During the car journey back home from Oman we asked the children what they had done that morning.
“We woke up,” said Bea, referring to herself and her friend Polly, “we went for a bike ride up to breakfast and then we had breakfast. We had cut up banana, mango, pineapple and then we ordered waffles. We had an orange juice too. Then we were hungry again and had some more bread.”
Olivia told us that she and her friend Charlotte did much the same, but for breakfast they had “orange juice, some fruit, some cereal and then we ordered bacon and eggs”.
And Leo and his five-year-old friend Max? What did they do? “We woke up,” Leo told us proudly, “and then we played with our willies.”
If you ever wondered what the difference between girls and boys is, there it is. And it doesn’t change.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2010