Tuesday 29 November 2016

Bear is Almost Quiet

I can't whistle, no matter how hard I try.  Perhaps it's just as well.  When I was around four or five I remember my late grandmother trying to explain to me why I shouldn't whistle.  Looking back I think she was trying to explain that only lesbians whistled.  It made as much sense then as it does now - none at all.

Bear can't whistle either.  DH has done his best to teach bear but without any luck.  Bear, however, has learned that he can make a sort of whistling noise by sucking air in.  He has been off school today as they enforce a strict 48 rule so I have listened to the sound of bear almost whistling all day.  It has been tough.

Fortunately bear is in school tomorrow.  Hopefully I can start the pre-Christmas clean, sort out the doctors and generally catch up.  At least my knee is a lot better.  


  1. Whistling was considered unladylike. Just like running and shouting. :) Hope Bear is feeling better and glad your knee is better, too. But please don't overdo things with the cleaning and stuff.

  2. "A whistling woman and a crowing hen
    Are good for neither beast or man"

    I think it just means that it was considered unladylike to whistle.

  3. Your first paragraph made me LOL. Wonder where she got that from?! If I remember rightly one of my kids (for the life of me can't remember which one - bad mum that I am) could never learn how to whistle. Oh well. Hope Bear gets the hang of it soon or gives up!