We were watching something on TV that featured, as these programmes often do, a talking bear.
Ellie watches for a while then, after a bit of thought, says: “Bears don’t talk, do they?”
Me: “Yes, that’s right Ellie”
Ellie: “They go ‘RAWWWWRR!’ ”
Then she went back to speed-solving her Rubik’s cube*
Luckily she hasn’t yet worked out the shocking truth about Father Christmas! His only giving presents to children who are good is a damn useful tool at this time of year – & I’m not about to lose it!
* OK, I made that bit up