(Bear) “I’m too TIRED to do my lunch box”
(Jolly) “Mummy, Bear’s really tired, and her head is very hot”
(me, from upstairs) “she’s fine, she’s just tired and moany from school that’s all”
(Bear) “But I’m TIRRRRED”
(Jolly)”Bear, don’t cry, I’LL do your lunchbox for you, would you like that?”
(crying noises cease instantly)
(Boy) “Jolly, don’t you do that! She’s just moaning, she has GOT to learn. Oh, what are you doing? Well, that’s it then. You’ll be doing her lunch box for the next five years – good luck with THAT!”