Our front door bell doesn’t work. Or rather it does work but it goes off all the time – orÂ that localÂ kids are playing knock down ginger on us all day long. Either way, we have unplugged the bloody bellÂ and now rely on a note requesting a heavy knock.
This happened this morning. Early doors, 7am -Â heavy knocking. A delivery? On aÂ bank holiday.Â
I charged downstairs – wondering as I pounded two stairs atÂ a time,Â how I canÂ make my pyjamas more cool? I can’t go topless these days – so I go forÂ untucked – more casual?
I opened the door to be greeted by twoÂ police officers.
Blimey, have I said something on stage that has offended someone?
It turns out that weÂ had left two of our car doors fully open all night. Not one door but two! Bloody kids. I have four kidsÂ which meansÂ narrowing down culprits will beÂ impossible.
The police officer asks me to check to see if anything valuable has been stolen.
I check the sat-nav but I am not too worried.Â As it turns out, itÂ is still presentÂ out but I am don’t really care.Â The really valuable thing in my household was not in myÂ car overnight.Â Because the most valuable thing in my household is my eldest son – and he is safe upstairs asleep.
I shut the car doorS and I thank the officers for their vigilance and concern – and I make a note to myself to find out which kids are to blame. Already, I have narrowed it down to three. The valuable sonÂ gets more leeway these days.
Unfair perhaps but so is life…
“how tom holland eclipsed his dad” by Dominic Holland
A five star book available at Amazon and SmashwordsÂ and not available at anyÂ good book shops