Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Happy families

Scene: the dining room, supper time. Spag. bol. is being consumed. 

Cast: Eloise (5), Mummy, Daddy, Sally, Charlie.

Eloise: Mummy, when I get married and have a baby, you'll be its granny.

Mummy: Yes, darling. That's right.

Eloise: And daddy, you'll be its grandad.

Daddy: (mouth full of spaghetti) mmm....

Eloise (to Charlie, and Sally): And you'll be the uncle, and you'll be the auntie.

(They nod, sucking up spaghetti)

Eloise: Yes, and the person I marry will be the daddy. (Pause) Or the other mummy.

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