Sharks, mermaids declare Christmas truce

While we were waiting for the Christmas parade to start the other day, the children were trying to guess what they might see go past.  Fainjin was hoping for fire engines, of course, and Babess just liked the idea of seeing Father Christmas.  Pearl had a better idea of what might be there, since she remembers previous parades.  Clowns, fairies, brass bands…  I remembered from advertising that The WotWots and Dora the Explorer would be in it.

Fainjin looked at me thoughtfully.  “Will there be mermaids, Mama?”

“Um, I don’t know.  Perhaps…”

“‘Cos Pearl likes mermaids.”

“Yes, she does.  And I remember you like sharks.  Do you think there will be sharks?”

“Nope.  ‘Cos dey eat da mermaids.  Pearl likes mermaids.  And it’s a nice parade.”

Awww.  For the record, there were no mermaids – but there was SpongeBob Squarepants, to the crowd’s delight.

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One Response to “Sharks, mermaids declare Christmas truce”

  1. Megan @ Mama Bub Says:

    Santa, his reindeer and Spongebob. If that doesn’t say Christmas, I don’t know what does!

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