Stories To Send You Over The Moon

| Related | December 21, 2015

(I have an eight-year-old daughter and think it is a good time to start teaching her about her culture. We’re Scottish, so I start by teaching her some Scottish children’s songs.)

Me: *singing and using my best Scottish accent* “There was a man who lived on the moon, lived on the moon, lived on the moon. There was a man who lived on the moon and his name was Aiken Drum….”

Daughter: “There’s something I don’t get.”

Me: “What?”

Daughter: “Why is it such a big deal that this guy has a job?”

Me: “It’s not. Why would you think that?”

Daughter: “Because everyone calls him Income John.”

Me: *trying not to laugh* “You misheard me; it’s Aiken Drum.”

Daughter: “Okay, that makes more sense.”

Me: “The song is about a man who has a face made out of food, lives on the moon, and somehow manages to use a soup ladle as a musical instrument, but the only part you found confusing was his name?!”

Daughter: “Oh, I never thought about that.”

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