“What do you do with the kids all day?” I asked Tracey. “I suppose the Xbox and Wii are going all day?”
I say this like it’s the worst thing in the world she could be doing, when we both know it’s what I would do in her position. I might even let the kids play them occasionally when I got up for a pee break.
We’re well into the school holidays now and we’ve done the parks, bike riding, forcing our children to watch our favourite movies from when we were kids and we’ve played every board game and card game in the house. Maybe that’s why today things went a little silly.
“Today we made up a song together,” Tracey told me.
I was impressed. Tracey and I actually got together because we liked to write songs. My head was suddenly filled with images of Hanson, The Jackson 5 and The Bee Gees.
I think Tracey could see me getting excited.
“Don’t get too excited,” she told me. Then she called out to Master8 to come into the room. “Sing your dad our new song,” she told him.
He grinned, then broke into song.
Here’s a sneak peak of a couple of lines, sung to the chorus melody of Kate Perry’s Hot N Cold (listen for it wherever good music is played).
My daddy is dumb and he sucks his thumb,
He smells like a bum and farts like a drum.
“That’s awful,” I laughed. “I don’t suck my thumb though.”
“It had to rhyme with dumb,” Master8 told me.
I thought for a moment. “You could have said My daddy is fun and his wife is dumb,” I suggested.
“No. That wouldn’t work,” said Master8.
“Because mum wrote the words,” admitted Master8.
Okay, so The Bee Gees might be aiming too high, but I’m pretty sure we can take on The Patridge Family. They had ghost writers.
When not typing away over here and checking his stats every two minutes Bruce Devereaux hangs out at his ‘BIG FAMILY little income’ Facebook Page.
’raising a family on little more than laughs’