Harriet registers a complaint

Nell: Harriet has registered an official complaint.

Me: Why?

Nell: Poppy is getting too much attention.

Me: Who from?

Nell: David and Kev.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: Apparently David spent hours playing Bitey Faces with Poppy yesterday and this morning Harriet had to sit by and watch Kev cuddle Poppy and call her his ‘Darling little Popsicle’. I quote.

Me: Well, she is.

Nell: Harriet says everyone knows that she is ‘Daddy’s Girl’ and his ‘Princess’.

Me: One doesn’t rule out the other.

Nell: That’s what I said. She says David used to play Bitey Faces with her for hours but now he is too exhausted and just wants to read on his lounger.

Me: Dave’s never too exhausted to play, or cuddle and I certainly wouldn’t call him a reader, although he enjoyed our book.

Nell: He liked the pictures and he loved the recipes.

Me: So what’s turned Harriet into a green-eyed monster?

Nell: She is just jealous.

Me: But why?

Nell: I think she’s having a Crisis of Confidence. It happens to us all. Even I have been known to request an extra cuddle.

Me: I’ve noticed.

Nell: Now, talking of monsters, did you hear that annoying Beefy this morning?

Me: No.

Nell: The wretched seagull has been sneezing all over the garden.

Me: It sounds like hay fever. There’s a lot of it around at the moment.

Nell: Yes. But it keeps shouting ‘Sorry’ after each sneeze and then Malcolm shouts back ‘Bless you.’

Me: That’s rather sweet if you think about it.

Nell: Don’t start.

Me: Maybe Malcolm should give it some honey and lemon. It’s probably got an awfully sore throat.

Nell: Certainly not. Beefies must never be encouraged. Everybody knows that.

Me: I know but this one might be the exception. Sorry.

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