This is a little tree which is close to our house. It sits at the side of the farmers field which backs onto our garden. It’s close by as a couple of my garden football shots have nearly hit it….. In the years that we have lived here it has never grown. It just seems to lean over a little further each year. I know how it feels…..

So many questions today. So many school work queries.

Dad what are your thoughts on Gladstone‘s and Disraeli‘s political reforming achievements. They didn’t go far enough and do you think their colonial record negated what good they did do?”

“Dad what do you know about DNA structure and it’s impact on identical and fraternal twins?”

“Dad how would you write the mass of the earth in standard notation?”

“Dad in Animal Farm what does the character Moses represent and his relationship to Soviet history?”

Dad have you ever studied John Agard’s poem FLAGS. Is it about the dangers of patriotism?”

Dad I can’t get my head round French Verb Conjugation. Can you explain it to me?

As any self respecting parent would do I looked suitably vacant and thought wishfully back to the questions about which was my favourite Tellytubby. I was good at those questions.

58 thoughts on “Questions

  1. The only question there I can answer without a headache is…LaLa. She was my fave teletubbie. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh to return to the Tubbie and Peppa Pig years when I actually had answers for my kid’s questions.

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  2. And how is most of that going to be of any importance in his adult life? The French, possibly… Animal Farm, possibly… the rest??? Probably not.

    I liked Laa Laa best… or maybe Tinky Winky. Gotta love a magic purse๐Ÿ˜‰

    Next Sciencey Stuff question he has, I’ll be happy to help๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  3. Remind me how old your son is? I was thinking he was jr high school aged but I read Animal Farm in a high school English class. Then again maybe your education teaches more, I know anytime we had a foreign exchange student from Germany they were usually way more advanced than peers their age in the US.

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  4. Oh, my. Some heavy questions indeed! Ah, yes, the earlier years had their simplicity! We were always too consumed with Blue’s Clues to allow room for Teletubbies, though, so I confess I’d quite forgotten they had names! But, I remember catching a glimpse of that cute baby in the sun once or twice. I liked him. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. I wouldn’t have a clue with any of those questions and like someone else has said, it just doesn’t help with life when leaving school.
    I used to feel the same regarding with algerbra and question that in how is this going to be used in life, when I leave school. Not at all. And as I knew I wouldn’t be travelling France, neither was that either.

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  6. Dad in Animal Farmย what does the character Moses represent and his relationship toย Soviet history?โ€

    I legit read this as Animal Crossing first…imaaaagine my confusion ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคญ

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  7. I agree – Online learning is making me learn so many new things. Thankfully, I never had to watch the Teletubbies. I somehow dodged that bullet and am pretty happy about it.

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