...asked my cute little 4 year old as she was brushing her teeth in the bathroom the other day.
"Eh? Sorry, who darling?" responds a baffled Mummy.
"Lord Cheese, Mummy!" She explained, mildly annoyed at my lack of enlightenment.
"Erm, where did you you hear about this Lord Cheese then Sadie?" I ask, hoping some kind of context might help me out a bit in placing this intriguing character.
"He's not crying..."
"Oh, well, that's good isn't it. If he was crying then I suppose he might be sad or something." - now totally baffled and to be honest just humouring the adorable little minx.
"But he's asleep on the hay"
(Mummy now hooting with laughter in said bathroom!!!!)
"Oh, the lord Lord Cheese is asleep on the hay? That one? The song from the Nativity Play then?"
"Yes Mummy that's him"
"Sweetheart, it's Lord Jesus!"
"He's the the little guy that Christmas is all about"
"Oh okay..." accepts my newly informed child.
Mummy (who had a Catholic upbringing) cringes inwardly at her lack of spiritual guidance, but some things are too just complicated to explain to a four year old
10 minutes before bedtime. I think she knew she was yanking my chain anyway, the look she had on her face was a bit too composed - smug almost. Wee wind-up merchant!!!
Hope you are well and enjoying your preparations for whatever kind of Christmas you celebrate, wherever you are.
Peace,love and remember to breathe.
Oooops, my halo slipped there!