H wasn’t listening on Saturday morning. I decided extreme measures were needed to make her listen.

‘If you don’t do this then the party is cancelled!’ I told her dramatically. She shrugged and Shaun did something she didn’t like.

‘Daddy! You did that, and I don’t like it. If you don’t do what I say, then (dramatic pause) THE PARTY IS CANCELLED!’

Shaun and I “okay!! Let’s cancel!”

H looked a little bit puzzled.

I sniggered.

I suspect this is the way it’s going to be until she’s sixteen, isn’t it?