If you have read my book, you know all about Pirate. Pirate and his mother have arrived in Scotland for their Christmas holidays. I fixed up the guest room for them; they are now both asleep on the sitting-room couch.
But when they first arrived they were all about cookies and conversation.
Pirate: I want a new cousin.
Auntie S: You can talk to your Auntie [mother-of-2] about that.
Pirate: I want a new SCOTTISH cousin!
Auntie S: Um, er, um, er, um. Sometimes people don't get to decide about that. It is God who decides.
Pirate's Mummy: I know a lady who is 43 and has a really cute 3 month old baby.
Auntie S: That's nice. That's a nice story. I like stories like that.
Pirate's Mummy: In Bulgaria there is no age limit on adopting children.
Auntie S: Goodness!