Yesterday I was walking to the Post Office [so many of my posts here begin with that scenario don't they? You going to have to trust me that I also walk at other times.]
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes .. on the way to the Post Office. Of course.
And along the way I was heading toward a little boy [around 5] and his mother who was pushing a buggy with a toddler inside. And here's what I overheard ...
Time: 15.20 ish
Location: On the way to the Post Office, haven't you been listening to anything I've said?
Mother to little boy walking along the edge of the curb: "Stop that now, come on" [I think she was aware that he was almost blocking my way past].
Little boy: "I'm just doing my balancing".
Mother: "Well you shouldn't be doing your balancing next to the road. Now come on."
At this they passed behind me and I couldn't see what happened next ... although, from what she said next, I'm guessing he didn't quite stop ...
Mother [in a firm-but-not-too-mean voice]: "You won't get a birthday cake if you don't do what you're told."
And, considering I'm another with a January birthday [today in fact!] ... it really touched a nerve with me!!
Now then ... I haven't been balancing dangerously on anything today? Does that mean I get my cake now?
|Me celebrating my birthday - with cake - at the crop in 2009. @Hannah - how was this 5 years ago???|