Today is 'Black Friday' - a bit of American 'kulcha' for you - Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when everyone wakes up from their triptophan haze and says 'fuck me, it's officially Christmas time, I must shop NOW'. Unless like me you woke up at a friendly 8:30am realizing you were already 3 1/2 hours too late for the JC Penney sale. WTF America? Who needs this so chuffing early, or quite honestly at all?
No, I did the next best thing and rolled over to ask my bleary-eyed toddler what she wanted for Christmas.
"Spongebob-underpants" was her reply - eyes glued to the telly. This of course prompted LK to say "I love lamp".
Not to be undone by her flagging attention span, I tried again.
"Anna, if you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, something you don't have perhaps, what would you like?"
Ha, this time there was a glimmer of recognition, of the enormity of the question, the potential ramifications. She thought long and hard, and came up with;
Don't let your daughters grow up to be Cal girls.