She said to me just the other day: 'You always EMPHASIZE with people.'
And she's ABSOLUTELY right - I do, I really, really DO!
She has also mastered the fine art of the compliment, telling me: 'If there's one thing I like about you, you're punctual.'
When I first started writing poetry and produced a little booklet of it, I didn't have any blurb for the back so I used this genuine comment from her:
Me: I'm really struggling with the plot of this story
Mum: Can't you just make something up?
Sometimes she comes out with fascinating, almost poetic, statements about the world around her: 'Your father has no joie de vivre - that's why he never understood the dog.'
So I should have expected this, this week:-
Me: I'm going to see Status Quo at Speke Hall next month.
Mum: Are they still alive?
Probably... it wouldn't be much of a show if they weren't, would it?