Let the boy run around and he could heat up a whole house

Karel Doubleday, who used her mum's blue badge so she could park close to her workplace

NEWS COMMENT: Blue badge abusers are cheating the system

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Whilst I feel oodles of compassion for those whose travel plans have been affected by this horrendous weather, I think there should also be a certain amount of sympathy for us – the parents of young children.

Sweets, toys, excitement, additives in food and the inability to get outdoors have created the perfect storm.

I researched putting monkey bars in our kitchen/diner, but the wife declined, citing hygiene concerns.

For those who suffered a loss of electricity, it’s a real shame I couldn’t take my three-year-old son to their houses – he has more energy than an isotope of Uranium 235. Let him run around and he’ll radiate heat to warm a three-bed house for hours!