Friday, October 01, 2010
The Sun King
Although I have a working knowledge of world history, I am far from fluent. It's a shame really, because if I knew a bit more about Louis XIV, I would know how to deal with my son Benjamin.
The other night as he lay in bed making one royal pronouncement after another, I alerted him to a startling fact.
Me: "Benjamin, I don't want to shock you but YOU are not Louis XIV and I am not a benevolent old crone wandering around Versailles whose only purpose in life is to do your bidding."
Ben: "I understand Mommy but (fake tears)...life is terrible without my servants!"
Yes, it was a joke but I swear there was more than a thread of truth in those crocodile tears!!