We gather for dinner at the end of a long day.
“Whatever would we do without your multitasking mum,” he asks rhetorically. The average child isn’t the least interested in the doings of a stay at home parent. It is entirely debatable, whether anyone is, interested that is to say. Most probably, those most directly affected are also the least interested. Those people would be all of the other people also in the same home.
“I am being.”
“What are you being dear?”
“I am being 2.”
“Two what dear?”
“What things are you being dear?” Somehow that still didn't come out quite right? I must be more tired than I thought?
“I am being dah multi.”
“Multi what dear?”
“Really. What tasks are you doing?”
“I am dah eatin…… [it's sort of eating, but not much is going down]
and I am dah sittin ……. [well, he's half on the chair, let's give the fellow the benefit of the doubt]
and ……I am dah sleeping…… [heavy eye lids]
which is being dah 3 fings…..not dah 2 fings.” His head drops like a rock to the table, mouth open, crumbs falling, fast asleep. There's not so much as a flicker of an eyelash but I suspect that his brain is still whirring.