Yesterday, my two younger sons took part in a march and church service with Beavers to commemorate St. George's Day. It was a lovely afternoon and as R was chief flag bearer, it was a proud mummy day too.
My mother and father in law came up from Wales to watch the event and in the hour that I spent with them, my mother in law (rather unusually had me in stitches).
Firstly, we were having a conversation about L who although is only six, has a ridiculously good memory and the school have often said how bright he is.
MIL: Now you make sure he doesn't get snatched up by MFI!
MIL: MFI! They like the clever ones! And some of them have been killed recently. It's too dangerous, I don't want him getting involved with them!
Me: MFI? Killed? They went bust a few years ago!
FIL: I think she means MI5!
Secondly, we were waiting on the road side for the march and we were standing opposite a takeaway called 'Turkish Mangol'. It clearly had a menu on the window and it is quite new, so looked fairly smart inside.
MIL: So is that a church then?
MIL: That Turkish place over there?
Me: No it's a takeaway!
MIL: Oh, I thought maybe it was a church as there are all those wooden benches inside.
Me: There's a menu on the window.
MIL: Oh is it, I thought it was about prayer meetings!
Finally, she got out her camera to take a few pictures of her grandsons doing their thing. She was slightly concerned about taking photos of children in the march as obviously all of them would be together. I advised her that everyone else had cameras out and that she should just take the photos and that it would be fine. Just ahead of the march, a policeman rides along the road on his bike. She hides behind me with her camera. I ask her what she's doing and she whispers to me that she thinks the policeman is going to confiscate everyone's cameras! (Which of course he doesn't!)
So an afternoon of hilarity thanks to my mother in law and I am going to link up with the very amazing Actually Mummy as although it isn't a child 'funnee', it amused me immensely!