"Royaume uni, deux points"
Ok, there's no easy way to explain this one; sometimes, when either of my children are sat on the loo, they ask me for "quiz questions". This boils down to me asking them questions on a variety of topics, to pass the time while they ....... well, anyway.
The usual topics include general knowledge, observation or numbers.
For example, I might ask Joseph the answer to 5 multiplied by 7 (he enjoys maths questions you see), or I might ask Annabel 3 plus 2. I might ask Joseph to name 10 types of fruit, asking Annabel the same, only a lesser amount.
Oh, just so you know, this usually takes places as I mooch up and down the landing, carrying ironing this way or dirty washing that way and I ask questions as I go, expecting the answer when I pass back along to his or her bedroom. I think I should also let you know that this game takes place as of their choosing; it's not a 'learning through play' thing that I've devised!
Well, tonight, as I was mooching and Annabel was playing further up the landing, I asked Joseph to name 10 countries.
The conversation (with the best interruption ever from Annabel) went something like this;
Joseph: "Umm ... Spain, Africa (I let him have that one), France, Lebanon (bless) .... erm ..."
Joseph: "Err ...."
Me: "Where do we live?"
Joseph: "Ooh, yeah, England ..... Scotland ..... Ireland ..."
Joseph burst out laughing at what she'd said and as I fell to my knees to hug her, she could tell she'd cracked a good 'un.