Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

My daughter works for Mi6

Quite honestly it is the only explanation, she’s been trying to conceal it but now that she’s become a double ‘0’ and can crawl it’s pretty obvious.

Put her in any room and she will find the weak spot, the one thing you don’t want her to go near and head straight for it. There is even a look of glee in her eye and a sly check over her shoulder to make sure she isn’t being watched. Once there destruction takes mere seconds as objects tip over or are quickly thrown across the room.

Matilda crawlingIf you do manage to thwart her destruction then she unleashes her main weapon; her voice. One screech from her will render any opponent helpless and begging for quiet. It can shatter glass, burst ear drums and once it even set car alarms off outside.

Her secret agent training doesn’t stop there, within 10 seconds of holding any electronic device she has worked out how it works and more importantly which button to press to most annoy mummy and daddy. Give her a TV remote and one button push later the TV source has been changed at it’ll take you 5 minutes to get the rugby back on again. It’s no accident either, she sits with the remote, pushing buttons and watching the TV change.

Oh she’s a clever one this one. Top of her class at secret agent school probably.

Of course the most important skill for any secret agent is being resourceful, using what you have to hand or keeping things about your person for later. It doesn’t matter how long after a meal it is she can magically produce a baked bean or piece of bread from

Anyone know what is taught next at secret agent school? Espionage? Foreign languages (dog maybe)? Concealment? Whatever it is I know one thing, we’re in big trouble.somewhere on her body to give her a much needed energy boost at a critical time in her mission.


  1. Ha ha! Great post! So true as well. My son has developed a proper sinister laugh, maybe she’s out to thwart his evil plans?!

  2. For a while I was convinced that our twins secret agents in training also perfecting their distract and attack moves, one would play up to me while the other caused the chaos and mayhem. I’d like to say that I grew wise to what they were up to but I’m still finding myself completely distracted by one twin while the other goes on a mini rampage.

  3. Hehe so very true! Not sure what Zs done to my dads tv remote but it now rattles if you shake it. That’s never really a good thing is it?

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