Following on from yesterday's theme 'out of the mouths of babes' ...... the early morning question today from Ellie was "nanny why didn't you and grandad wait for me before you got married?"
Flip explain that one!
On the 3rd November we will have been married for 31 years .....how the heck did that happen? Is it really 37 years since our first date at the high school youth club? I can't be that old already!
In those days it was virtually unheard of to live together and is was taken for granted that you would go out for a decent amount of time, get engaged, get married and set up home together in preparation for the patter of tiny feet. We saved hard for years for a mortgage on our first home which was purchased in 1978 and stood empty for 12 months before we tied the knot. Mainly because having paid a hefty deposit on the house we had nothing left to furnish it with and I don't think we would have dared move in anyhow. The house was £14,000 and the deposit was £2,000 plus fees.
Bit of a long winded explanation for a 6 year old don't you think so I just left it that we couldn't even wait for her mummy (and aunt & uncles) and we didn't know she was coming. She seemed quite happy with that explanation.
I wonder what tomorrow morning's question will be ?????