Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Firm

Very young children answer questions with a firmness that will brook no further discussion. Take my small niece for example:


Uncle Kevin: "Why on earth is your baby rabbit called Rupert of Hentzau?"

Niece: "Because it is."

Full stop. End of story. Let's move on now.

10 comments:

Papercuts said...

Sir, I propose a weekly 'Dear Kevin' column, in which you answer life's deepest questions, submitted by your loyal readers. We have need of your wisdom.

Kevin Musgrove said...

My God, the world is in a sorry state then!

:: Wendy :: said...

whenever someone opens a question with the phrase 'why on earth' I normally just blow raspberries at them.

Ellis Nadler said...

Check out Stan Laurel in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_of_Hee_Haw

scarlet-blue said...

A simple life without having to explain . . . why do we grow up? I mean wouldn't it be more fun not to?!
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Wendy and Scarlet provide yet more evidence, as if 'twere needed, that I'm not in tune with the ladies.

Ellis, you're a star! I can't believe I've overlooked this one all these years. Another on my hunting list.

scarlet-blue said...

You're in tune Kev, we're just making you work harder.
Sx

having my cake said...

Your small niece is just in training for her teenage years. In a short term her 'Because it is' will be dripping with sarcasm and laced with a 'So what's it to you?' attitude. You have been warned... :)

having my cake said...

term? I meant time! Godammit, your senility is creeping...

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ms. Cake, I have already advised my brother to take all the hinges off the doors, on the precautionary principle.