At the risk of this sporadic blog simply being a depository for mad things my kids say, I shall indeed again regale you with mad things my kids say. This time it is the little one who came up with a real corker. We were on the way to "Wall" in Staffordshire to see the Roman wall when the following conversation occurred.
Little One: Mum, what was I going to be called if I was a boy?
Me: Thomas or Oliver.
Little One: What was Big Girl going to be called if she was a boy?
Me: Oscar or Linus. Daddy didn't like Linus. Our family names are William and George.
Little One: What are family names?
Me: Family names are when the first baby boy born to a family has the same name as the father or grandfather. There are lots of Williams in my family and lots of Georges in dad's family. My grandpa was called William and Pap's real name was George.
Little One: So if I had two boys I could call them William and George.
Me: Yes, those are our family names.
Little One: What if I have more than two boys?
Me: Well, you could call them after dad and granddad. You could have William, George, Richard and Andrew.
Little One: What if I have more than four boys?
Me: You don't have to have family names you can choose any name you like.
Little One (after some thought): I'm going to call my boys, Sir Lancelot, King Charles II and The National Trust.
Stunned silence ensued.
Here's a bit of the Merry Monarch for the little one to enjoy - I hope you like it too.