Master20 popped home for a flying visit last night. Always exciting when the big man drops in for hugs and this was no exception, with the grannies coming from all over town to say hi.

He’s moved house and got a new job and started uni for the year – so there was heaps to talk about.

Whole conversation was briefly railroaded by Miss4 though when she told us a little story from prep.

“A boy was laughing at me yesterday,” Miss4 announced at dinner. She didn’t look happy about it.

No parent likes to hear this. Your first thought is always to bay for blood. Telling the commando inside of me to stand down until I had all the facts I asked my young daughter why this boy was laughing at her.

“Well,’ she began, and stood up. This was to be an animated explanation. “They read my name out on parade on a piece of paper and then I stood up and called out my name to them,” she showed us how, even demonstrating exactly how she was standing and how loudly she called out. The details surrounding why her name was on a piece of paper and why she had to call her name back are still a bit hazy, “I went up the steps, like this, and THEN MY SKIRT FELL OFF,” she finished, indicating that it had fallen all the way to her ankles.

“In front of everyone?” I asked, torn between being horrified and laughing.

“Yes,” Miss4 assured me.

“And then what happened?”

“And then I went TA-DAA!”

As you do.

I think I’ll be letting the boy from school off the hook for laughing cause we’re still chuckling about it ourselves.

Having your pants fall to your ankles in front of a crowd isn’t without precedent in the Devereaux household. My father lost his pants in the church at our wedding. It’s clearly genetic. Belts are popular with this family.

Master20 headed back to Brisbane this morning on the train and we’re already missing the big fella and looking forward to his next visit.

Master20 towers over the girls.
IMG_7999Nearly as tall as his grandparents, even on his knees.

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’


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