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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Eleven Plus Girls and Curls

I am sure the following thoughts never pass the mind of an eleven plus parent! Imagine an eleven plus child being good ALL the time! We are not sure who wrote this version of `Jemima’ – but it may have been Anonymous.   


There was a little girl, and she had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead;
When she was good, she was very, very good,
But when she was bad, she was horrid.

One day she went upstairs, while her parents, unawares,
In the kitchen down below were occupied with meals;
And she stood upon her head, on her little truckle bed,
And she then began hurraying with her heels.

Her mother heard the noise, and thought it was the boys
A-playing at a combat in the attic;
But when she climbed the stair,
And saw Jemima there,
She took and she did whip her most emphatic.

But what happens to an eleven plus child who crosses her mother and father in today’s world? Is it fair to take away the T.V.? Should the mobile phone and the ipad be confiscated? Would it help to ground the child?

There is a solution which may be attractive to some of us. Pile on the eleven plus work!

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