The children often tell me where their parents are. "My daddy's at work," is obviously the most common one. But sometimes we get some surprises...
Thalia looked at me and told me that her daddy was at work.
"Oh, and where's your mummy?" I asked.
Jude then told me that his daddy was at work, "making money". Thalia said, "My daddy's got money."
"Oh, who else has got money in your family."
"Me. And my doggy."
"What about your mummy?" I asked.
"No," said Thalia, like I was some kind of crazy. "My mummy goes shopping."