Etina and I were chatting about our role as the perfect (theoretical) parents after Etina had heard about her cousin’s son cycling around in their house at Christmas. Etina’s cousin stated that she never thought she would allow an action like that, but stated that you realise how much softer you are on your children when they are in the world.
I smiled knowingly at Etina and said ‘Not a chance!’. She of course ever the more realistic one in our marriage answered ‘Don’t be too sure Mark’. When I said ‘I am sure’ she was forced to inquire as to why this was a point I was convinced about. I then gave her my triumphant nod and uttered ‘Number one: The Shining and number two: The Omen’.
Of course the fact that Etina has watched maybe one horror film in the whole of her life meant that my words could as easily have been spoken in Old English for the blank look they received.
You know what I mean though don’t you…don’t you?