You’ve had a weird suntan as a result of wearing zinc, slid on a black plastic home-made slip and slide (you may or may not have obtained rock related bruises on your butt or lost some skin as a result of sliding along the grass or hitting the fence at the end) and you’ve played spotlight with the neighbourhood kids.
Finish this sentence: “Aussie Kids are …..”. Did you sing it?
Weet-Bix recently ran a #RaisedOnWeetbix competition asking readers to share their Aussie Fun moments and memories. To say thank you to everyone for sharing their photos, Justice Crew and Samantha Jade have teamed up to show off what classic Aussie fun means to them with their exclusive new track, “Raised On A Summer Sun.”
The video features some of the entries and celebrates everything that embodies classic Aussie fun from water fights, to BBQ’s to relaxing outside. Take a look and see if you can relate, then take our test below to find your Aussie Kid score!
Are you an Aussie Kid?
You receive one point for each item that you can relate to… GO!
- At school you played handball, elastics or marbles
- When you sang Advance Australia Fair you had to make up the 3rd line, something like ‘with golden soil and well for toil’
- You owned a slip and slide or a home-made version made out of a tarp
- You were sometimes allowed to sit on a grown-up’s lap and steer the car
- You played spotlight with the neighbourhood kids
- When Kylie Minogue became a singer sometimes you’d call her Charlene and you knew her sister Danni from Young Talent Time
- You did something completely ridiculous on a skateboard (you lose a point if you’ve been towed behind a car using a rope)
- You played cricket on the beach or kanga cricket on a picnic
- You not only owned a pair on thongs, but you didn’t know why foreigners giggled when you told them you were wearing your thongs
- You had water fights in the backyard with whatever materials you had at hand
- You either shortened or lengthened your friend’s names, but rarely used their actual name
- You ate sausages and veges at least 3 nights a week for dinner
- You watched Neighbours or Home and Away and had a loyalty to one or the other and may or may not have discussed the merits of each with your friends
- You rolled down sand dunes or slid down on a some cardboard covered by a garbage bag
- You walked to school or rode your bike to school from a very young age
- When talking to foreigners you pretended that it wasn’t a big deal to see a Kangaroo or a Koala, and encouraged their fear of poisonous snakes and spiders
- You swore never to waste money on bottled water, then you did
- You’ve swung on a tyre or rope over a creek
- You’ve swung around on a hills hoist clothesline (you lose a point if you’ve tied a rope from the Hills Hoist to the second floor window of a house and used it as a flying fox)
- You found the steepest hill possible and skateboarded or roller skated down
- You ate Weet-Bix for breakfast and know the theme song
- You climbed trees may or may not have made ‘leaf bombs’ from those trees with tiny leaves
- You’ve built some kind of treehouse or fort, even if it was only out of tarp in a hole
- You’ve had a zinc suntan or a thong suntan
- When someone on the TV mentioned a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you thought they actually put ‘real’ jelly on the sandwich
- You’ve sang Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi
- You’ve played Totem Tennis in the backyard
- You wore trackie dax or bloomers under your school dress to cover our underwear and this made it ok to do handstands
- You’ve had an argument with someone about whether they are called trackie dax or bloomers
- You’ve had an argument with someone about swimwear and whether they are called bathers, togs or swimmers
- You’ve debated how to pronounce the word castle
- You know what it means to say “straight to the pool room”.
- You know the meaning of ‘It’s cactus’, ‘give it a burl’, ‘woop woop’ and ‘Deadset!
- You’ve watched Agro’s Cartoon Connection
- You played head down thumbs up at school
- You know what it means when someone says (in a strange English sounding accent) “a dingo stole my baby!”
- Kylie Mole accurately exposed to Australia how you spoke to your friends (it may or may not have been over exaggerated)
- You spent some time contemplating why they choose to use 000 for emergency services when it would have been quicker to ‘dial’ 111
- You learnt your North South East and West positioning as Never Eat Soggy Weet-Bix
- You remember the ad on TV with a lady saying “I’m a single mother with a dauta” and can accurately imitate her accent
- You remember when the ABC used to switch off for the night and what that colourful black and white circle colourful looking thingy
- You wanted a BMX after watching BMX bandits or you had a bike with spokey dokeys
- You had at least one class at school in a demountable building with no air conditioning
- You’ve been sent home from school because it was too hot
- World Expo 88, you can sing the catch line ‘toggeeettthhher we’ll show the woooorrrllld!’
- When you graduated from school you had your uniform signed by your mates
- You recorded tapes off the radio and would sit there for hours waiting for your favourite song to come on
- You rewound 100 times to figure out what the song lyrics were
- At some stage you slept with a wet towel on yourself with the fan on… and may or may not have woken up with a sore throat
- You’ve pronounced the name of our beautiful country as ‘Straya’ at some stage… not as a joke
How did you go? If you could relate to our list, checkout all the typical Aussie Fun moments submitted in the #RaisedOnWeetbix competition and let us know your score plus anything we missed off the list!
Personally, I love you Weet-Bix, you were a huge part of my childhood and my children will be able to say the same thing. Ok, I’m a little embarrassed about this, but my Dad asked me to say “Hi” from him, he’s your biggest fan. He’s had Weet-Bix for breakfast every day for the past 30 or so years… except on 2 occasions. Mum has promised that it won’t happen again.