Ben asked my yesterday what beards were…

I said that they were hair that grew on a grown up mans face.

I said like the Daddy that had one in Tig & Wooly (cbeebies reference) and Tig was scared as she thought he looked like a bear.

I told him that when he was a grown up man he could have a beard, or that he could use something called a razor and do something called shaving to cut the hair off.

It was at this point I realised how barbaric my explanation was…

Ben replied “No, I don’t think I will have that hair growing on my face when I am a grown up”

I realised he has never seen a man shave, so totally didn’t get the whole concept of beards at all!



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