As un-Australian as it seems, we tend to not take professional sport very seriously in this house. The actions of many of our elite athletes leaving much to be desired when it comes to role-model type behavior. Rather than idolise those people lucky enough to be born with the genetic advantage of athleticism, I prefer to encourage the children to notice the everyday heroes amongst us. The paramedics, nurses, teachers, firefighters, mums, dads, everyday people whose everyday work makes a real difference to others.
Having said that, there is always some excitement around State of Origin night. Jess headed off to school in her maroon scarf, mainly to antagonise her NSW-born teacher and Wallace planned the evening's menu. Sally refused to put her coat on, despite the chill of the morning, as it's coloured blue.
So I'm thinking these aptly coloured patty cakes will go over a treat for afternoon smoko.