I thought it was drab.

 

Me: Did you like the Olympic opening ceremony?

Mum: I’m undecided.

Me: Really? Why’s that?

Mum: I thought it was awfully…drab. And it spent too long dwelling on the war. I lived through it, you know.

Me: But the war was only a remembrance of those who died and it didn’t last long at all.

Mum: But it was depressing and drab. I liked the fireworks though. And the bluebirds on bikes.

Me: But not the rest?

Mum: Nah, drab.

Me: …

*****

We are wandering around Tesco with mum’s list.

Mum: I want Rice Crispies and Cornflakes. (we are in the washing detergent aisle)

Me: I’ll remember when we get there, mum.

Mum: I want Rice Crispies and Cornflakes. (we are in the bread aisle)

Me: I know, mum.

Mum: I want Rice Crispies and Cornflakes. (we are in the pasta and rice aisle)

Me: I won’t forget, mum. It’s fine. Look, here we are now. Right, you want Rice Crispies and Cornflakes?

Mum: I want sweeties. Do you want sweeties?

Me: …

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Margot Kinberg
    Jul 30, 2012

    Nettie – Oh, I can just see you and your mum in Tesco! Yikes! I want you to know too that I really admire your ability to choose the perfect examples of conversation that really show so much.

  2. Margot Kinberg
    Jul 30, 2012

    Nettie – Oh, I can just see you and your mum in Tesco! Yikes! I want you to know too that I really admire your ability to choose the perfect examples of conversation that really show so much.

  3. cameronlawton
    Jul 30, 2012

    aWW BLESS

  4. cameronlawton
    Jul 30, 2012

    aWW BLESS

  5. Priceless, Nettie!

  6. Priceless, Nettie!

  7. joskehan
    Dec 18, 2012

    Oh Bless her little white cotton socks!! She is so priceless!! xx

  8. joskehan
    Dec 18, 2012

    Oh Bless her little white cotton socks!! She is so priceless!! xx

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