Gathan Beaga

mr serious

The girls have got so sick of my dumb jokes and punning mutations of their favourite songs that their biggest demand of me at the moment is to play-act a new character they’ve invented for me called Mr Serious.

Mr Serious is a little bit stern, makes no jokes, and after considering the risk of severe dressing-down certainly does not even think of singing that birthday song that goes:

Happy Birthday to you
Squashed bananas and stew
You look like a monkey
And you act like one too…

I wonder if there’s some reverse parenting going on here.