This week's 100-word challenge at Julia's Place requires us to use the word ruby. It just so happens that...
It strikes me, as I try transmuting a pair of Doodles into Dorothy’s ruby slippers: parenting classes omit crucial aspects of child-rearing. They are eloquent about weaning and potty-training, but they don’t touch on how to conjure a flock of sheep from Whiskas boxes or improvise a Victorian maid’s cap from a wedding garter.
Primary education is less about times-tables and more about encapsulating historical and literary landmarks from household flotsam.
My advice to new parents is to relax about the intuitive routines of feeding and hygiene. They’ll need all their energies for mastering conjuring tricks when their children start school.