Recent questions from my 11 year old.
‘Mum, did you know Jewish people don’t have Christmas, they have ‘Handidcap’?’
‘Do penguins have feathers?’
‘What is flotsam and jettison? Is it like bowing and scraping? The bowing I get but what’s with the scraping?’
‘Why do dogs in the country not wear collars? Is it that farmers think collars are like jewellery and they don’t want their dogs to look gay?’
Yesterday he asked, ‘Mum, how do you tell if someone’s a bogan?’
I grew up in a big poor family. We lived in a housing commission house in a suburb that was the butt of jokes (our suburb LOVED being the punchline, it made us feel famous)
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