Scene: Sophie’s mother has explained to her why Daddy was in hospital this week having a special operation and that she won’t be having any more brothers and sisters. Sophie didn’t appear to be paying attention. Later that day, at the crowded supermarket, they’re looking at the rows of packets of lentils...
Sophie aged 7, in a clear piping voice: It’s such a shame that Daddy’s lost all his seeds.
With thanks to Liz