One day, I was driving my eldest daughter to kinder. She started calling from the back seat, “Mum! Look what I did!!”
I said “honey, I’m driving right now, why don’t you tell me what you did, instead?”
So she said very enthusiastically, “I drew a FENCE!”
I was still driving. I said “OK that’s nice… wait, where did you draw it?”
“Oh, on the window!” she said cheerfully.
“Ah. and ergh.” I said, driving along. Then I began to wonder how to clean it off, and THEN I began to wonder what the drawing was made of.
I asked her “What did you draw it with?”
And she said, proudly, “with CHEESE!”
I did that inward groan that parents do on a just about hourly basis, per child.
We got to the kinder, and she ran off as I was waving goodbye. As usual.
Then I began driving quietly home.
Until it dawned up on me.