Fainjin proudly showed me a page in one of his exercise books. The class had been asked to write down things they love.
Fainjin had drawn a big heart, and put his words in and around it. I saw Lego, dragons, robots, ice cream… no big surprises there!
“What’s this one?” I asked, pointing to where he’d written “Guses”.
“Jesus!” he said. “And God’s there too,” he pointed.
“Oh, of course, silly me.”
He leant in close and confided, “I had to put those guys in, in case they might get mad or something.”
I was slightly shocked, and amused. “No, Fainjin, that’s not what happens!”
But he interrupted me, looking over his shoulder, and whispered, “Mum! They’re everywhere!”
Possibly a religious-education failure right there.
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