Mim Rodda and her family have covered the path with jokes at Clermont's Hoods Lagoon.
Mim Rodda and her family have covered the path with jokes at Clermont's Hoods Lagoon.

Dad jokes break the ice amid coronavirus crisis

A CLERMONT family is bringing smiles to the small town one joke at a time.

Mim Rodda was not only trying to keep her four young children entertained, she was trying to brighten the lives of locals when she took her family to Hoods Lagoon with a bucket of chalk.

The family of six took to the pathway near Capella St, writing their very best “dad jokes”.

“A friend in Toowoomba saw the idea online. We had some chalk so we thought we would go out and write some jokes and decorate the pavement,” Mrs Rodda said.

She said it was great fun for all of them.

“We thought people would be walking along and in isolation they can have a laugh too,” Mrs Rodda said.

Mim Rodda and her family have covered the path with jokes.
Mim Rodda and her family have covered the path with jokes.

The family left some chalk by the path and took to the community Facebook page to encourage everyone to add their own jokes to the mix.

“We’ll keep adding our own to it over the next few weeks,” Mrs Rodda said.

The community loved the idea with the Facebook post receiving more than 60 reactions and one local woman sharing the joy it brought her when seeing it on her morning walk.

Jody Danson: Saw these this morning. Had a giggle. Thank you.

Chubb Anderson: Great idea, following up on the beautiful quotes written up the street.

Nina Hensley: Great idea – love it. Well done Mim and all contributors.

Mrs Rodda said her children were really excited when they saw someone walking past and reading their work.

“It’s really nice,” she said.

“It’s really lovely to hear it’s making people smile.

The Clermont mother said it was important to bring a bit of laughter in such a serious time.

“You’re just inundated with news and what’s happening with coronavirus,” she said.

“There’s plenty about what you can and can’t do, being confined to houses, so to actually have something for people to laugh at is wonderful.”