All a y’awl! Lookid me crawl!

Stop press: The following giant baby has been spotted terrorising the lower-lying levels of a suburban house in north Dublin.


The giant baby is armed and somewhat toothed but not quite legged yet. At-risk items include stools, coffee tables, clothes horses, bigger brothers’ casually discarded toys, artwork and shoes etc, telephone wiring and dog tails.

Do not approach giant baby!

Deceptive smile will lead to vicious dribbling. Reports of gleeful hair pulling cannot be confirmed but make no mistake, this rapid moving critter is leaving a wake of destruction in his, er, wake. You have been warned.

Coming next: Giant Baby Lab Attack!!


26 comments on “All a y’awl! Lookid me crawl!

  1. I’ve packed away the good china!!!

  2. hammie says:

    Oh jebus, he’s off!

  3. hammie says:

    Hey why does x-box get an icon pic and I am just a big fat green square?

  4. Cal says:

    My Jacob is back! Ok “Our Jacob.” Ok fine, your Jacob. Whatever…I just had this little niggling feeling in the back of my brain that I should check in with the blog today (no, I don’t have Google reader. I live in prehistoric times) and I was justly awarded for following my instincts. Precious precious precious! Give ‘im a squeeze for me, pahleese!

  5. NAN P. says:

    Giant or not, armed and toothed or not, this “little critter” is oh so cute. A deceptive smile? I am deceived, very deceived… he looks so huggable!

  6. NAN P. says:

    Hey, I agree with Hammie, I got a fat red square. Where is my photo all in pink??? That’s blogs for ya, it has its teacher’s pets!

  7. Elbog says:

    Oh, the horror!! You can see the evil in its’ eyes, the knowing grin of total domination. Truly a cataclysm of Biblical proportions is upon us. Grateful that there’s an ocean and a continent’s warning for me. . .
    Hope you’re still running, Dad, cause you’ll be running, soon.
    What a lovely boy!

  8. Mel says:

    Yahoo! Lookout small pieces of lego and loose toilet rolls! Household pets will have no place of safety!

    Well done Jacob, you’re a star! Hope they let you have chocolate for Easter. If not, take a leaf from Luke’s book and make a deal with the siblings. They’re much more lenient on the whole food thing 😉

  9. Emma Mc Ivor says:

    i could eat that boy .!

  10. Monica says:

    Even with a warning, I’d have to approach!!! He is too cute!!

  11. Sharon says:

    What a class photo! He’s a darling. I hope he’s running rings round you all.

  12. Help!! Oh, to be smothered with hugs, drools and kisses!! haha!

  13. Adorable picture! Love the red hair- very Irish!

  14. Christine says:

    Oh Nick, he is just too cute. In addition to tearing apart your place, he must just light it up with that smile.

  15. Anna says:

    Aww. Thanks for the warning but I don’t think I could resist him if he crawled up to me!

  16. Jo says:

    You gots to upload your avatars, people.

    That is one cute, grinning, behooded, red haired baby!

    Congrats, Jacob!

  17. Nick McGivney says:

    Hello everyone. The city has been secured again as Giant Baby was captured by his parents with minimal damage. A few sequoia were taken out but otherwise no injuries.

    Sorry about all the profile pics, by the way. Don’t know what’s up there.

  18. Eileen Owens (from Kingscourt!) says:

    Dear Nick, I’ve been trawling through a year of blogging after falling over a link by India Knight in the Times. Am reasonably sure it’s the “real” Nick mcGivney from Cavan, especially after falling over a reference to Patrick Kavanagh earlier on!?
    Fair play on a wonderful blog- and congrats on your family and the little redheaded fellow- enjoyable, heartwarming and wrenching all at once- and that’s just the places I’ve dipped in so far!
    Myself, i’ve been living in Denmark this last 12 years, struggling to keep my English floating. Married to Sven, the Great Dane + busy parents to 2 girls aged 8 + 5. Hope this lands the right place, and keep writing, fantastic insight into an unfamiliar world- and it doesn’t hurt with a bit of humour and a Bono-ish rant now + again!! Keep up the good work. xx

  19. Eileen Owens (from Kingscourt!) says:


  20. That is one adorable kid.

  21. Howdy Nick,

    Well, where have ya disappeared to? Although if yer busy working…Tá sé seo go maith! ;D

  22. Nick McGivney says:

    Eileen Owens, I’ll talk to you in a bit!

    IHF- Lovely, lovely lovely to see you over this way. Welcome, and thank you. We concur.

    Ok, ok, HGF. Heard and understood! New post up alerady!

  23. twas ever so soft a kick :)x

  24. Princess Creampuff says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog as a link on,hope you don’t mind.
    Pic is very cute.
    I have 5 children,2 of which have disabilities,one is quadraplegic with brain damage and one autistic. I do my wordpress blog as a kind of journal too.
    Anyway just wanted to say i think your blogs great and your little boy looks lovely,take care,Jo.

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