So, its Charlie’s first day at school. Just dropped him off and I thought I’d come home and post something funny about it… And I have got nothing. It feels like I’ve been punched in the heart. He’ll be fine, but it feels like my best mate has headed off on an adventure to which I’m not invited. And now I’m sat at home like a shit musketeer. A Hardy without his Laurel, a Ball without his Cannon. ..He’s only been gone an hour.
Man vs Baby’s Matt Coyne is from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. In September 2015, Matt’s life was turned upside down by the arrival of his son Charlie. After three months of parenthood, he logged on to social media and wrote a viral post about his experience of having to live with ‘a furious, sleep-murdering, unstable and incontinent, breasts-obsessed midget lodger’.
Following this, Matt created Man vs Baby, which now has over 360,000 followers. And has written two Sunday Times bestselling books based on his parental triumphs and disasters, the first entitled: ‘Dummy’ and the second ‘Man vs Toddler’.
He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph and GQ Magazine.
Matt lives in Sheffield with his son Charlie, his partner Lyndsay and a Jack Russell terrier with ‘issues’ called Eddie.