On the way to Drusilla’s Park near Alfriston we were talking about the last time we had been there. Mm1 must have been about three and Mm2 was a year old. Suddenly Mm1 started talking about when Mm2 was born. She was 21 months old and this is how she remembers it.
Mm1: m2 was my birthday present. When I was two Mm2 was born and he was my birthday present.
Me: Was Mm2 the best birthday present you have ever had?
Mm1: Yes he was! (smiling) On my birthday I went to the hospital to get my present. Mm2 was my surprise birthday present as I didn’t know we were having a baby!
Me: (thinking to self) Aw how lovely, my kids really love each other aw!
A few minutes later…….
Mm1: I was only joking when I said Mm2 was my best birthday present ever!