Small Sprog shrieks from upstairs "Mum there's no toilet paper!"
I run up to the bathroom brandishing a new roll.
Tall Girl is already outside, with shoes on, ready to go.
I "unpick" the new roll because if I let him do it, most of the first few meters will be in shreds.
"Ooh!" He squeals "It's got dogs on!"
We usually buy the unbranded stuff but Husband came home with this lot after an urgent phone call last Friday! (We were down to the last roll and I was housebound with a sick child! )
"Yes it has puppies on! Now come on or you'll be late for school"
Tall girl charges up the stairs.
"Why are you here?" I say feeling that the morning is getting a little out of hand.
"I though you were ready"
(Please don't say she needs to 'go' now!)
"I've come to look at the puppies!"
She was outside, how did she know? She has ears like a bat!
And there they both are, standing by the toilet, admiring the embossed puppy shape on the new toilet tissue!! Lovely! Who'd have thought toilet tissue could be such fun?!!!
Were we late for school? Yes. "Sorry miss, we were just looking at the puppies!"