You’ve heard about the King of Spain?
King Juan Carlos is going to abdicate in favour of his son.
Could it happen here? Doubt it (see pic)
Seems to me that everything in the end boils down to the relationship between one generation and the next. Life is a flow of power and influence down the ages and through the genes. But bringing up children is never easy, even when they’re grown up. Not even if you’re Royal.
Queen: “Charles, has one washed one’s hands?”
Prince Charles: : “Yes, Mater”
The Queen: “Well go and do them again, they’re filthy!”
Prince Charles: “One will do them later”
The Queen: “One said NOW, Charles. If one’s asked one once, one’s asked one a hundred times”
Prince Charles: “Ooh kaayyy. Don’t nag. One will go and find a nailbrush and a valet”
The Queen: “Good Grief. The times one’s told those Nannies to tell one’s children!”
It’s quite clear who has the power and influence in this relationship, but if I told you that you were more important than The Queen, would you believe me? For instance, do you ever boast about writing a Blog? Being a stay-at-home Mum or Dad? Ever been to a party and had this happen?
No, me neither. But us Bloggers have more power and influence than anyone. How is this remotely possible? I’ve done a chain of command from the top to the bottom. Let’s see who’s really in charge.
Mummy Bloggers – Power ***** Influence *****
1. Supplies children for the teachers.
2. Directly influences the next generation. Want to screw them up? We’re in charge!
3. Bloggers are major lobbyists. No.10 are terrified of online petitions and campaigns.
Teachers – Power **** Influence ****
Without them, there would be no one answerable to the Education Secretary. He’d be left twiddling his thumbs. He may well end up doing this anyway. Also, if the teacher goes on strike, no one can get to work on time and the economy breaks down.
Education Secretary – Power ** Influence **
Without him, the PM wouldn’t know what the hell was going on in the schools. Actually he still doesn’t know what the hell is going on, but then again, neither do we.
PM – Power **** Influence ***
Without the Prime Minister, the Queen would have no one to ask to form a government, and things would be in even more of a mess than they are already.
The Queen – Power * Influence *****
Without us Mums and our families, she’d be out of a job because we’re her subjects, and there’s not much point sitting on a throne if there’s no one left to see you doing it. Let’s also remember she is our servant. However, like Plummy Mummy I’ve never found this to be quite as useful as it sounds.
This means MUMMY BLOGGERS are at the top of the tree in terms of power and influence.
The extraordinary Maya Angelou wrote this poem which I think belongs to all Mummy Bloggers! Phenomenal Women every one.
*Thanks to Paul McCartney
(Since I originally posted this, Nicky Morgan has replaced Michael Gove as Education Secretary)