Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Efforts towards social and family engineering take many varied forms:

Alex: Shane, when are you gonna get married?
Shane: (thinks) Oh, I don’t know – not everyone gets married, y’ know.
Alex: No, but I think you should.
Shane: Ok. Thank you for that.
Alex: I think you should.
Shane: Yes, ok.
Alex: (pause) Well?
Shane: Well what?
Alex: When are you gonna get married?
Shane: I don’t know – why?
Alex: Cos I think when you do, mummy should wear a crown, and I will too.
Shane: Why? Are you gonna marry her?
Alex: No – you are.
Shane: Oh, right, yeah. But, if Emma and Alex are wearing crowns, what will I wear?
Alex: (thinks) Right, because, mummy will be the queen and I will be the king – so we have to wear crowns.
Shane: So I don’t get a crown?
Alex: (thinks) Yeah – you can have a crown too.
Shane: Good. But, if you’re the king and mummy’s the queen, what will I be?
Alex: (thinks) (laughs) You can be the princess!
Shane: (amused) Then I think you’d be talking about a civil partnership.
Alex: What?
Shane: Doesn’t matter.

And there, you have something a little more sophisticated than others’ efforts towards social and family engineering.


Huw said...

6-year-olds are underrated as wedding planners.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I once had a dog named Prince. Don't know for sure if he was into civil, social, or waggish partnerships.

PI said...

Oh it would be lovely. As long as you keeep it simple.

bittersweet me said...

what else would you wear, i wonder?

having my cake said...

LMAO. Out of the mouths of babes...