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!"