This is the very first time that the entire family, including my two children has ever celebrated Xmas together and to make it even more memorable it has been in NZ.
Early evening we sit down to dinner and at every persons place there were Xmas crackers. I haven’t seen or used Xmas crackers for years and for my children it is the first time that they have seen them. So everyone gets into pulling the crackers, hearing the ‘bang’ and of course looking to see what totally useless shit is included inside. As expected there was a paper party hat, a joke that you only ever find in crackers and a small plastic useless object. So everyone gets into reading the jokes which all begin with “What do you call xxxxx” and then some mildly funny, but usually stupid answer.
So someone reads out the following joke that they discovered in their cracker “What do you call a man with a spade on his head?”. My 11 year old (with a completely straight face) answers – “An arsehole”. Wonderful, as everyone nearly falls to the ground with laughter.
p.s. the answer was ‘Doug’.