Thursday, October 16
"Yes?" I said, putting down the book that I was glued to and trying to pay attention to her for once.
"Do you think Father Christmas could make me something? Or maybe the elves?"
"Father Christmas? It's only October! Yesterday you swam in the sea and you're already thinking about Christmas?"
"Well, because I know what present I would like, and...but..it has to be made."
" Go on then, tell me.."
She jumped up off the sofa and excitedly started gesticulating, miming what she had in mind while she spoke.
"It's a horse! About this big," she jumped back onto the sofa and measured out about half of it.
"Made of wood or I don't know what. Not too big, see? We can fit it into the house because it's really quite small! And then, it has to have a button, a green button, here.." she pointed in mid-air, demonstrating the precise point of the button. I imagined that it was on the neck of the horse as she seemed to be straddled over something.
"And then I go on the horse, like this," she did a giddy-up thing and jiggled invisible reins up and down for a bit, "and go over to the door, and open it, and..."
She looked at me to make sure I was still paying attention, "...and then I press the button and the horse turns into a real unicorn and flies out of the door, and we can fly all around the world!!" She galloped out of the door for a few seconds and came rushing back in, eyes wide with excitement.
"Do you think Father Christmas can make me one of those?"
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