i collected ronnie from school this evening sporting a very colourful superhero cape that he had made himself. this is our conversation in the car.

HPMcQ: so what else did you make rooster?

ronnie: a sword, argghhhhhhh, and i’m going to chop your head off with it!

HPMcQ: well that’s not very nice, how will i drive the car home without my head?

ronnie: i’m only pretending mummy

HPMcQ: oh i see, were you pulling my leg?

ronnie: no i’m not, i’m all the way back here and you are there, i can’t reach your leg.