Joe came home the other day and said he’d had a reading assessment at school.

He felt it had gone well except that he was asked to read ‘moustache’ which he’d never heard of and then couldn’t read anyway.

He’d guessed at ‘mouse- ache’.


And then the very next day I was queueing in the post office and saw a man with the most amazing moustache I’ve ever seen- it was fabulous!

Sadly, Joe wasn’t with me to see it and I was too embarrassed to ask for a photo. So, I did the next best thing and drew it for him. Mouse- aches are fun to draw: I may have to draw some more!


6 Responses to “Moustache”

  1. Ali Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Mouse ache sounds like a most sensible attempt to me! Those words will pop into my head the next time I see extravagant facial hair, I’m sure!

  2. trashalou Says:
    March 25th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I should imagine carrying around something like that on its face would indeed make a mouse ache!

  3. Emma Says:
    March 28th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I think ‘mouse-ache’ sounds like a creative way around a flummoxing word. If that’s a representation of the ‘tache you saw I wish I’d seen it too – spectacular.

  4. Pat Sieler Says:
    March 29th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    My uncle (the artist) had a moustache just like that. It sure did tickle when I was a little girl. And also, as I was to learn, it took a lot of work to maintain. Impressive, though!

  5. julia Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Oh, that kind of moustache is impressive. They have become increasingly rare, though. Very much to my dismay.

  6. claire Says:
    April 4th, 2010 at 3:53 am

    What a lovely story Janet, one to pull out at Joe’s 21st., no doubt!
    Love your ‘mouse ache’ stitchery.
    Enjoy the holidays.

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