Monday 1 April 2013

The Joy of Six

I have a six year old daughter with oppositional defiance syndrome - or as we used to say in the old days, "I have a six year old daughter".

She is a delight.  Just found her playing in her room three hours after going to bed, the whold bed covered in books to create a flat surface, covered in her "little people", an enormous army of characters, little dolls, lego creatures etc and she has the most marvellous interior life with them.

On Saturday night at the Easter Vigil as we sat in the dark with our candles listening to the readings from the Old Testament (yes, the rubrics were ignored - blame Pope Donal) she announced "I'm bored with this stuff".  Then as we prepared to renew our baptismal promises and we explained how you had to say "I do" when the priest asked the questions, she of course said, "What if you don't agree?" and proceeded to shout out "I don't".

Two days ago she asked me how you become a Nazi.

1 comment:

  1. You shouldn't have posted this on 1 April - people will think "Oppositional Defiance Disorder" is something you made up out of an apocryphal state of mnd. Then, again, sane people will think that no matter what day of the year you were to post it. The lunatics are running the asylum.