Saturday, 14 June 2008

A child's view

We have a plan for Father's Day. I have to say that this is down mainly to Jo and Al whose idea it is, but anyway, we have a plan.

The plan has been a secret from Dave but shared with Hannah and Ethan.

A gift has been purchased. Admittedly it was bought a while ago. I saw it and thought it was a good idea so seized the opportunity and it's been hiding in the wardrobe ever since.

Today, while Dave was at the barber, we had 40 minutes for the children to paint and stick cards and to wrap the present. This included clearing all of the associated mess away to hide the evidence. Anyone that has tried to eliminate any evidence of poster paint, especially when it's dried on, and glitter will know this is no mean feat.

Anyway, we achieved it, and just before Dave came in through the door, Hannah shared an observation.

"Mum, it's not fair."

"What's not fair, sweetie?"

"Well we always go somewhere and do anything on Father's Day."

"Er, yes..."

"Well it's not fair."

"Why is that Hannah?"

"Well we never do anything for Mother's Day"

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