Several years back I had a co-worker who was from Australia. He told us that Australia was a really racist country, so I never really had any desire to go there. Then I met my blogmates Joders and Janers.
It’s Joders’ fault really. She keeps talking about her house and how sometimes she looks out her window and sees wild kangaroos in her yard. Now I don’t know about you, but the idea of kangaroos in the yard really blows me away. I mean, they’re kangaroos for God’s sake. Kangaroos live in zoos.
OK, I understand that seeing a kangaroo in Australia might not be such an odd thing. But still. I think I want to go there now. Joders and Janers are the most delightful people. And they eat some pretty interesting things too. Chocolate covered Turkish delight, who knew? And they call Rice Krispies “rice bubbles”, isn’t that cute? And I don’t have to tell you about Foster’s of course.
Today Joders turned me onto an Australian children’s TV show called Hi-5, although upon further investigation I learned that they have a version here on TLC. Anyway, I showed Janey the website and she loved it. She said they were “bootiful” and she made me play all of the songs. Every one. And there were like 50.
Unfortunately Australia is on the other side of the world, so it’s not like I can just get on Amtrak and pop over. Here’s what I think I’ll do. Since Janey now has a new favorite Australian TV show I think I’ll send her over to live with Auntie Joders for a few months. If she comes back in one piece then I’ll know it’s worth it for the whole family to go. (BTW Joders, I hope you have some very creative potty training tips because to be honest with you I’m at a loss right now. And you break her, you bought her.)