The Brinktionary

I’ve always enjoyed humour based on satire and wit. While at school I bought Colin Bowles The Wit’s Dictionary, and over time I added other meanings that I found from other books. Below are some of my own warped meanings drafted with tongue-in-cheek, and what my kids came up with.

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Australian holidays – August 2017

Two weeks back at work, and I’m in danger of forgetting my two weeks holiday in Australia. I arrived in Launceston for a change, as Elle and boys were visiting an ill family member. The next day was already arranged for the boys and I to go zipline-ing at Treetops in Hollybank forest.  It was a […]

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Sun down

We ate at our table out the back last night, as the evening was so lovely. Lewis looked up at the sky and announced to us all that it’s getting dark. I asked him why. He went quiet for maybe 2-3 seconds so I honestly thought he didn’t know, but then he responded quite matter […]

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Fooling no one

A little while ago I realised I’m no longer able to fool my kids. It wasn’t too long ago that I used to scare Myles when he woke up by saying he missed our trip to Disney World.  Now when he wakes up and I try something more realistic like he’s missed the bus, he […]

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Queensland floods

Myles was very interested in news of the devastating floods back home in Queensland, and particularly Brisbane – our former city. He was extremely concerned about the whole emergency.  From the various stories we shared with him about it, he particularly liked the story of the tug boat driver who saved the Gateway Bridge from […]

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Wrestling diss

This morning my boys and I had a wrestle, like we often do. The two of them are really starting to work well together. I can see I’m clearly in danger in the years to come. Myles especially is starting to take our little contests to the next level. He’s almost starting to sound like a […]

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Audi

Myles and I saw our friend Alan in the lift of our apartment building. Myles has an interest in cars, so when Alan left I mentioned that he has a nice Audi. My little guy looked up at me a little strangely, and asked what did it look like so I responded it’s a nice […]

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Scary Stickers

Myles and I were looking at a book of his stickers this morning. It’s a collection of poorly copied Thomas the Tank Engine pictures, and a few buzz words. I got Myles to tell me what one of the words said, he was able to sound it out – “SPEED”. He pointed at one to […]

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Toilet training hiccup

We’ve started toilet training Lewis, from around 1 year and 3-4 months of age. He has been a real natural. From the first time I put him on the seat, he’s been pretty much able to Number 1 on demand. This afternoon he went without a nappy for a while. It’s interesting how he seems […]

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Believe the advertising

When I returned from work, Myles boasted that he had eaten a colossal donut at the coffee shop that day, and a little disturbingly he added that it had made him do a colossal poo.

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