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As I drove back from London today along the notorious M6 motorway I couldn’t help but notice the number of mini-vans proudly displaying a ‘Baby on board’ sticker in the rear window. I led me to wonder if the parents felt that the sticker served any real safety purpose, or whether it’s just something one feel the need to do out of nothing more than simple parental pride? Maybe some of you parental units out there can shed some light on the mindset that makes a person stick such an uncool and seemingly pointless sticker in the rear window of their mini-van that needed no help being uncool in the first place.

Perhaps I’m looking at this all from the wrong angle. After all, I’m not a proud parent, in fact I’m not a parent of any description. I don’t even have a pet to look after and there’s a good reason for that. In years gone by I’ve boiled and frozen fish in an aquarium, run over two cats, got in something resembling a bar brawl with a dog named ‘Prince’… [Click here to continue reading this article at ‘Meanwhile’