Followed closely by "Mum was right all along.......(head down, abashed look, shuffling feet etc).
Yep. Total and utter satisfaction.
("you may have the rest of the afternoon off, take fifty from the till and go home".....)
This morning as we looked at the early history of "The Great South Land", the question was asked, "why wasn't Australia discovered earlier?"
We narrowed it down to two main reasons:
- It sounded too scary.
- It was too far away.
Scarey stuff eh. I wouldn't want to go either.
Most of the explorers could not equip their ships with enough fresh supplies for such a long sea journey. Many of the crew died of scurvy, leaving the ships to wreck upon some uncharted reef, rocks etc.
I found all of this quite fascinating, and when Harri piped up with, "what's scurvy Mum", I got a bit excited and googled it straight away. (Quite often I'll google something first and then share it with the kids after I've checked it out - but alas, not today!)
Horrid pictures of diseased gums, skin and nails appeared on the screen and Harri uttered a small squeak of horror.
"How did they get like that Mum," he asked in a tiny voice.
Seizing the moment for the golden opprtunity it most definitely was, I very seriously said (with a slightly spooky edge) "they did not eat their fruit and vegetables Harri".
Funnily enough, Harri ate all his pineapple and banana today at morning tea. Wonder what could have got into him?................
(Heh heh - evil Mummy cackle)