Boys allowed
June 3, 2013

boysallowedSon: If you use Finish Quantum, the glasses will be MUCH sparklier. Over 100 girls have used Finish Quantum.

Mum: Have they – no men?

Son: No, because it’s FOR girls.

Mum: Why is it for girls?

Son: There’s this advert and it says, “This is for girls and over a thousand girls have tried Finish Quantum”.

Mum: Why do you think it might be just for girls?

Son: Because it said it was just for girls. The boys weren’t allowed to see.

Mum: Everybody needs to wash dishes – dishwasher tablets are for boys and girls.

Son: Well, maybe I got muddled up with something else that was just for girls.

Mum: They might have just shown girls on the advert, which made you think it was just for girls.

Son: Well the advert had squares with people’s faces on there and there was just girls’ faces, no boys’ faces.

Mum: They’re naughty then – they should have had some boys in there.

Son: Yeah, boys HAVE to have tried it by now!

Eyelashes fit for battle
April 20, 2013

eyelashesbattleSon: Do boys have eyelashes?

Mum: [Putting on mascara] Yes, why?

Son: I didn’t think boys had them [looks in a mirror].

Mum: They do – it’s just that women make theirs look bigger by putting make up on them.

Son: Oh – it’s just the first time I’ve noticed mine.

Mum: Everyone has eyelashes – they keep the flies and dust out of our eyes. They’re like a pair of curtains or a blind on a window.

Son: Or like a shield in a battle.

Mum: Yes – or that.

Abracadabra
April 3, 2013

abracadabraD: Mum, did you know that a long, long time ago, the Plough pub used to be a school?

Me: Did it? No I didn’t know that. Did you learn that at school?

D: Yes. It was a very long time ago: Before G-G was born; before Jimmy was born; and before even Meggie was born. There was only ONE pub in Stony Stratford and the Government – he decided that the school should be turned into a pub.

Me: Is the Government a man then?

D: I can’t remember – I THINK I heard Mrs VR say he was a man… Is he a man?

Me: The Government is a group of people – so men AND women.

D: Oh. Well the Government all lined up then, and they turned it into a pub.

Oh – to be a woman!
March 8, 2013

tobeawomanMe: Did you know that today is International Women’s Day?
D: What’s International Women’s Day?
Me: It’s when women – across the world – celebrate being women.
D: Do mens have one?
Me: No.
D: Oh – that’s not fair!
Me: Well, a long time ago, men got to do everything and women didn’t get to do anything at all – so now that we can, we celebrate it! Men don’t need to celebrate.
D: But that was a long time ago, before I was born, so I didn’t get to do everything!
Me: You can help celebrate today – because you’ve got a lovely mummy who’s a woman!
D: Mmmmm… You know the Plough pub in Stony Stratford? Well, when it was ages ago and men got to do everything – was that when the Plough was a school?
Me: It could have been, yes.

Woman – with her hair up
December 31, 2012

woman

The Woman – Nov 2012

D: It’s a woman. Look – that’s her hair.

Me: What makes women different from men?

D: Long hair.

Me: Some women have short hair though, don’t they?

D: Huh? I didn’t know that!

Me: Is that the only difference you can think of?

D: Yes… Also, not just that – but a girl’s name.

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