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Becoming Mufasa from the Lion King

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When on a day out to a tourist location, do other Dad’s find they embrace the spirit of Mufasa from the Lion King?! I certainly did at the weekend whilst on a trip to London with the family.

Me, Mummy and our two year old son took a trip to the Sea Life London Aquarium with other members of the family at the weekend. Running the rat race in London during the week, you often forget that the city is a huge tourist attraction; so arriving at Westminster to a sea of people resembling a herd of antelope, the ’Mufasa’ within me raced to the surface.

I

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believe all Dads have the ’Mufasa’ within them. Believe me I am not built anything like Mufasa but my mindset quickly changed upon seeing the herd of people I was confronted with. I felt like I had a huge mane and was the King of the Jungle. Don’t get me wrong, I was not hunting or looking for trouble. I was merely being protective at all aspects of our journey until we reached the pride land (aka the sanctuary of Sea Life). There were times when I wanted to take my son in my mouth and run through the crowd to reach the pride land – similar to the
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scene in the film when Mufasa saves Simba – obviously without the part where Mufasa sadly passes (one of the most emotional scenes I witnessed as a child).

Then suddenly when walking through the herd, surveying the area ensuring no harm came to the family it dawned on me I was not just embracing Mufasa but Jason Bourne – looking for sudden, unexpected movements of people and possible escape routes. Not quite sure we would have made the jump to a boat sailing underneath Westminster Bridge.

Do all Dads’ embrace the ’Mufasa’ and ’Bourne’ in them

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when faced with the battle of getting through herds of people in London or a tourist attraction? On this day, I became BouFasa!

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*Looking forward to the day I use the line… ’A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, [name], the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.

 

**No tourist or person was mauled or hurt during this trip into London.

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- 18th Apr 19

When on a day out to a tourist location, do other Dad’s find they embrace the spirit of Mufasa from the Lion King?! I certainly did at the weekend whilst on a trip to London with the family.

Me, Mummy and our two year old son took a trip to the Sea Life London Aquarium with other members of the family at the weekend. Running the rat race in London during the week, you often forget that the city is a huge tourist attraction; so arriving at Westminster to a sea of people resembling a herd of antelope, the ‘Mufasa’ within me raced to the surface.

I believe all Dads have the ‘Mufasa’ within them. Believe me I am not built anything like Mufasa but my mindset quickly changed upon seeing the herd of people I was confronted with. I felt like I had a huge mane and was the King of the Jungle. Don’t get me wrong, I was not hunting or looking for trouble. I was merely being protective at all aspects of our journey until we reached the pride land (aka the sanctuary of Sea Life). There were times when I wanted to take my son in my mouth and run through the crowd to reach the pride land – similar to the scene in the film when Mufasa saves Simba – obviously without the part where Mufasa sadly passes (one of the most emotional scenes I witnessed as a child).

Then suddenly when walking through the herd, surveying the area ensuring no harm came to the family it dawned on me I was not just embracing Mufasa but Jason Bourne – looking for sudden, unexpected movements of people and possible escape routes. Not quite sure we would have made the jump to a boat sailing underneath Westminster Bridge.

Do all Dads’ embrace the ‘Mufasa’ and ‘Bourne’ in them when faced with the battle of getting through herds of people in London or a tourist attraction? On this day, I became BouFasa!

The Dad Space

(First ever blog post)

*Looking forward to the day I use the line… ‘A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, [name], the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.

 

**No tourist or person was mauled or hurt during this trip into London.

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