Just take a look at these 'co-incidences':
1) The first card he ever received was from my brother and it had a picture of a pirate boy on it.
2) When we took him to Cameron Highlands, we thought he might be cold but instead of giving him a cap, we tied a scarf around his head. Like a pirate!
3) One of his favourite nursery rhymes, Sing a song of sixpence, is actually a Pirate Ship recruitment song. It dates back to the early 1700s. Here are some of the coded messages:
Sixpence was how much a day's work paid.
The pocket full of rye? WHISKY!
Hiding birds in pies alludes to the deception of a distressed vessel.
Of course, when the pie was opened (when somebody fell for the trick), the birds came out from hiding and attacked!
Wasn't that a tasty dish to set before a King? The 'King' here is Blackbeard, King of the Pirates.
The Queen in the parlour is actually Blackbeard's ship that was in port taking supplies for the next trip.
And the innocent maid hanging clothes? It meant that they KNEW who the target would be and that particular vessel had just left port or was about to. About to hang its sails!
Imagine that! So, the next time you hear this nursery rhyme..imagine the drunkan, blood thirsty buccaneers! In the mean time, I'll start looking out for a cute eye patch or a hook for Aaron. Or maybe a monkey!