Yes, they are funny aren’t they?
Newnes Home Management says: “When a child is really ill, it is not difficult to keep him in bed, but once recovery begins, the trouble starts for mother.”
Newnes Home Management recommends keeping children busy with such things as “raffia work”, “weaving” and “knitting”. Clearly, setting up a sweat-shop in the nursery is the best way to ensure you can pay the doctor’s bill – you might even make a little extra for trinkets and gin.
See? I told you they were amusing. Though this one’s a bit creepy too.
“OK dear, now try for a five card stud and I’ll raise you next month’s pocket money”
“This drawing really is terrible dear, you must be ill”
Those doctors – so unpredictable.