"Baaaaaaaa!" Its hilarious I tell you.
Look at it, the daft little thing, staring. You'd expect it to blink dazedly at you any moment, and then look around at its surroundings confusedly. "What are all these words doing here?" it must be thinking.
Even Facebook has realised that throwing sheep appeals to the senses more than cows or donkeys do. (That flying sheep cartoon is so cute no?)
Reminds me, when I was in Year 1 (thats UKG here) I remember there was this one class where we were supposed to write what we wanted to become when we grew up, and draw a picture of it.
I had already decided what my future was to be. I liked drawing, and writing and history class. It would only be natural then, I thought to myself, for me to become a historian who wrote books, and illustrate them myself.
Ghastly idea, but it seemed logical at the time.
All set for the future then, I'd thought to myself. I'd drawn my boring little picture, coloured the book I had supposedly written a bright red for effect, and gone and stood in line to have my work corrected.
In front of me was Shehana, one of my closest friends, but a little younger than the rest of us. We compared pictures. She had drawn a picture not unlike the one of the daft staring sheep above.
"I want to be a lamb." she'd said.
Wow, I'd thought to myself. This kid sure has imagination. I wonder how Ms Cravitz will react to this. Thank God its not Ms Read today.
Shehana's turn came. She proudly handed in her book.
"Shehana, my dear" said Ms Cravitz. "This isnt what I'd asked you to do."
(Ms Read would have said rather harshly "You silly little girl. Go back and do it over again")
"I didnt ask you to draw what you'd like to be, I asked you to draw what you want to be when you grow up." Ms Cravitz explained.
"But I want to be a lamb!" she said.
"You cant be a lamb, my dear. Humans dont become animals, do they? Now tell me. What would you like to be when you're older?"
"Yeah!" I interjected. "What do you want to be when you grow up. When you're older."
Comprehension dawned on Shehana's face.
"Ohhhhhhhhhh." she said. "When Im older." With a triumphant grin, she said
Sheep, I tell you. Funny little creatures. Wish there was a cartoon strip about them.
They arent the best animals to count while trying to sleep though, as
Snum and Bestest
have said. Far too distracting. You'll probably end up laughing as the dippy things fall all over each other trying to get over the effing fence.
Shehana was later convinced to become a sweet shopkeeper, when told that she would get free candy on a daily basis.