February 06, 2008

Why boys need male role models

Overheard on the Superflyte ferry home to Waiheke, Tuesday night.

Mother and three sons aged under 10 are sitting around a table.

Son 1 (to his siblings): "Do you know what makes farts really stinky?"

His siblings (noisily, together): "Jelly babies! Ice cream! Chippies!" (and an assortment of other favourite foods and snacks)

Son 1: "Do you know, Mum?"

Mother (sternly): "Can you have this conversation with your father instead, please"

I should have turned around and suggested: "Eat your Brussels sprouts, boys!"

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