samedi 14 février 2009

Look into my eyes

My 6 year-old nephew has had his name on the 'naughty board' at school for much of last week.

As a good uncle, I figured it was part of my role to ask him about it and see if I could point him towards the straight and narrow.

"So, what's going on? Why are you on the naughty board?" said I, the concerned uncle.

"It's not my fault" said Nephew. I wasn't surprised by this answer. It's my usual, knee-jerk response to my boss/mother/anyone about to tell me off.

"I know," said I. "But you have to try and behave. You know, school is for learning as well as for fun."

"Yeah, but Uncle...it really wasn't my fault"

"How come?"

"It was Cameron."

"So Cameron told you to draw pictures of your teacher's bottom when you should have been doing joined up writing practise?", said I. Really, that's what he'd been doing. Drawing pictures of Miss's naked, fat bottom.

"No, he didn't tell me to do it"

"Good. So what happened then?"

"Cameron hypnotised me". Said Nephew, stifling a grin. "I told the teacher that that was why I was drawing and not writing, but she didn't believe me. She said Cameron couldn't have hypnotised me and that I was just being naughty".

"And what did you say?"

"I said that she didn't understand the power of magic".

How am I meant to not laugh?

I love that boy so much.

15 commentaires:

A Lewis a dit…

I've, like your nephew, spent much of my life with my name on that board. And no one who knows me would disagree.

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

That's just too funny! Maybe you could tell him to channel that magic power himself in order to get off the naughty board?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Lewis, now why doesn't that surprise me? At all?

Marjolein, he needs more than magic, I fear....

12ontheinside a dit…

Hmm. Perhaps Cameron has powers that you just don't understand.
Sounds like a cute nephew!

aims a dit…

Is he perhaps going to the same school the Harry Potter does? (not that I know that much about HP I'm afraid......)

Louise a dit…

Of course you love him. And you are the PERFECT person to set him on the "straight and narrow" path. God help him!

conortje a dit…

That's what you are missing from your gorgeous Parisian home - A Naughty Board!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

12oti - too cute for his own good...

Aims, not the Harry Potter school - much to his disappointment!

Louise, narrow maybe...straight? perhaps another Uncle...

Conortje - yes, and you'd be the first person on it!

cb a dit…

... And the Hermione brewed up some polyjuice potion and...

Methinks the boy has been reading too much Hairy Twatter

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Me thinks you haven't been reading enough, CB. Thank goodness. I don't want you to be a convert to the dark side....

Sassy Sundry a dit…

Good for Nephew for speaking up for the power of magic!

knifepainter a dit…

Send him to me, he shows promise....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Sassy, I think he needs little encouragement in the 'magic made me do it' department....

KP, I will do no such thing. All those naked ladies would turn his head, poor boy!

Daryl a dit…

Perhaps he needs to know magic works much better outside of school....

travelling, but not in love a dit…

D, perhaps he needs a clout round the head and to be told to settle down...he he