One of Hannah’s friends has been dispersing little nuggets of wisdom which I thought I would share with you.
But do bear in mind that these words of advice have been filtered by the brains and mouths of two six-year olds, so there’s double the room for error.
First, from the original information.
Second, from Hannah’s Chinese Whispers reporting style.
But here goes anyway.
tomatoes stop you getting cancer
An obvious ploy by the parents to get their child to eat them.
Hannah was having none of it.
Mind you, I say the same thing about broccoli.
bullies don’t have to be fat, they can be thin too
In my experience, the fatter the child the more likely s/he is to be on the other end of the bullying spectrum.
chocolate makes you fat
Also true, but I perfer to bang on about healthy eating rather than fat -v- thin, for fear of possible future teenaged body-shape traumas
she says when I’m older I’m going to be this fat
Hm, it seems to me that this friend is over-concerned about body-size.
I resolve to focus even more strongly on health and not shape.
she says my new glasses don’t suit me
Frantic denial and pooh-poohing ensues here, with enforced back-up from big brother Ben, who later demands a reward for his efforts.
metres are bigger than miles
I have some sympathy with this misconception, as how on earth are today’s children going to know how long a mile is when they’re taught only the metric system, and know nothing of yards, which are the building blocks of miles?
Mike and I do our best to confuse our two by talking to them in inches, yards and furlongs, while simultaneously going cross-eyed when they ask us to estimate distances in metres.
In case you’re young, I may need to tell you that 1760 yards = 1 mile.