Once a proud nation of bastards doing their own bloody thing, the unstoppable tide of government interference is killing any hope that’s left that the Aussie Bloke will still exist two generations from now.
Today we learn that they will no longer allow kids to blow out candles on birthday cakes.
The Herald Sun reports
The new guidelines state that kids who want to blow out a candle on their birthday should bring their very own cupcake – to avoid blowing germs all over a shared cake.
“Children love to blow out their candles while their friends are singing ‘Happy birthday’,” the document says.
“To prevent the spread of germs when the child blows out the candles, parents should either provide a separate cupcake, with a candle if they wish, for the birthday child and (either) enough cupcakes for all the other children … (or) a large cake that can be cut and shared.”
A lone voice of sanity rings out from the Australian Medical Association
But the Australian Medical Association warned the clean-freak regulations place “kids in a bubble”.
“If somebody sneezes on a cake, I probably don’t want to eat it either – but if you’re blowing out candles, how many organisms are transferred to a communal cake, for goodness’ sake?” AMA president Steve Hambleton told News Ltd.
He also criticised the rule requiring children to wash their hands before and after playing in a sandpit.
“Just wash your hands before you eat,” he said.
“It’s normal and healthy to be exposed to a certain amount of environmental antigens that build up our immune systems.
“If you live in a plastic bubble you’re going to get infections (later in life) that you can’t handle.”
via: The Herald Sun