It is not unknown for The Father of This Lot to enter a room, survey the systematic anihilation of it by his brood and declare:
'It's like living with animals'
He has several variations on this theme, including:
'If pigs lived here, they'd move out'
'If you had a dog living in these conditions, you'd have it put down'
and that old tea-time favourite:
'I'll bet the chimps at Chester Zoo don't make this much mess at feeding time'
So in his honour, and because it is Chinese New Year, I have researched what type of animal our birthdates relate to in the Chinese calendar.
We consist of a Ram, a Dragon, a Rabbit, a Rooster, a Boar and 2 Oxen. Not a pig, dog or chimp in sight.
Then, in for a penny, I thought I might as well see if our character traits matched up.
The Football Fanatic: Intelligent, enthusiastic, brave
The Singer: Bit of a loner, can be very outspoken
The Fixer: Tolerant and determined
The Peacemaker: Kind, gentle, even-tempered
The Noise: Friendly and sentimental
Me: Dependable, trustworthy and patient
And the Father of This Lot?
First to complain about something, pessimistic
How amazingly accurate.
Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Find out the animal in you here!