Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | February 28, 2011

toilet talk for young quake victims

Psychologist Nigel Latta was on TVNZ’s Breakfast this morning – one of his pearls of wisdom was telling children (in Christchurch)  the aftershocks are the earth farting. I love it.

(Nigel fronts the Politically Incorrect Parenting Show.)

Basically you tell them there’s a build up of pressure and the earth had to fart to let it out (he also made a side mention of liquefaction in this direction, but please, let’s not go there!)

Make it a game in your house – instead of cowering with aftershocks, the kids run around yelling “stop farting! stop farting!”

Why not. Toilet talk (as in the use of pee, wee, poo, fart….anything that drives under 10s to giggle) drives me nuts under normal circumstances but not in this case.

The business/work world has stopped in Christchurch. It will remind us all, hopefully, that work is not the be-all and end-all. Family must come first. All the time – not just in the aftermath of a massive natural disaster.


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