If Donald Trump could apply the same impenetrable force to his borders, as Teen 1 and Teen 2 put up when I’m talking, the Mexicans wouldn’t have a chance. … More The Things I say (to a brick wall)
Babies, I’ll have you know, can blurt out an extraordinary amount of gas from their small pudgy behinds, and with the most disproportionate noise to weight ratio that one can only assume their is a farting horse in the room. … More DON’T hide the baby!!
You are going to help your child buy his first car? If you’re like me you want him to have a Hummer or maybe a Sherman Tank. He wants a Californian Moke, an Army surplus Jeep or maybe a 1969 Corvette Stingray. Our wishlists are polar opposites. I’m the WORST parent to take car-shopping.
It’s boiling in Sydney – 38 degrees Celsius. That’s a balmy 100.4 Fahrenheit for OtherWorlders. My deck plants look like they need Viagra. What can you do to stay cool in hot weather? … More ERck…It’s HOT!! – What to do when you start to fry – 15 great tips.
I enjoy a good TV emergency. It’s shocking, and I spend a lot of time rolling my eyes, but it’s also an education on how to, and how NOT to behave in an emergency situation. Though I’ll never be the one who has hiked off into the Snowy Mountains with children, only one Snickers in my pocket and one bar of battery in my phone, I wondered if I would ever get to demonstrate my superior behaviour when it comes to dialling Emergency 000. Well, I did. … More Ringing Emergency 000 – My first time.
Contrary to political correctness my ‘smacking hand’ gets very twitchy this time of year when I begin to hear the refrain….”I haven’t got anything to do…” Instead of using the electric cattle prod, (which was my first idea)….perhaps try these – … More The “I’m Bored” Backhander (or A Guide to School Holiday Woes 101)
120 hours of knuckle-whitening, hair greying, headache inducing exasperation. Teaching my teenager to drive. … More The Learner Driver Exasperation