Love Is A Fickle Thing If You’re 5


Sunday 22 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

Cousin Spike Jnr, a.k.a the Small Person or Romeo Midget has had an epiphany it would seem when it comes to his love life…

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Now, as you may have heard from his earlier post, no girl matches up to the sheer perfection (in his eyes) that is Shakira. So much so that 10 days ago we had some BIG Family News (apparently). In the car on the way home at the end of his orientation week as a first year at primary school I said:

“So that was your last half day at school son…
next week your First Year really starts,
so it’ll be back to long days 0730-1730 again,
and you’ll be wearing your new school uniform too.”

He replied: “Yes Daddy, I’m very excited!”

So then I said “Perhaps we can go to the park later,
when it cools down a bit, maybe about 6.30 and wait for mummy”
(coz she drives past the park on her way home).

And he replied: “I don’t think we can Daddy.
I am getting married today, to Shakira.
So we can’t go to the park. But first I need to phone Serkan
[a school friend] so he can go and get the rings”

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 And then, a few days ago he calmly wandered into the kitchen and plonked his favourite Ted down on the table in front of me. He then sat down and looked straight at me and said quite deadpan:

“This is my baby daddy” he announced

“Oh ok, didn’t know you were a daddy yet son”

“Yes it’s mine and Shakira’s”

Well, that was fast I thought, but who the hell am I to judge, eh? So for the rest of that day and the next, ‘baby’ had joined the family. Just another mouth to feed… as even a stuffed toy needs its sustenance 🙂

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And that brings us to today, Sunday; a day of housework and a bit of blogging (for me), a day at the office unfortunately for my wife, and homework for Cousin Spike Jnr (yes he gets plenty of homework even in year one, thankfully after 3 years of kindergarten, pre-school and ‘daddy home-schooling’ he is used to it).

He dragged over his blackboard / whiteboard close to his chair and started drawing and writing, but at first wouldn’t let me see. When I did get to see it, I saw a drawing (not bad too) of a boy and a girl (guessing from the hairstyles)… and then the words, ‘My love, Padme’.

Oops I thought. But it begged an obvious question that any father would ask his 5 year old lad…

“What happened to Shakira?

“Oh, she went into a box daddy, and a bear got her, so I’m with Padme now”

I couldn’t think of a quick retort to a statement like that. I was quite prepared to be tackling these issues as he hit the teenage years, but at five… hmm, definitely my kid!!  My guess is Shakira will magically recover from the bear attack and be reinstated to her rightful place soon enough.

Or will she; Padme Amidala is stiff competition all right.

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9 thoughts on “Love Is A Fickle Thing If You’re 5

  1. swamiyesudas says:

    Hm, Shakespeare would love to pick up some ideas here!


  2. […] 4 finished, so was Shakira (I refer my learned friends to my former statements on that subject, Article A and Article B). There was no longer talk of short cute Latin blondes in this house… […]


  3. […] his daddy’s ear as we waited for the school bus at 7:45 this morning. Perhaps love is not so fickle after all. Come to think of it, he’s been with Padme for longer than some of my teenage […]


  4. ballerina95 says:

    It’s still cute because he’s 5. 🙂 Looking forward to more padawan adventures.


  5. Danielle says:

    How quickly they move on..


  6. balroop2013 says:

    Ha!Ha!! I am still smiling…lovely thoughts! this post has brightened my day! I love this little fickle minded lover!


  7. raiz1972 says:

    Brilliant 🙂 .. Padme, much better


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