need to tell you that, do I?
You’re needed more at home, but work doesn’t get less busy, so the gym gear slides to the bottom drawer… where it stays.
Meanwhile, the fridge seems to be always in arm’s reach.
Work sucked out all my good energy. In the evenings, you couldn’t see where the sofa ended and I began.
Some weekends, all I’d done for the kids was look up from my iPad to change the TV channel.