Sunday, 14 December 2008

Postcard from Earth (1: chewing the fat)

Dear Pater,

So far things are going pretty well. I'm not as little as I used to be which is good. I mean I can walk on my own and stuff.

My Earthly parents are Joseph and Mary; maybe you knew that. Worthy types, but a bit literal.

Everyone is pretty ignorant here. Recently engaged some Holy men in a little debate and ran circles around them. Now I know what you're thinking Pater ... anyone from the Realm should be able to take on a primate and all that, but still. I was good. I know I was.

My Earthlies had a bit of a purple fit because they had gone on ahead with the caravan (how was I supposed to know) and I'd got left behind. Does suggest that their parenting skills are a couple of brownie points short of illustrious ...

Anyway I expect they were dead chuffed to see me chewing the fat with the Holy ones. I got grounded all the same and have to wear a horrid itchy scratchy shirt thing as punishment.

That's all for now.
Love to mama.

PS - any chance you can do something about my internal and external parasites? Ta.

[Editor's note: an interesting change in format; anyway, let's see where it takes us.]


Jolly Good Yarn Girl said...

Hmm interesting slant. My seven year old wants to know if you have elves by the way.

Sylvia said...

'internal and external parasites' eh? I'm just surprised The Boy didn't ask for some cash.

Millennium Housewife said...

Loved it! Think of all the things he could report on! MH

Ernest de Cugnac said...

jollygood - hmmm. The Realm does throw up some curious entities, but never had word of an elf. Would a cherub in a pointy hat do?

sylvia - no, he's an odd sort. Wouldn't even cross his mind. Very unworldly I think.

MH - alas, precisely what I do have to think about. Any ideas gratefully recieved.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Hmm, nice to get the view from the other side. Must say, the boy does sound a tad full of himself, but then I suppose that's to be expected.

The new take has loads of potential - looking forward to seeing what you do from this point on! ;-) An interchange of correspondence between Pater and Son, perhaps might be one way to go, alternately, I look forward to the son's view of things Earthly - I know what the chicken would make of them but then...

Ernest de Cugnac said...

av - thanks for the pointers!