Friday, 9 May 2008

Daughters of The King?

'Did you know King Edward had a whipping boy?' asked The Noise, looking up from her homework.

'Yes, I did', I answered, as patiently as it is possible for someone who has been through this comprehension on Henry Vlll's son four times already with previous occupants of Year 4.

'What does r-e-i-g-n mean?'

'Reign. It means to rule.'

'You mean like rule the country?'

'Yes'

'Well how could he do that when he was only nine years old? I'm nine years old and I'm not a princess'.

'But your father's not a king'.

The rest of this lot, to a man, answered:

'He just thinks he is'.

Looks like they've got the measure of you, mate.



17 comments:

Daryl said...

Tell her there's a lot better things to be than a princess! When I think of them I'll let you know.

Thanks for the kind comment, Jackie.

:-Daryl

Daryl said...

Tell her there's a lot better things to be than a princess! When I think of them I'll let you know.

Thanks for the kind comment, Jackie.

:-Daryl

CrazyCath said...

Out of the mouths of babes....

Does he read this blog? Might not do him any harm. ;0)

You are presumably an expert on King Edward now eh?

Amrita said...

Ready for"Are you smarter than a 5th grader?"

I 've got an award for you on my blog.Happy Mother 's day

family affairs said...

Did you know you've had a mention in The Telegraph today? Weekend section, article on mother's who blog - you've been listed as recommended! Very exiting x

Journey of Truth said...

Happy Mother's Day!! God bless you!!

Philip Baddeley said...

Of all the blogs mentioned in the article by Tamsin Kelly on Mum's the Wired World, yours is the most interesting to look at. Can you write a poem for my business blog, Cambridge Cluster http://cambridgecluster.com/? YOu could do a guest post. Any other ideas to liven up geeks in a cluster?

Carolyn said...

That's one smart lot you've got!

Jennie said...

ooh that was a lot of catch up reading I had to do, but as always brilliant!!

Suburbia said...

I just found you here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/main.jhtml?xml=/education/2008/05/10/fabloggerslist.xml.
Congratulations !

Sass E-mum said...

Ha ha.I hope he doesn't read this blog. Sometimes it's better/safer to be blissfully ignorant. Surely.

Renae said...

That is priceless. :-)

:..Rebekah..: said...

How funny! Happy Mother's Day!!!

Maggie May said...

They've got him sussed!

david mcmahon said...

Verily, a princely post!

Hilary said...

Too cute, and sagely pointed out by David. :)

Kathryn said...

Haha! Now that is funny!

Over from David's. :)