Out of the mouths of babes
MY DAUGHTER was trying to get her seven-year-old son, Joseph, to make a birthday and christmas list, because his birthday is in the middle of december. When he had finished, his birthday list was empty, but his christmas list was pretty full. one item on his list was a scooter, and when my daughter advised him to put it on his birthday list, as nanny and Grandad were thinking of buying it, he said: ‘oh no, that’s far too much money for nanny and Grandad to spend. If Father christmas brings it, it’s free!’
Graham Withers, Reading, Berks.