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Dad shocked by 'disgusting' gift his six-year-old daughter made for Father's Day

Stewart Perrie

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Dad shocked by 'disgusting' gift his six-year-old daughter made for Father's Day

Warning: this article contains mentions of suicide.

A dad has been lost for words after seeing what his six-year-old daughter made for him for Father's Day.

It can sometimes be tricky knowing what to get dad for the annual event.

Whether it's a Best Dad Ever mug, some golf club covers, a framed photo of the family or a cute little artwork you made yourself, these presents really are hit or miss.

Credit: 9News
Credit: 9News

However, one dad in Australia says his kid left him disgusted by what she made for him at school.

It was a printed activity dice that has a bunch of messages on each side that's aimed at cheering up dads when they're feeling low.

One side had a picture of a frog that said 'for the times when you need to jump to it'.


Another has a banana that reads 'for the days when you have gone round the bend'.

They all seem pretty cute...until you get to one side of the dice.

It had a picture of a bullet and an inscription that said: "Take when all else fails."

It's a pretty hectic message to say to your dad and Trent Howard couldn't believe his eyes.



He told 9News: "To create this, and distribute this, disgusting. If you've had enough, shoot yourself', what else [could that be interpreted to] say.

"I have a weird sense of humour, [but] that's not part of any sense of humour to anybody."

9News says the school that organised the Father's Day activity has apologised for any offence taken.


Trent's wife added that the exercise was 'meant to be funny' however it seems to have missed the mark massively.

"They wanted to be funny, that was my interpretation of what the teacher had said to me," she explained to the news outlet.

"It wasn't funny. It's really not appropriate for kids to be given that kind of topic in a joking manner without any support around it."

The Department of Education said the gift wasn't clearly 'thought through' and 'showed a serious lack in judgement'.


Trent said: "We need change everywhere. In this society.

"We have suicide in our families. It's not cool. It needs to stop."

If you or someone you know is struggling please reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention.

Featured Image Credit: 9News

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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