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.

Storytelling Man
March 19, 2013

storytellingmanD: We had a new man come into our class today. He was the story man – he read us stories.

Me: Did he? Who was that then? Was it someone’s dad?

D: I can’t remember his name. I don’t know if it was someone’s dad.

Me: Was it good?

D: Yes!

Me: Did he just read stories to your class?

D: No, he read to the whole school.

Me: In the hall?

D: No, he went to all the classrooms.

Me: Wow, that must have taken him a long time. Did he read the same stories to all the classes?

D: I don’t know… Yes! He did, because he said in another class he asked what you should do with babies and a boy said, “Put them in the bin!” And he said, “That’s wrong isn’t it? You don’t put babies in the bin!”

Me: That’s true. What did you say?

D: I didn’t say anything, he didn’t choose me. It was really funny when he said “LOOK! There’s something wrong with my fingers: Open! [D closes fingers] Close! [D opens fingers] Open! [D closes fingers] Close! [D opens fingers] Open! [D closes fingers] Close! [D opens fingers] That’s funny isn’t it?

Me: Yes, they’re doing the opposite of what you’re saying.

Me: He talked to me at the end when we had snack time – I said “You’re funny!” and he said “Thank you. You’re funny too.” Then I said “Thank you. you’re funny!” Then he said “You’re funny!” And I said “You’re funny!” Then “You’re funny!” And “You’re funny!” And I left to go out for break time before he could say anything. Then he walked past me later in the playground and said “You’re funny!”

Me: Is he going to come in every week?

D: Not EVERY week, no. Just sometimes.

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