Scene: As they walk up and down the aisles with the trolley, Sophie is chatting animatedly to her mother about a cartoon she had been watching before they came out. Without drawing breath, she then says in her little treble voice:
Sophie, aged 7: Mummy – about babies.
Mother: (warily and with some dread): Yeeeees?
Sophie: Well, you see I know how babies grow in your tummy, and I know how they get out. But what I don’t know is how they get IN...
Mother (sighing before the inevitable, aware of the smiling faces around her): Uh...
Sophie (without pausing): Can I have a Kit Kat?
With thanks to Liz.