My boys sing a lot – all manner of things from ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, to ‘The Final Countdown’ to Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’. Many of the songs my older two (seven and five) sing are ones they’ve learned at school – often songs about recycling or friendship or, given that our village school is C of E, hymns. A favourite one a while back was a version of the Lord’s Prayer which my then-four-year-old managed to mishear in quite spectacular fashion. So far I’ve failed to write it down anywhere so I thought I’d blog about it now, as I really don’t want to forget it!
The correct words to the hymn are: “Our Father, who is in heaven, may your name be honoured and praised.”
My son’s version is slightly more… interesting. Wandering round the house one day I overheard him singing enthusiastically:
“Our Father who works in heaven, may you maim piranhas wrong way!”
I could just imagine him singing that at school – he’s a really enthusiastic singer too so I can clearly see him sitting on the front row and belting it out joyfully. I could hardly bring myself to correct him.
Is there a right way to maim piranhas do you suppose? Answers on a postcard…