Friday, July 27, 2012

Jeeves, June-ior1

June can oscillate (rapidly) between infuriatingly stubborn and remarkably sweet. The other morning, in a fit of (silly) generosity, she was helping dress her sister — putting her socks on, etc.

I should mention, I live in a house of ridiculously Anglophilic gals. With Sarah leading the way, they have all absorbed massive quantities of movies/books/TV shows/etc. centered around British life (real or comical or fantastical): from Harry Potter to Agatha Christie to P.G Wodehouse to Sherlock Holmes to Jane Austen — and pretty much any and every "manor drama" out there, any sorts of thing set in the 19th or early 20th century England with lots of large country houses and effete aristocrats and bustling servants and such.

And so, as Louise was being adorned, she started referring to June as Jeeves. And reciprocally, June started referring to Louise as Wooster.2 Ridiculous.

1 We're getting a little Jr. theme going here, aren't we?

2 If you're not catching the names, they're specifically referring to the ridiculously awesome TV show, Jeeves and Wooster, starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (yeah, the guy from House), which was based on the ridiculously awesome series of stories by the aforementoned P.G. Wodehouse.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:34 PM

    Your kids have to be the funniest ones ever :-)

    Graham Greene thought that Wodehouse was one of the very greatest 20th century writers. It takes one to know one.