Thursday, April 28, 2011
My Age – According to Tomboy!
Tomboy was standing on the other side of the backyard when she held up a piece of blue string that she’d found in the garden. ‘What’s this, Mummy?’ she asked me.
I am short-sighted, and thus, need glasses to see things clearly when they are far away.
‘I can’t see it properly, bring it here,’ I replied.
‘Can’t you see it because you’re old?’ asked Tomboy.
‘No,’ I replied, ‘it’s because I don’t have my glasses on!’
A few days later, The Apprentice informed me that Tomboy asked her if I had a boyfriend when I was younger. (They'd been discussing boyfriends.) To ensure The Apprentice understood what she meant by ‘when Mummy was younger’, Tomboy added, ‘When there was dinosaurs!’