Silence is golden

7:24 am
kids, nursery

Do you ever find that in this increasing litigious society we live in, life is becoming dominated by ass-covering forms?

I mean, nursery has forms for every occasion:- forms for obtaining parental consent to dispense medicine; forms for obtaining consent that they actually did dispense the medicine;

forms for accidents at school; one colour for if your child has injured themselves, another colour for if they have injured someone else.

Before the boys learnt to talk, I was upset the first time number 1 son (N1S) was bitten by another child and in this ridiculously politically correct world, they were unable to tell me which child it was. I guess if I think about it, I can understand why, but it didn’t stop me quizzing N1S to see if I could get him to disclose ‘whodunnit’. Needless to say, at that time, my attempts were futile. Silence was far from golden – more a slightly tarnished brass plated colour…

However, it wasn’t long before the shoe was on the other foot, and N1S had sought justice by sinking his gnashers into some unsuspecting chubby cheeked toddler.  The only thing that saved me feeling completely mortified was the fact that his ‘recipient’ would probably face similar questioning from their parent and was like to ‘take the 5th’. Definitely a case where silence is golden!

That’s all gone by the board now that they can both talk and the first thing they tell you is ‘so and so hit/pushed/shouted at me’ or worse ‘I hit/pushed/shouted at so and so’ !

Come back silence – all is forgiven 🙂

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