I’m truly proud that my kids are so unassuming. We have normally lived inside our implies – which ended up meagre when I was a total-time blogger – and they feel to have acquired from that.

They really don’t consider much for granted and have in no way been notably materialistic. Extended may this carry on. There’s a odd flipside, however. They seem to feel some rather run-of-the-mill matters are ‘posh’.

I presume that they suggest ‘different’ but that doesn’t make for very good reading. So listed here are five common matters my young children assume are posh.

A Thameslink coach

We have been on our initial correct working day out in two many years and had to just take a preposterous quantity of trains to get there and back. One particular of them was a Thameslink featuring which had a bit wider aisles and a electronic exhibit that really labored.

All 3 youngsters were being genuinely amazed. Apparently, this was the epitome of posh. I can imagine of a lot of, many approaches to explain overcrowded general public transportation but that was a new just one on me.


My spouse loves baking and just lately obtained a new cookbook complete of delicious-on the lookout recipes. Youngest would fortunately dwell on sweet issues if she could, so was normally captivated to the cake section. Her studying is coming along brilliantly and she started off reeling off the substances in the hope that we experienced them all additionally the inkling to make it for her.

“Cornflour… ooh, posh!” she exclaimed. The simple fact that we didn’t essentially have any only served to increase its sought-after status as considerably as she was worried.

My outdated dartboard

I was delighted to discover my battered outdated dartboard in my parents’ garage not too long ago. It’s at the very least 30 a long time previous and appears to be like it much too. That didn’t discourage me from putting it up in my business office, of class.

To do so, I applied my swanky stud finder to make certain I was not going into any wires or pipes with my cordless drill. Did the youngsters believe these ‘toys’ had been posh? No. The ratty old Nodor Supabull, even so, was apparently the very last word in luxurious. Their approximation of posh is as fantastic as my intention!

Covid assessments with pre-stuffed extraction tubes

This a single reveals what a very low bar the previous two several years have founded for us all. Before absolutely free covid screening ended and with constraints presently pretty a lot non-existent, we routinely ordered check kits though we could. Most had been the fiddly types with the little sachets you have to squeeze into the extraction tubes.

But then we acquired 1 with pre-filled extraction tubes. They ended up thrilled that there was 1 significantly less move for us to entire on their behalf. This was in all probability the initial time anyone shoving something up their nose was referred to in this kind of reverential conditions.

A wood staircase

There are some staircases that are grand and, in fact, posh. For example, at a blogging function a couple of a long time ago, I ascended some crystal-encrusted measures on a moored cruise ship. It was pretty obscene definitely and I felt extremely significantly out of put.

Yesterday, the kids ended up on the lookout at some pictures of my parents’ household in France. To set matters in perspective, it was dilapidated when they bought it. But that did not end the youngsters from staying wowed by its characterful but creaky picket staircase. That word was bandied about again!

Do your little ones have any unusual techniques of describing issues?