Aidan had finished dinner before the rest of us one night last week and had asked to be excused from the table (oh, doesn’t that sound great? Asking to be excused! He more likely said, ‘I’m done; I’m going to go to my room now,’ and I said, ‘Okay, remember to clear your plate’ – yeah, that’s how it went). A moment later, as Nigel and I finished eating, Aidan rounded the corner, coming back into the kitchen.
Aidan: I want to have some ice cream.
Nigel: It’s in the freezer.
Me: [gently chuckling, thinking – where else would it be?] Thank you, Nigel.
Have a Happy New Year, everyone! Enjoy your celebrations, whether you’re kicking back at home or doing it up big. Just remember to put the ice cream back in the freezer!