Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ooh, that's all right then...

The previous post from Kim about AB leaving their kids alone with the barbeque running has inspired a curiously defensive response from the Professor and an email exchange between us that may make readers feel he has been poorly portrayed in my note to AB at the end of Kim's post. Or not. The emails follow. Me to Prof (and my dad) Subject: Just thought you should know that compared to AB's effort last night, you both stack up pretty good in the Dad stakes. Read on... Prof writes back Subject: Re: Just thought you should know A trip to the 'shops' sounds like I jumped in the car and drove to the supermarket 20Km away. Is this called 'journalistic colour'? I write Subject:Re: Re: Just thought you should know Depends - maybe you have a fair point. Five minutes down the road seems to me to be enough time for all three kids to drown in a bucket, bleed to death on broken glass, choke on biscuits, swallow rat poison, walk out under a car, strangle on the venetian blinds cord or fall from the top garden bed headfirst into the brick paving - but 20 minutes by car would probably have guaranteed it. Prof writes Subject: Re: Re: Re: Just thought you should know Impossible as I had gaffer-taped them to the lounge. mtc Bec


Anonymous alethea said...

So how did you find out, Bec?

Please don't tell me he told you (scary option) or he was still out when you arrived home (even scarier option!) Unless of course the kids told in which case the professor wasn't scary enough when he told them not to dob!

10/05/2005 03:15:00 pm  
Anonymous alethea said...

ps. just be thankful it wasn't a staple gun.

10/05/2005 03:16:00 pm  
Blogger Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

How did I find out?
I rang home from work to speak to Daddy and Katy answered the phone and he was SO BUSTED!!!

10/05/2005 03:18:00 pm  
Blogger Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

And I stayed on the line until he came home...

10/05/2005 03:19:00 pm  
Anonymous alethea said...

oh man, that is SO bad. i bet a certain pair of ears were ringing after that phone call. don't you love honesty in kids. professor, next time train them properly -"daddy's in the bathroom".

10/05/2005 03:27:00 pm  

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