Have I mentioned before that children are vectors of disease? The Free-Ride offspring are no exception in this regard. As a result, I’ve been laid low with fever and assorted flu-like symptoms.
Sadly, this did not result in an edifying and amusing conversation about the workings of the immune system. Maybe when I’m better.
However, I did manage to overhear (and transcribe) a conversation the sprogs were having without me.
(While eating breakfast and trying to ignore a minor incursion of ants in the kitchen)
Younger offspring: I wish ants were extinct.
Elder offspring: Really?
Younger offspring: Really!
Elder offspring: What would the anteaters eat?
Younger offspring: Fine, there can be ants only where the anteaters are, but not in the house.
Elder offspring: What if there were anteaters in our house?
Younger offspring: I don’t suppose that would happen.