Kids Logic Part 48 – Europe

They can talk sense, sometimes, these kids!

In the UK at the moment, the papers and news shows are repeatedly showing articles and items regarding Britain’s EU Referendum.

Just yesterday my colleagues and I were talking about it, saying that really we have no idea what is best. The with business acumen say we must stay for, the economy.  But the speak in such high faulted terms that Jo Bloggs on the street won’t listen, so that point falls on deaf ears.

Many people, fed up with the immigration mess the country appears to be in, say get out of Europe, close the borders!

But it’s hard to get a rounded picture for the average person. There are many implications with staying in the EU, but also many issues that will rise with leaving.

Who knows how the country will vote?

This morning, Lil Man, who is a worldly wise 10 year old suddenly gave me his opinion.

LM: We should stay in Europe!
Me: Why?
LM: Because it’s better for us all.
Me: How will it be better? I’m not saying you’re wrong, I’m genuinely interested in what you think.
LM: Well, if we stay in, we have more allies, and much better defences against terrorism.

There you go. A 10 year old nowadays can’t even have a simple innocent childhood, as he is already thinking about things like terrorism.

But I think he has a valid point.

What do you think?

Cray Cray! – Kids Logic Part 48

Well, you know, if you read my blog, that I am a Nursery teacher, and that I have a rather interesting set of children in my afternoon session. Special needs, English as an additional language, behaviour… all sorts goes on in the afternoon over here!

Well, Lil Princess came into my classroom one afternoon, as she was coming home with me, rather than being picked up by her grandparents. She had heard about the kids from me, but not actually met them.

She sat, watching in bewilderment, as kids launched themselves at each other, and just did whatever they pleased, rather than listen to the adults in the room.

This was her comment to Hubby Dearest that evening…

“Everyone listens to mum… Except her afternoon class! Oh My God, those kids are cray cray!”

From the mouths of babes, eh!

Gay Love – Kids Logic Part 47

Ok, so I know it is one of those things that certain people will think of…

In a same sex relationship, who is the ‘man’and who is the ‘woman’ for biological reasons, obviously!

No, my kids did not actually raise this topic on that particular issue…

Somehow, they were discussing adoption, and it moved to gay couples adopting.

For a little background info, in our Indian culture, more ore less every family member has a specific name that you call them, so you know exactly how they are related… and if you are interested, I posted about that here.

Rather than the confusion of who is nanny, or granny, or grandma, or nana, or whatever you may call your grandmother, we have names already so you know exactly which grandparent is who, so your father’s father is a Baba, or Dadaji, and father’s mother is Bibi, Bebe, Dadiji or Dadima.  Your mother’s father is Nanaji, and your mother’s mother is Nanima, or Naniji.

My kids shortened them a little more, and we have Baba, Dama, Nanu and Nani.

Anyway, rather than work out who is the male or female in the relationship, when it comes to same sex partnerships, Lil Princess was more concerned with how they would know which grandparents get called Baba and Dama, and which Nanu or Nani!

I guess in a roundabout way, it comes down to the same thing, but for now it is a much simpler question, and thinking!

Da Bass – Kids Logic Part 46

A little giggle from last year…

Lil Princess let one slip… She tooted…

Several times…

My father in law asked her where she stored all these farts.

LP : In ma bass, man!

Needless to say, my in laws were left clueless as to what she was going on about!

Thank you Meghan Trainor!

Revenge Prawn! – Kids Logic Part 45

Cute pic, cos kids are cute, right!

Cute pic, cos kids are cute, right!

You know sometimes there are things on the TV that you really want to watch, and if your TV partner doesn’t want to watch it, you have those great gadget called Sky Plus boxes where you can record and watch later?

Well I was tuned into the TV the other night and there was a programme on Revenge Porn. It piqued my interest, not because I was planning on getting any revenge, or because I was worried about it happening to me, but just because you hear so much about it that I wanted to see what this particular take on it would be about.

Anyway, Hubby Dearest wasn’t interested so the faithful ‘Record’ button was pressed, and this morning, when all the family were firmly ensconced in business of their own, I pressed play.

Then Lil Man came bouncing into my room, so I hastily pressed off, and tried to back track to normal TV.  It’s definitely not appropriate viewing for a 10 year old, and I don’t know what he knows about the word Porn… it could have come up in their Birds and Bees talk, I don’t know, but right now I didn’t want to find out.

Too late…

He’d see the title of the programme as I had pressed back.

It was coming…

That question….

What is Revenge Porn?

Except it didn’t come… well not quite like I expected it.

LM: Mummy, what was that programme about?

M: Nothing for you to see sweety, it’s a programme for grown ups.

LM: [confused] But mummy, why would you want to watch a programme about Revenge Prawn?

Me: {wipes forehead} it’s just a programme honey, don’t worry.

LM: But why did the prawn want revenge….?

And in that vein the conversation continued!

I’ll be more careful next week… the programme centres around Muslim Drag Queens!

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