Numbers don’t add up for dad

A TOOWOOMBA family had its own "home alone" incident.

As usual, last Saturday morning proved busy around the family home with kids heading off to sport and the like.

Because son number two had to be at Highfields to play footy at 8am, mum told dad that she would take the lad to footy and dad could follow later with their other three children.

Now, dad, who for the sake of anonymity we will simply refer to as a former NRL star who now owns and runs a tavern in Mill St, Toowoomba, doesn't list organisation - or arithmetic as it turns out - among his range of skills.

Rounding up the rest of the troops for the trek to Highfields, dad asked son number one where his youngest sister, 4, was.

"Oh, she went with mum," son replied and, with that, dad headed off with son number one and daughter number one in tow.

Upon arrival at Highfields footy ground, our man was welcomed by his wife with: "Where is (daughter number two)?"

"I thought she was with you," dad responded.

Before her husband had finished his sentence, mum was in the car and speeding off toward Toowoomba where, fortunately, she found daughter number two still sound asleep in bed, none the wiser to the trauma her absence had caused.

Topics:  parenting sport

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