Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Clever Mum Really Takes the Cake; Here's a Thought

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Clever Mum Really Takes the Cake; Here's a Thought

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Byline: Words: Fay Owens

THIS is about the best thing I've ever read as an explanation.

Sometimes we wonder, C[pounds sterling]What did I do to deserve this?C[yen] or C[pounds sterling]Why did God have to do this to me?C[yen] Here is a wonderful explanation!

A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong: she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.

The mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says yes. C[pounds sterling]Here, have some cooking oil,C[yen] her mother offers. C[pounds sterling]Yuck,C[yen] says her daughter. C[pounds sterling]How about a couple of raw eggs?C[yen] C[pounds sterling]Gross, Mum!C[yen] C[pounds sterling]Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda? …

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