Tuesday 22 December 2009

The Ramblings Of A Five Year Old

I frequently find myself thinking "I should write that down... that's brilliant" and then not writing it down. This week, my five year old daughter gave me cause to think that I should really write down what she has just said. I didn't, of course. Thankfully, I've just had a moment of clarity and realised that I have a spare five minutes with which I could put to some use by recording what she said.

Thank Goodness For "The Simpsons"
Emily: "Daddy? I don't want to be a gay"

Daddy: Speechless. Gobsmacked. Stunned.

Thankfully, Rachel, my eight year old daughter stepped in by stating that she didn't want to be a gay either and went on to explain that gays were girls who kissed other girls and boys who kissed other boys.

Daddy: Still speechless and wondering what subjects had made it on to the primary school curriculum!

Rachel, again thankfully, explained that she had learnt about gays by watching an episode of The Simpsons!

Final Day Of Term
Today, my girls left school for the last time in 2009. It was the final day of term. Naturally, I asked them what they did during their final school day. "Did you learn anything about trigonometry? Did you read any Shakespeare? What about Ecce Romani? Have you even started 'In pictura est puella'?"

Emily started dancing in the kitchen singing "Don't You Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me? Don't cha?"

Remember? Five years old. The only music played in our house is AC/DC, The Beatles, classical music and Enya (eclectic, I know). Where does she learn this stuff? School, of course. Her classmates are the teachers of course.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Liverpool Team Of The Decade

2009 is drawing to a close and the last 10 years following Liverpool FC has had its highs (Champions League, 2005) and its lows (languishing in 8th place this evening!).

I was asked today if I could name the best 11 players from the decade and it was definitely a struggle but I've plumped for this:

GK: Pepe Reina
RB: Steve Finnan
CB: Jamie Carragher
CB: Sami Hyypia
LB: John Arne Riise
RM: Luis Garcia
CM: Steven Gerrard
CM: Xabi Alonso
LM: Patrik Berger
CF: Michael Owen
CF: Fernando Torres

Now, I've left out a lot of players that ideally I would try to find room for in that team. I've made room on the subs bench:

Didi Hamann
Dirk Kuyt
Peter Crouch
Jerzy Dudek
Javier Mascherano

Gary McAllister

I wonder how my team would fare in the Premier League?