Fancy Dress Party
This incident occurred with me when my daughter was quite young. Once she was invited for a fancy dress party at my friend’s place.
On one fine day I was driving my young daughter to a friend’s fancy dress party. She was dressed as a witch and piped up, “Mummy, what do witches say when they’re making a spell?” I told her they might say “Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble!”
She seemed satisfied with this and toddled off to the party. When I picked her up a few hours later, however, she was very subdued. I asked her if anything was the matter.
She said that everyone at the party kept laughing at her. “Why would they do that?” I asked, concerned. “I don’t know,” she replied. “But every time I made a spell they just laughed.” “What did you say?” “Just what you told me to. ‘Double, bubble, toilet trouble’.” Laughing I said ‘my cutie pie’ and hugged her.