Family Heirlooms

Gus has been reaching for things on desks and shelves lately. Things he’s not allowed to touch. Which has highlighted some big differences between the way Charles was raised in Australia vs how I was brought up here. In this case, for example, The Youngs used to say, “If you touch that, I’ll rip your arm off and beat you to death with the soggy end.” Where my family would say, “If you touch that, you’ll pull back a bloody stump.”

It will be up to Gus to bridge the cultural divide.

3 thoughts on “Family Heirlooms

  1. Sounds like the stand up comedienne is re-emerging. I love it. As Jake’s dad used to point out, it is in fact small children that create the existence of family heirlooms. 🙂

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