Friday, 24 May 2013

G'day Africa!

[I just found this knocking around in my draft posts, written shortly after Children in Need day at the boys' old school.]

Following a day where he'd gone into school wearing spots à la Pudsey Bear for a £1 charity donation*, Boy2 was uncharacteristically forthcoming about what he'd learned in class. I listened proudly as he told me they'd watched a film explaining why they were raising funds, showing children with no shoes walking miles to school, and how sometimes they would only have one meal a day. "They don't have houses like us Mummy, and maybe only one toy. And they have to drink dirty brown water that can make you not well". I was really pleased at how carefully he'd listened and taken in what they'd been taught, and told him so, adding that we were very lucky in our country, and shouldn't forget it. 

He walked from the room with the satisfied air of one who has imparted great wisdom:

"And that is all about Australia" he said.

So close...

Lakota x




* you can tell whoever thinks up this stuff has girls. When was the last time you saw boys' clothing with polka dots on? 

14 comments:

  1. Hehe, well at least he enjoyed the lesson!! Hope you're well and have a good weekend too xx

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  2. Sounds exactly like Australia! That's too funny. Love the thought of being considered part of the Third World. (Though that's a First World take so I should feel ashamed for laughing at others' misery).

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  3. Love it!Judging by some of the questions Sarah Misfit told me she'd been asked about Australia by foreign bloggers a lot of adults think the same. xxx

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  4. Love the punchline! Nice to hear from you!!x

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  5. Good story! They let the school council choose the theme at our Primary, that's a total nightmare some years! We drew large circles on an old tshirt for polka dots.

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  6. Haha, pretty funny. Hope you are doing well. x/Madison

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  7. Haha! I'm sure he's right through.

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  8. Ha! A similar thought from my youngest was about children not being able to have a bath. OR A TV!! Priorities x

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  9. Bless him! What a lovely story.

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  10. Oh bless him! But at least the message was poignant xxx

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  11. Easy mistake to make... xxxxx

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  12. One of the best things about having kids, laughing at them. Claud said today "mummy, when i grow up i'm going to be hot" . after a brief interogation we established that she meant after its winter its spring-freezing cold here today!
    Great to see you back, and looking so hot! Great profile pic x

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    1. Ha, I'm sure she's gonna be a heartbreaker nonetheless!

      Thanks - was a good hair day, shame I didn't have the makeup to match xx

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