Monday, March 31, 2008

Funny Hal

Picture the scene: sitting around the table, doing homework. Hal is sounding out ‘Jolly Phonics’ and writing down three letter words. Imogen is going through her spelling list to ensure she knows the meaning of each word.

Imogen: ‘Butterfly, vermin, minister, permament…what does permanent mean?’

Ess: ‘That it will last for a very long time; like a permanent marker or a permanent resident.’


Imogen: ‘But even permanent markers don’t last for ever’

Ess: ‘Well, yes, permanent isn’t a guarantee that it will last until the end of all time, until Jesus comes back…’ warming to the theme, ‘it means it will last a very long time, unlike something delicate, like bubbles, for example.’


Hal: ‘Yep. It takes a very long time to come back from the dead.’

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