Sunday, December 05, 2010

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!


Lindisfarne Primrary School fair. Snags. Jumping castles. Ice creams. Fire trucks.

What on Earth could be finer?

7 comments:

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Kris...
Nice "shot" of Henry and Ezra,
eating ice cream at Lindisfarne Primary School fair...Nice "classic" quote from Shakespeare's King Lear too...methinks!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Roddy said...

An ice cream for Pa! Where's mine?

Pasadena Adjacent said...

just checking in on the little ones to see how large they've grown. Good thing I live half way across the globe or else I'd be squeezing those chubby little cheeks

kylie said...

why do kids always want the most revolting coloured ice cream?

Kris said...

DeeDee, King Lear is is!

"It may be so, my lord.
Hear, nature, hear; dear goddess, hear!
Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend
To make this creature fruitful!
Into her womb convey sterility!
Dry up in her the organs of increase;
And from her derogate body never spring
A babe to honour her! If she must teem,
Create her child of spleen; that it may live,
And be a thwart disnatured torment to her!
Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth;
With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks;
Turn all her mother's pains and benefits
To laughter and contempt; that she may feel
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child! Away, away!"

Kris said...

Roddy, you weren't there.

PA, he doesn't like that!

Kylie, in their defence, they did choose plain vanilla. The colouring is actually the coloured sprinkles bleeding their dye into a unappealing shade of greeninsh-tined puce.

Roddy said...

I don't remember being invited.