Works in the Herald 1922

"It is the children's era," said Mr J. Baragwanath at South Melbourne Court yesterday. "What authority there is appears to be vested in or usurped by the children, and the parents receive very little consideration."

"Give me a dad who knows his place
   And never gives me cheek,
And a mother mild who treats her child
   In a docile way, and meek.
Give me a house where a little lad
   Is recognised as head,
And home-life's not too beastly bad,"
   The little darling said.

"Give me the right to rule to roost And I'll stay in at night, And seldom go to the picture show Or patronise the fight. But I'll treat complaints with a lordly sniff If they humbly mention bed. Precocious parents bore me stiff," The sweet young cherub said.

The Mooch of Life
"C. J. Dennis"
Herald, 17 May 1922, p6

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