Friday, 11 April 2008

Clean Bum?

This morning Missy Two was laying in bed with me, studying the intricacies of alternative Anglican blogging on the notepad ("Give me a child until she's five and I'll give you someone with a top ten Google ranking for life") while her mother showered. Coming back into the bedroom, swathed in towels, Mrs. Caliban was cheerfully greeted with the following:

"Clean face?" asked Miss Madam.
"All clean." replied her mother.

"Clean back?" came the next question.
"Back's clean."

"Clean bum?"

Now if anyone's looking for a salutation which guarantees strangers remember your moment of first meeting... if this doesn't beat "How y'going?" hands down I don't know what does.


Kate Morningstar said...

Alternative Anglican blogging in bed and the importance of double-checking one's personal hygiene -- at the age of five. There's not much more for her to learn in life except for parallel parking, is there?

You and Mrs. Caliban are very lucky folk. Blessings on the whole Caliban tribe!

Kate Morningstar said...

P.S. -- And thank you for the link on your blogroll. Dad's home from hospital now, and I'm trying to figure out HOW I'm going to preach on John 10: 1 - 10 on Sunday. Looks like it's going to be the 23rd Psalm ... AFter all that, I'll add a blogroll -- I've wanted to for weeks -- and you'll be on it.

Lapinbizarre said...

What comes of a permissive upbringing, if you ask me.

If it's show-stoppers you're after, try this one for size. In the mid 70's I lived in a 12 storey apartment building, whose inhabitants included just one child, a girl of six or seven with flaming red hair, a free-ranging creature, known to some inhabitants as "the Eloise of Senate Plaza". A University professor friend called me one evening in a state of shock. Seems the child planted herself directly in front of and under him in an elevator, glared upwards at him, and demanded to know "Do you have a penis?"

BooCat said...

What an absolute cutie Miss Madam is, not to mention smart and totally secure and at ease. You two should be rightly proud. You are very blessed indeed in the special babies department. (I include the new arrival in that assessment.)

Lapinbizarre said...

There are some wonderful pictures on the internet of improbable flying contraptions heading into Sydney Harbour. Is this an annual event? Looks like fun.

Alcibiades said...

This was the first time they held it. Being rather obseesed with the combination of kites and water I was most eager to enter, but Mrs. Caliban put her foot down on the grounds that "we've got more than enough happening at the moment."

Next year, however.... ;-)