Monday, September 15, 2008

Pre-school education, you can't beat it

Number One Son holding up a bowl full of steaming pasta "Dad, can you cool this down?"

"Just leave it mate," then I get clever "thermodynamics is on your side"

"I know..."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

They're not people

My first wife was extracting children from the car at school today when she said "Come on people, out of the car".

The response from the eldest boy was "Mum, children aren't people"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I was content in the knowledge that my sweet biscuit craving was to be immediately satisfied. I opened the fridge then searched around for the packet to find there were no Monte Carlo's in the fridge - simply the only place to keep them. OMG!

"Where are the Monte Carlo's?" I cry out. "Your children have eaten them" replies the echo.

Those meddling kids, always one step ahead of me.

In desperation - with my coffee going cold - I turn to the pantry - where the emergency supply is kept behind a glass sheet. There were no Monte Carlo's in the pantry. Even after I lifted some things up I could find none.

"Hey! There are no Monte Carlo's in the pantry", "That's right".

But there are venetians.