6 September 2009

Definitely A Celt

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So boy*jelly has survived his first four days back at school in a new class with a new teacher, made a new friend and even has a new PE bag made by his loving mother.
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I noticed that the teacher had helpfully put a sign in the classroom window telling us parents what they would be learning about over the next two terms.
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"Romans In Britain"
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Realising that if I asked too many questions about what he'd been studying at school would illicit the universal answer of "Can't remember", I waited a few hours and then had the following conversation:
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Me : "You been learning about the Romans at school?"
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boy*jelly : "Of course" (like, derr mother, what else would we be learning about?)
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Me : "So what have you learnt so far?"
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boy*jelly : "That they killed a lot of Celts"
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Me : "Riiiiiigghhhhht...." (not the answer I was expecting)
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boy*jelly : "Yeah - you see, you've got your Romans, your Celts and your Normals"
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Me : "okaaaaayyyyy"
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I'm guessing boy*jelly is a descendent of the Celts, because he can't speak Italian, and he's definitely not from the Normals ....
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11 comments:

Itch2stitch.com said...

So funny! I used to get similar replies from my children. I always used to make their PE bags too! happy days! lovely post.
Suzie xxx

Jill said...

Taught The Romans topic too many times to remember(always was a bit wary of using 'The Romans in Britain' title as it was a rather controversial play which caused a bit of an uproar at the National Theatre in the eighties-still not many people remember that now). But it is great to hear how the topic is going down from the other side of the fence!!

dottycookie said...

Oh My - you've just reminded me I need to make a PE bag before tomorrow morning. Best get off the computer then ...

Ruth said...

haha! oh the days of being dragged to look at roman ruins near school. these times will stay with him forever, but will be even better if perhaps one of his classmates could fall into a lake near said ruins and have to change behind a tree. happy days!

Ruth said...

oh, and cute new flowers!

Menopausal musing said...

Roaring with laughter here Emma! I have started a replacement blog and would welcome (as always) your visits. x

silverpebble said...

Normals. Love it. I believe I had an uncle Normal.

Raggy said...

Oh! such a typical reaction. I used to love teaching 'The Romans' and the children loved it. In fact my husband has just written a children's book on the Celts and Romans. You can by it on-line at Amazon. It is called Celts V Romans by Conor. I'm sure he would love it.

Tine said...

LOL!!!! It's so great to visit you, you always make me laugh!

busy lizzie said...

Adorable. Oooh ps. I have now "wrapped" your giveaway. Just got to get down to the Post Office and get it off to you. You might see it by Christmas. Easter at the latest. I promise!! :0)

Yvonne said...

Brilliant!!! Brings back lots of memories... my son called a hippopotamus a hittaponatus!!!!! Have never let him forget it.
xx