The Girl: Mummy, I feel a bit sad.
Me: That’s a shame, why?
We have just established how very excited she is to see everyone at preschool and she has rehearsed saying “Happy new year” for an entire 10 minutes…
Me: Will you miss me?
The Girl: We have had a lot of time together over the holidays.
Me: Yes so it will be sad to be apart again?
The Girl: Mummy…it was a lot of time.
I know, I know, it was indeed a lot of time…