"Mama, do you know that King Henry VIII married a horse??"
Stunned and perplexed, I asked him to repeat again... you know just to be sure.... My mind was buzy finding other similar sounded words....
"He married a HORSE !!!"
"You mean King Henry married a horse as in the four-legged kind with a tail and whatnot?"
"Yeah... he was a cruel king, he had many wives and he killed most of them because they didn't give him a son!!! First he married Catherine then he divorced her, second he married Anne and she was beheaded, then he married Jane and she died, and then he married Anne and he divorced her because she turned out to be a HORSE, it's weird...."
Yes it is weird. Maybe he misunderstood.... Now to think of it, horse and w****s do sound similar right??? What should I say?? Should I tell him what I suspect is the real word ??? And after that, I have to explain to him what it means?? Ohh nooo..... I could be wrong too, afterall I don't know the history of the Tudors... and I don't know whom King Henry married !!
"What makes you think he married a horse?? Did your teacher tell you?"
"Well, we were watching the you tube videos"
Smiling, I asked him "Don't you think it funny that King Henry didn't know that he was marrying a horse during the ceremony? I mean, how do you think the HORSE walk?? How do you think they disguised the bride with the tail and all?? "
"Yeah... it's funny and really really weird..." he went off singing...
Divorced, beheaded and died
Divorced, beheaded, survived
I'm Henry the VIII
"Mama? What is divorced?" he called out. Glad of the sudden respite... I explained the meaning.
The first thing I did when I had some free time was to check on this you tube song...