A Perth dad is fuming after his young daughter gifted him a “disgusting” Father’s Day gift she crafted at her primary school.
Trent Howard was horrified when his six-year-old handed him a paper activity dice featuring multiple ideas for dads when they’re having a bad day.
“Frog for the times when you need to jump to it,” one side reads, while the others suggest Trent eat a Sherbie for when he’s lost all his “fizz” and a banana “for the days when you have ‘gone round the bend’”.
However, he said it was the last option that left his “disgusted”. “Bullet — take when all else fails,” it says.
School gift 'promotes suicide'
“If you’ve had enough, shoot yourself, what else does it say? I have a weird sense of humour, that’s not part of any sense of humour to anybody,” he said.
Trent and his wife, who “have suicide in [their] families”, promptly complained to the school, which has since apologised to all parents and promised to never recreate the activity.
“They wanted to be funny, that was my interpretation of what the teacher had said to me. It wasn’t funny,” Trent’s wife Renea told the publication.
The disappointed dad said the incident highlights the need for change regarding society’s flippant attitude toward suicide. “It’s not cool, it needs to stop,” he said.
The Department of Education told 9News the Father’s Day gift “showed a serious lack in judgement”.
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