“Mum, what can I do?” asked Fainjin yesterday morning. Meaning, of course, “Can I please watch TV?”
“Ummm,” I replied, trying to think of a non-electronic entertainment. “Tidy your room, play with your Lego, read a book…”
He regarded me steadily.
“… write a letter?”
“Oooh! A thank you letter! On the Peter Rabbit paper!”
I blinked at the enthusiam, but got the paper for him. He recently received a belated birthday present from an aunt and uncle. Lego, of course, which he loves as passionately as all his other Lego.
I started to write the letter for him. He is still at the stage of dictating the words, then writing his name and drawing a picture at the bottom.
“Dear Uncle & Auntie, Thank you for the Lego! I really really love it! Please can you send some more? I like the forest fire-engine in the big box.”
“Um, it’s not really polite to ask for more presents in your thank-you letter, actually. You might just have to wait for Christmas now, I think.”
“Oh.” He was quite disappointed, but didn’t protest and drew a picture happily enough.
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