I never realised that socialising within the family and with friends can be such fun, when recorded so we use WhatsApp to exchange titbits, selecting people who we are free with. Of course, the choice of family and friends are very important in this respect.
The following conversation on WhatsApp started with my daughter who had taken a picture of the moon from our bedroom window: ‘look what I captured, I took 4 pictures before the moon disappeared’. My wife replied: ‘Beautiful I know how you love the moon’. I said ‘Yes, that is, truly’. My daughter then responded: ‘I love the moon and stars. I said ‘They are the distant wonders of the universe’. My daughter replied, ‘Absolutely, very profound way of looking at it poppy’. I wrote then, ‘Twinkle Twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are, Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky’.
My sister who is also in this Whats App group joined in ‘When the blazing sun has gone, when there is nothing shine upon, Then you show your little light’ Twinkle Twinkle all the night’. My wife replied: ‘Lovely’. My daughter: ‘Thanks for saying the nursery rhyme for kids dad, auntie did you write that poem yourself?’ My wife: ‘No they didn’t. It was written long long ago by someone’. My daughter: ‘Who wrote it, I want to know?’. Me: ‘Google is your friend’. Daughter: ‘only when used for important things’. Me: ‘Then the traveler in the dark, Thanks you for your tiny spark. How could he see where to go, If you did not twinkle so?’- By Jane Taylor. Daughter: ‘Beautiful. She is fantastic for writing that. Heartfelt’. Me: ‘There are more verses’. Daughter:’ Wow, I did not know that. Good nursery rhyme. Cute’.
Me: Did you like the nursery rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. And all of the King’s horses and all of the King’s men, could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again?’ Daughter: ‘No I don’t like it, it sounds rude and insulting, if honest’. Wife: ‘Me neither But I know it has special message for you’. Me: ‘What about ‘pussycat pussycat where have you been, I have been to London to look at the Queen, pussycat pussycat what did you do there? I frightened a little mouse under her chair’.