Because You Can’t Wash Windows with a Spade

Not instructions to my window cleaner, but the punchline to a surreal joke which always amused me when I was at sixth form college, some *cough24cough* years ago. My conversation with Plum yesterday brought it to mind.

fridgelettersFollowing her bath during which she had played with some new stick-on-the-side-of-the-bath letters, we decided to sing our conversation with each other.



Plum: Can I get the let-ters from the baaa-ath and put them on the friiii-idge?

Me: No-oooo becauuuuuuse they will not stick. You need magnets foooorrrrrrr tha-at

Plum: There are lots of maaaag-nets on the fri-idge.

Me: But they are not lett-errrs. You can not spelllllllll your name with a zebraaaaaaaaa. Or a leeee-aaafffff. But you could spelllllllll your naa-me with a caaaaamellllllll.

Plum: Don’t be silly Mummmmm-y. I can’t spelllllllll my naa-me with a camel. We don’t have a camellllllll.


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4 comments on “Because You Can’t Wash Windows with a Spade

  1. awww plum looks like a real cutie! enjoy your bathtimes together

  2. Hahaha, I love how kids think? Plum is very beautiful

  3. Kids really do say the funniest things! Plum is cute too x

  4. Awww. Cute!

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