Mine Shafted

Gympie Times Photo.

I expect the CIA, FBI, MI5 or some other secret organization will be breaking down my door this week seeking to confiscate all my research papers, because I’ve inadvertently discovered a way to wipe kids minds, just like that flashy pen in Men In Black.

“Recognize anyone on this page?” Tracey asked Master8 as she held open the Gympie Times newspaper to pages 10 and 11.

Ten seconds dragged by while he no doubt eagerly scanned for his own face. One of the things I love about living in a small town is how often our kids end up in the local rag – something they’d rarely achieve in the big smoke, except maybe if they Facebooked a party at our place and it got out of control.

But it wasn’t his mug he should have been looking for this time.

Finally, he gave up on trying to find himself and started looking at the pictures more closely.

“Hey! It’s you, Mum!” said Master8, pointing at the hot looking brunette grinning out of one of the photos. “Where was that taken?”

“Out at Gunabul. On the weekend,” said Tracey. My wife had set up a table at the local Fuss & Flair Wedding Expo to showcase her photography.

Master8 seemed unconvinced. “When on the weekend?”

“On Sunday.” The Expo was from 2 to 5 in the afternoon, but of course Tracey was gone from 12 to 6, what with setting up and packing things up. Plus she spent over an hour in the morning shopping for last minute props.


“The Sunday just gone? You sure?”

Tracey assured him she was.

“Huh,” shrugged Master8 and walked off. “I did not know that.”

No, you wouldn’t, Master8, because you and your siblings had your head stuck in Minecraft. It was a shite hot day so we all hunkered down in the one room in the house with aircon.

The unfortunate thing for the intelligence agencies is I have very little recognition of the events of the day myself because I had my head stuck in my laptop most the day watching Would I Lie To You? episodes.

Of course, none of us would have been allowed to waste the day like this if Tracey had been home, so maybe that’s the key. I wonder if they’ll take her away for questioning? It wouldn’t be a bad thing, really. I could start on episodes of Mock The Week.

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Bruce hangs out at his Big Family Little Income Facebook Page.

“Raising a family on little more than laughs.”


  • Haha. I remember meeting AFL player Nic Naitanui – my nephew’s favourite (despite his dad brainwashing him into supporting a different team). I had a photo with him and on my nephew’s 4th birthday I slipped that photo into his birthday card as a nice surprise (hoping to get a little bit of glory as a cool aunty). He saw it straight away and yelled out, “NIC NAITANUI” in his garbled kid pronunciation. When he was asked who that was next to Nic, he shrugged and said, “I don’t know.”
    So much for that!

    • Well if it makes you feel any better, I don’t follow football so there would be a MUCH better chance I’d have recognized you in the photo 😀

  • I love this built in facility in minecraft, I’d just prefer if it came in mute and the boys didn’t spend half the day arguing and crying over who had access to which world and whose things were destroyed by whom. Gotta love earplugs… mine.

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