My family doesn't do Mother's day or Father's day. But for some reason I was thinking about my parents this morning. I realize that this sounds extremely arrogant, but I can't believe what a good job my parents did of raising my brother and sister and I :). Us kids certainly aren't perfect of course, but we have all turned out to be reasonably happy, healthy, well-adjusted, independent adults.
See how many hallmarks of 80s New Zealand you can spot in the video:
Were you a kiwi kid? Do you remember this?
Rainbow was a kids TV program that ran during the 70s and 80s. It featured Geoffrey, Bungle, Zippy and George and a few random others. It certainly wasn't my favourite program, but I must've watched a fair bit of it over the years.
When I was in Standard 2 at primary school we had Bible Study classes for two hours every week. The first time, a few students went away to another room and the rest of us were ushered down to sit on the mat. A very smiley woman named Mrs Brown came and perched her ample backside on one of our tiny chairs and told us stories about Jesus. I don't remember any of the stories, but I do remember singing a song about how "Jesus is the apple of my eye, and that's why I'm bananas for the Lord".