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Monday, February 13, 2012

Who Wears The Pants Around Here

In the usual morning mayhem on a school day, Miss4 very nearly ended up becoming a school icon.

Being the beginning of the school year the kid's uniforms are still too big for them - a point which will become applicable shortly. I can never tell at a glance which shirt will fit which kid, for example, so I love that the size numbers currently match our kids ages - you know, size 6 shirt fits Master6, that sort of thing.

We lay the kids' uniforms and shoes out in the lounge room, firstly so we know everyone has a whole outfit, and secondly so they can get ready in the morning without pulling the entire contents of their wardrobes onto the floor.

Lately the kids have also been dishing out their own breakfast cereal and making their beds. Then they take their lunchbox and drink out of the fridge, put their school bags on the kitchen floor for me to trip over and we are ready to go. Well, nearly - Tracey still does their hair.

Something went wrong this morning though, and I didn't realize it until we were climbing into the car.

Miss4 was clambering into the car seats at the very back of the Pajero when I got an eyeful of undies.

"Molly," I said. "Lift your shirt."

And sure enough when she lifted her dress length shirt she wasn't wearing any skorts, once again proving beyond any possible need for DNA testing that she is my daughter.

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Bruce Devereaux is one of the nicest people he knows. When not at work he enjoys reading, writing, hiding from his children and not changing nappies.


His career, and if we used the term any more loosely an e might fall out, has included a gardener, a personal lender, a console operator, a stop/go man (not as big a bludge as you might think but great if you’re into sunburn, abuse and varicose veins), a cleaner of banks and pubs and, for a very brief period, a door to door salesman (until the last door he knocked on was answered by a very scary woman with tremendously hairy legs).


Bruce Devereaux currently works as a forty-five-year-old award winning customer service officer (glass statuette available upon request) for the Bank of Queensland and as a very casual employee for Corrective Services. He likes to believe he excels at both but then he has always been prone to exaggeration.


His favourite colour is green, with a picture of Dame Nellie Melba on one side and General Sir John Monash on the other. His favourite flower is self-raising.

 If you see him around town, call his wife immediately - he's probably snuck out and left her alone with all the kids.


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