Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sign of the times

As we were walking through a supermarket car park, Rocket declared he needed to go to the toilet. The next thing I knew, he was pulling down his pants and taking aim at a vacant car spot.

'What are you doing?!' I screeched.

 'It's the disabled toilet,' he explained, pointing down to the wheelchair symbol painted on the ground below.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Not egg-zactly...

It was breakfast time, so I told Petal, "I might poach myself an egg."

Petal took a deep breath before calmly asking me, "Mum, why would you want to poke yourself in the neck?"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Laura the explorer

Petal was very excited about visiting my work. Mostly, she loves hanging out with one of the cool, Gen-Y girl in the office.

"I can't wait to see Laura!," Petal squealed.

Rocket looked sad. I asked him what was wrong.

"I wanted to see boots," he grumbled.

"What do you mean?" I was confused.

He explained, "Well, if she gets to see Dora, I want to see Boots the monkey."

Thursday, September 8, 2011


In a loving moment, Petal turned to me and said, 'Mum, you make my life spectacular'.

She loves the word 'spectacular' because it is also the title of one of her favourite Nickelodeon movies.

Rocket overheard her saying this to me, so in turn he told me:

'Mum, you make my life Spider-man'.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Loads and loads

I asked Petal to run out to the laundry to check if the washing was done.

She came back and proudly told me, "The washing machine was off."

"Great," I said. "I'll be able to hang it out now."

Then she added, "So I put it back on for you."

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Manners, much?

A car stopped to let Rocket, Petal and me cross the road. We all waved to say thanks, unfortunately Rocket followed it up with:

'Thank you... IDIOT!'

I was appalled. Petal was appalled. She turned to her younger brother and told him:

'That was a rude thing to say to that very fat man!'

I pray that his windows were wound up.

I didn't dare raise my beetroot face to look.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Whale of a time

Rocket asked me: "Are there sharks in Sydney Harbour?"

I told him there are.

Then he asked: "Are there whales?"

Before I had a chance to answer, Petal butted in:

"Of course there are. Why do you think Sydney is in New South Whales?"