So, after how ever many years, I finally decided it was about time that I introduced The Girl to the delights of Jurassic Park (the original of course) and so we have been watching it quite happily for a while – and she is LOVING it (even if there is no internet or mobile phones, the special effects aren’t as good as Primeval and it is VERY long!)
I happened to point out that I once had a very lovely handwritten letter Richard Attenborough – addressed to me personally and everything!
The Girl: So have you still got it?
Me: no, unfortunately not
TG: Why not? did you throw it away?
Me: No, of course I didn’t – I would never have thrown anything like that away! but, it was actually for work and while I was on maternity leave, my boss took the chance to shred a lot of my paperwork – and unfortunately that included my ‘celebrity contacts’ file.
TG: I’m sorry mum!
me: Why are YOU sorry?
TG: Well, it’s my fault – if you hadn’t had me, then you wouldn’t have been off work, would you?
Me: Don’t be silly, it’s not YOUR fault you were born!
TG: OK, it was dad’s fault
Me (grudgingly): Well, not quite – it wasn’t exactly his own decision, was it?
TG: No, I guess you did put his sperm in you, didn’t you!
Me: Ewwwwww!!! No! Gross!! Don’t EVER say anything liek that to me EVER again!! that’s disgusting.
She just shrugged.