Last night at dinner Olivia asked Leo and Bea how many children they were going to have.
“Three,” said Bea. “Called Manon, Rupert and Helena.”
“What if you have three boys?” asked Olivia
“Doesn’t matter,” said Bea.
Leo rather worryingly announced he was going to have 34 “childrens” as he calls them. The questions then progressed to a quiz which proved a fascinating insight into their little minds. Olivia, of course, was quiz-master.
Olivia: Leo Wright, is it better to be Spiderman or to have a Ferrari?
Leo: To have a Ferrari.
Olivia: Right answer! Now, what is the nicest animal in the world?
Olivia: Wrong answer! Bea?
Olivia: That’s the right answer! Now, what is the best thing for you that you can eat?
Olivia: Wrong answer. Bea?
Bea: Is it drinking?
Olivia: No, it’s fruit. Now Leo, what is the best country in the world?
Leo: Is this the London question? I want the London question. (The London question is what is the capital of England).
Olivia: I want gets nothing.
Me: Is the answer England?
Olivia: No, there is one that is a little bit better, it’s Sweden because you have POP and Hennes. (Both clothes shops, there’s nothing superficial about my children). Now what is the word we should be saying the whole time?
Olivia: Wrong! Bea?
Bea: Please and thank you.
Olivia: Is the correct answer. Well done Bea, you won!
So there we have it. The right answer is to live in Sweden, surrounded by sheep(s), eat fruit, say please and thank you and drive a Ferrari.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2007
I have told you before not to give them wine with their dinner…