Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year!

During our New Year walk to the (frozen) canal Junior spotted a discarded crisp packet lying in the snow. This was the conversation that followed - a somewhat typical exchange of words with a curious 6 year old boy:

Junior: Look Mummy, someone has dropped their crisp packet!
Me: I HATE that! There's no excuse for dropping litter.
Junior: What if there's no bin?
Me: Well, you just put it in your pocket and take it home with you.
Junior: But what if you don't have any pockets?
Me: Then you would just carry it in your hand and when you get home you can put it in the bin.
Junior: What if you haven't got any hands?
Me: You probably wouldn't be eating crisps if you didn't have any hands.
Junior: You might have a friend who was feeding you the crisps.
Me: Well in that case you would ask your friend to carry the crisp packet home for you.
Junior: But they might not be going home.
Me (slightly exasperated): Well, that might be the only time you would drop the crisp packet then.
Junior: So there IS an excuse for dropping litter then, Mummy!

Wishing you all the best for the coming year. May 2010 be happy, fruitful and trouble free. X


  1. Hope 2010 brings you all that you wish for. xx

  2. You too. Miss you loads xx