She’s in the living room, comfy in pyjamas, staring blissfully into space, humming a tune to herself as she runs a hair-dryer over her face and body….
ME: What are you doing?
Daughter looks at me as though I am disturbed…
DAUGHTER : What does it look like?
ME: It looks like you’re drying your skin and pyjamas with your hairdryer
DAUGHTER : Wrong.
ME: OK, please enlighten me…what in the name of Eastenders are you doing?
DAUGHTER : It’s obvious isn’t it?
ME: Well, no, actually..
DAUGHTER : You’re not very perceptive are you mum..
My daughter continues to stare blissfully into space and resumes humming. 10 minutes later…she’s still staring blissfully into space, humming a tune to herself as she runs her hair-dryer over her pyjamas and face…
Daughter looks at me and smiles..
DAUGHTER: I’m giving myself a sunny feeling mum…a happy sunny feeling…………
ME: I love you
Daughter turns off hairdryer and looks at me as though I am disturbed…