Yesterday morning, Fainjin appeared in shorts and a singlet. The singlet has a certain Disney character on it. He said stubbornly, “I’m only wearing a t-shirt if it has [the same character] on it”.
“We don’t have a t-shirt with that character on it,” I told him. He has plenty of t-shirts, I recently sorted out the kids’ clothes and was startled at the amount of choice our children have in the mornings! He stared at me mulishly, then said he’d only wear his singlet. No problem, that’s what summer is for.
Later in the day, The Dad took him to town to check our mailbox. Fainjin still refused to put on a t-shirt, so he went out in his singlet. They came back about an hour or so later, bearing a large box. Friends overseas had sent Christmas gifts!
The children excitedly ripped into their parcels, and joyfully discovered a Disney t-shirt each. Fainjin’s eyes went round and wide. His t-shirt had that character on it! “How did they know?!” he asked. He put it on at once, before I’d even had a chance to cut the tags off.
The girls put theirs on too, and were thrilled with them, but Fainjin was convinced there was some mysterious magical knowledge at work.
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