Month: November 2009

Star struck

No, no! Not me, silly! Would I ever be starstruck? Well, with the exception of Johnny Depp walking into my living room (oh, the very thought – best go and lie down a minute!)

Now – where was I? Ah yes. I just had to share a couple of almost simultaneous texts I got from my two eldest children that really made me giggle. I mean – is it a boy thing, a girl thing? An age thing? A maturity thing? Don’t get me wrong, both kids were REALLY excited. In fact, I shall leave it up to you to decide who sent which text …

Text No. 1: Ian McKellen is in school today!

Text No. 2: Gandalf is in school today!

And God made …

Church schooling might have a lot going for it, but don’t you just love it when it falls a bit short?  I caught a great conversation the other day between my Rebecca (8) and Sebastian (11). Rebecca, always curious, was contemplating the family tree. She’d just worked out that every mummy must have a mummy – so where did the very first mummy come from? A valid question, no doubt about it. Before I had time to answer, Sebastian popped his head up from behind his game cube and offered his wisdom.

‘Monkeys, Rebecca’, he said. ‘Before we were mums and dads, we were monkeys.’

I was actually quite impressed at his knowledge of evolution. Then he continued …

‘But not everybody believes we came from monkeys. Lots of people – and especially the people at your school – believe that God created the first man and woman and called them Romeo and Juliet!’

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