So this weekend marks a number of landmarks in the Holland household.
My eldest son turned 17 which rather dates my act!
But as well as this – two other landmarks…
On IMDBpro (the internet movie database) – it states on the page of Tom Holland – that he is 5ft 6. This is not a dizzy height. Certainly, not a height to aspire to. But it is all the inchesÂ that I ever managed.Â Yesterday, againstÂ the wall in our kitchen – and then for confirmation, Tom and I went back to back…
It is now official, Tom is taller than me.
This means that his IMDB is wrong – because he is now 5ft 7 (with hopefully a new more inches toÂ go) – either that, or I am shrinking already and this is not something I prepared to countenance.
And the final landmark.
Last week, Tom and I played golf. On the 18th hole, Tom beat me. I only managed to clingÂ on for so long because he can’tÂ putt. So whatÂ prompts the title of this post – am I aÂ hero dad or a fool?
Well,Â forÂ his birthday,Â I bought him a swankyÂ new putter.
You can decide for yourselves which I am.