1. That loo rolls become invisible to the naked male eye once they get down to the last few sheets, along with the last of the marmite, the tomato ketchup, the shampoo… the ‘finishing off’ and ‘disposing of’ such things, it has become apparent to me, is the preserve of the female of the species. Along with the scrubbing of the loo.
2. That mothers and babies, once the physical cord is cut, are connected by another invisible cord. A cord that is galvanised by the baby’s primal need to have the mother’s attention 24/7. No breaks. And by the mother’s primal fear that a bear may come and eat her baby while it sleeps… or something. The truth is that when mothers shut their eyes to sleep, or sit down to eat, that cord is tugged alerting the baby to the disturbance in the force. Mothers should not hope to eat or sleep… that is the end of that sentence.
3. That bananas do not do well in the fridge. Much better that they go in one of my cakes.
4. That needs indeed do must when the devil drives. The proof, if any were needed, is in my pudding. I have learned to cook.
5. That to our parents, whatever we may do, we will never stop being children. And that our own children, grown as big as they may grow, will always be our babies.
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