The three kids and I walked in the school gate this morning and Lil-lil ran up to her best mate and her dad. Goose told them that they looked sad.
The dad replied: "Nah, not sad, just tired."
Goose replied: "My mum and dad are tired too."
He nodded and said: "Mums and dads are always tired. That's just how it is. Little people wake them up all night and then they make lots of noise and cry during the day. Mums and dads are constantly tired."
Goose said: "Yeah, we like to wake them up and get in their bed in the night!"
He said: "Mmmmm yeah and sometimes mums and dads get so tired they just want to sell their kids to the gypsies so then they can sleep, sleep, sleep."
Goose looked shocked and then laughed: "You're just tricking!"
"Yeah, I'm just tricking. We'd never sell you. We'd happily give you away for free."
It's good to see Skip and I aren't the only tired parents in Sydney today.
What about you? Are you a parent who's always tired?