Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Ever noticed how a baby's first words are never "Ta!" or "Please!". Here, we had "No!", "Mine!", and "Meeee!", the only words a toddler really needs for the next year. And yes, the exclamation mark are self-inclusive. First sentence; "My Dog!", in reference to a finger puppet, accompanied by a flourish of ownership, and a pressing of the aforementioned puppet to her heart. Not sadly, "Dearest Mummy, if you would allow, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to you for the past year of selfless sacrifice, your sleepless nights and your removal of suspicious substances from my nether regions without pulling too much of a face."

Not even a "Ta Mum". Exclamation.

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