Taste the difference
August 24, 2012

D: Taste that cheese – it’s not our cheese.
Me: It’s tasty – different’s good.
D: Why is it good?
Me: Because if nothing was different, all food would be the same, and countries would be the same, and people would be the same – how boring would that be?
D: Yeah – and houses would be the same, and  clothes would be the same, and hairstyles would be the same, and friends would be the same, and everyone would have the same name, and coloured pens would be the same.
Me: How boring would that be – to only have one colour for drawing pictures with?
D: Yes… I don’t want this cucumber. I don’t like it – it’s different.

A smashing party
August 9, 2012

D: What’s Greek Night?

Me: It’s like a party and there will be greek music and greek dancing.

D: Awesome! I LOVE parties! Can we go?

Me: If you can stay awake until late – it doesn’t  start until 9.30.

D: I can, I CAN! What’s greek dancing?

Me: You’ll have to wait and see, it’s a special kind of dancing. Sometimes they even smash plates!

D: Why do they smash plates? – It’s naughty to break things.

Me: I don’t know, it’s just one of the things they do in a different country to celebrate. YOU shouldn’t do it.

D: Why?

Me: Because they’re adults and they buy the plates, so they’re allowed to smash them.

D: Do they break the ones we use for breakfast and tea?

Me: No – they use special ones.

D: …I don’t want to see the greek dancing, I think I’ll go to bed.

%d bloggers like this: