Me: It’s Tony the Postman’s birthday today so I thought we should all wish him a very Happy Birthday.
Nell: Yes, Happy Birthday Tony. We would be doing this in person, of course, if he wasn’t away on holiday.
Me: Everybody needs a holiday, Nell. Tony works very hard. He will be back soon.
Nell: Toby is having a holiday with Tony and Sue’s daughter and family while they are away.
Me: Is he?
Nell: Yes, he was telling David about it on WoofsApp.
Me: I hope he’s behaving himself. Tony says he can be a bit of a scallywag. Stealing Sue’s knitting and Tony’s socks.
Nell: I’m afraid he may have inherited that from his Uncle David along with his good looks. David does have a penchant for socks.
Me: He looks an awful lot like Dave, doesn’t he? Sweet boy.
Nell: This is a week of birthdays.
Me: Yes, it is.
Nell: Tony’s today, Shannon’s birthday on Friday and yours on Sunday.
Me: I’m not really going to be celebrating my birthday this year, Nell.
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: I’m afraid Kev has to go into hospital on Sunday for another operation so I will driving to and fro to Plymouth.
Nell: Oh dear.
Me: We are hoping he can come home the same day but I will need to look after him, so no partying.
Nell: There can still be cake, you know.
Nell: And cuddles.
Me: That would be nice.
Nell: Poppy will cook you something tasty.
Me: I’m not sure Kev will be hungry.
Nell: You have to eat.
Nell: Why didn’t you tell me about this before?
Me: I didn’t want to worry you.
Nell: That’s what I’m here for. You and me. Always. Remember?
Me: Yes. Sorry.