How may syllables are there in the word Mum? Wrong. Our kids can manage four.
Scene: Me and Mrs P in the kitchen. Enter number one daughter stage right.
Mrs P: “Have you tidied your bedroom?”
(Fear flickers across Miss P’s eyes. Nervous head shake.)
Mrs P: “Have you changed your bed? Or should I say, have you found your bed yet?”
(Miss P thinking uh-oh, trouble brewing.)
Mrs P: “And cleaned that shelf over your sink. Last time I did it, it was a quarter inch thick with dust.”
Miss P (indignantly): “Mer-um-er-mer!”
Four syllables. Exit Mr P stage left.