Friday wedding, Saturday wedding, Sunday at Ruth’s.
Alice, 6, set me and her a competition to draw the best house with the winner choosing whatever they wanted from her room. Mine was on stilts in the sea, she liked it and let me win. I asked if I could have her pink TV and after a couple of seconds she reluctantly agreed but her thoughts were visible and the pain in her face shone through as she attempted grace. I pretended to fiddle with the wires at the back and whilst keeping my face straight turned and told her ‘I’d need to take the DVD player too as they came as a pair’, she almost held in the huff but I caved when her eyes got big and we joked it off.
She said I could have anything in her desk, looking through her doodle book was mesmerising but I settled for this as it was the only thing I thought she wouldn’t miss.
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