My Wonderful, Awful Dad!


My dad is both wonderful and awful! but mostly wonderful. I will tell you the good and bad

Good Points:

  • Our dad lets us travel around Australia.
  • He dumps the toilet for us when it’s full.
  • He usually lets us swim in places when its safe.
  • He lets us read for ages in the night.
  • He lets us try to catch fish for pets.
  • He plays a lot with us.
  • He lets us play on the ipad.
  • He has given us our own ipod, kindle and camera.
  • He lets us take photos in the night if its something special.
  • He builds campfires.
  • He usually lets us have a fire if there’s enough wood around.

? He upsets susan.

Bad Points:

  • His farts stink.
  • When he and I play ball games, he doesn’t let me win.
  • He makes us get up early.
  • He tries to be strict about leaving places early.
  • He sometimes makes himself bacon and eggs, or omelettes for brekky, but we have to have porridge.
  • He prefers to cook dinner rather than letting me cook.
  • He argues with me.


Those are the good and bad facts about my Dad. He’s usually good. I hope you like it.

And if you want to see what my sister Susan has said about my mum, check out Life and Views.


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About Peter

Hello, my name is Peter, and I am eleven years old. I like to read, particularly fantasy and adventure. My favourite authors are Angie Sage, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, and J.K. Rowling.

I am traveling around Australia in a caravan with my Mum,Dad,baby brother and two sisters. My brother, Edmund, is two, and my sisters are named Lucy, who is six, and Susan, who is eight. My favourite places are Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Mt. Hothom, Andamooka, Gem Tree and Phillip Island. At Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyonn, we walked for ages. At Mt.hothom we skied for the whole season and tobboganned.

I like to read, listen to audiobooks on my ipod, ride my bike sing, memorise poems, take photos, maths, cooking, campfires, and swim. My favourite songs are by Louis Armstrong.

My sisters and I are homeschooled. Mum tells me sometimes that I have to read a particular book. Sometimes Mum tells me to read a book, and I usually say “No way! I hate that book!” but then once I read it I usually find I love it. It was like that with J.R.R.Tolkein, Angie Sage, Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. I knew that I’d like L.Frank Baum, though, because Mum had played some of the Wizard of Oz audiobooks in the car.


  1. And I take it you never fart, young man? Great post.
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  2. Farts usually do stink. That’s what makes them fun! Kind of mean of your dad to not give you bacon, though. I’m sure that would be considered child abuse in some places.
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  3. i would be annoyed at smelling bacon and having to eat porridge. that said, anyone that encourages reading at night is a super great dad.
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  4. Thanks Jeremy,
    If you didn’t stay up reading so late you wouldn’t think 7am was too early to get up. And if you stop talking back to your mother and I it wouldn’t be arguing.

  5. Hi Peter,

    funny blog you have there. I did one funny blog one time with jokes. I think your Dad is a really good Dad because my dad doesnt give us ipad or let us play with any.

    With the sound of your Dad smelly farts its sound funny :)


    Hi cameron,

    I to like a funny blog to

    Cheers peter
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  6. Your Dad hasn’t got the whoopie cushion I gave you has he? I laughed out loud when I read your blog. A fun Dad to have.
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    • No, we do not. Although, I once put it in between my underwear and pants, so every time I sat down it sounded like I was doing a fart.

  7. Hi Peter.
    Excellent blog, you remind me of your father when he was 10 years old.
    Cheeky, funny and pushing the boundaries all the time:)
    Just remember that you may one day have a 10 year old son who will probably read this and have the same opinions of you.
    Enjoy the trip

    Love from Opa


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