27 March 2008

Liars are usually better at it

Sonny Ma-Jiminy was struggling upstairs with Daddy's very large jar of lollies. "Mummy, can I have a lolly?" he puffed.

Mummy was too tired and distracted to give an appropriate response, instead falling on one of the standard responses that parents resort to when tired: "Umm, ask Daddy."

Sonny Ma-Jiminy replied, "I did ask Daddy. He said 'No'."

I realised sadly that he came to ask Mummy certainly not as a Higher Authority, and probably not even as a Second Opinion: most likely as a Tired & Distracted Permission-Granter.

It has come to this.