This is the conversation the children and I had in Suda’s car yesterday.
“Are you all happy to continue our adventure, or would you prefer to go home?” I asked.
“I’m happy to continue my adventure,” said Olivia.
“Abu Dhabi is my best village ever,” said Leo. “I want to go back to the Emirates Palace hotel.”
“I would like to rewind my adventure,” said Bea. I knew what was coming. I turned around to see her bottom lip trembling and then the tears came. “I miss Max,” she wailed. “I want to go home and see Max.”
“But darling girl,” I said. “We’re going to see lots of really interesting things, like India and Oman and the desert.”
More tears from Bea. “There’s nothing more interesting than Max,” she said, looking wistfully out of the window.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2008