Five ordinary things my kids think are posh – Family life

I’m truly happy that my youngsters are so unassuming. We’ve constantly lived within just our usually means – which have been meagre when I was a entire-time blogger – and they look to have discovered from that.

They do not acquire a lot for granted and have never ever been specifically materialistic. Extensive might this continue on. There’s a strange flipside, even so. They appear to consider some fairly run-of-the-mill matters are ‘posh’.

I assume that they signify ‘different’ but that does not make for superior looking through. So listed here are five regular items my children assume are posh.

A Thameslink practice

We were on our very first proper day out in two a long time and experienced to just take a preposterous number of trains to get there and back. A person of them was a Thameslink featuring which experienced a bit wider aisles and a digital show that in fact worked.

All three young children were genuinely impressed. Evidently, this was the epitome of posh. I can feel of numerous, lots of techniques to describe overcrowded public transport but that was a new a single on me.


My spouse enjoys baking and just lately acquired a new cookbook entire of delicious-seeking recipes. Youngest would happily reside on sweet points if she could, so was in a natural way attracted to the cake portion. Her looking through is coming together brilliantly and she begun reeling off the components in the hope that we had them all in addition the inkling to make it for her.

“Cornflour… ooh, posh!” she exclaimed. The truth that we did not essentially have any only served to increase its sought-after position as far as she was involved.

My previous dartboard

I was delighted to find my battered outdated dartboard in my parents’ garage not long ago. It is at the very least 30 many years outdated and appears like it way too. That did not discourage me from placing it up in my office environment, of system.

To do so, I employed my swanky stud finder to make confident I was not likely into any wires or pipes with my cordless drill. Did the young ones imagine these ‘toys’ were being posh? No. The ratty outdated Nodor Supabull, however, was evidently the very last term in luxurious. Their approximation of posh is as very good as my aim!

Covid exams with pre-filled extraction tubes

This one particular shows what a small bar the previous two years have proven for us all. Ahead of cost-free covid tests ended and with constraints now pretty a great deal non-existent, we regularly requested take a look at kits when we could. Most had been the fiddly ones with the very little sachets you have to squeeze into the extraction tubes.

But then we obtained a person with pre-loaded extraction tubes. They were being thrilled that there was 1 a lot less move for us to finish on their behalf. This was most likely the very first time any individual shoving something up their nose was referred to in these kinds of reverential phrases.

A wood staircase

There are some staircases that are grand and, in truth, posh. For example, at a running a blog function a number of yrs in the past, I ascended some crystal-encrusted steps on a moored cruise ship. It was rather obscene truly and I felt quite a lot out of location.

Yesterday, the youngsters ended up hunting at some photographs of my parents’ residence in France. To put matters in standpoint, it was dilapidated when they purchased it. But that did not cease the youngsters from currently being wowed by its characterful but creaky wooden staircase. That term was bandied about all over again!

Do your young ones have any strange strategies of describing factors?