What was that?

Leaves

Our walk to school at the moment is peppered with fiery red leaves, conkers, glittering spider webs and questions. The other morning, as we emerged from the end of our road, it started.

BUB.1: What was that?

Me: What was what?

BUB.1: That, Mummy.

Me: What, I didn’t see it?

BUB.1: What was it though?

Me: I don’t know, where? (looks behind)

BUB.1: THAT Mummy, what was it?

Me: I didn’t see it. What did it look like?

BUB.1: I’m asking YOU.

Me: But I don’t know what you mean?

BUB.1: What was it?

Me: What? Describe what it looked like and I can tell you.

BUB.1: You describe it Mummy!

Me: I can’t, I don’t know what ‘it’ was.

BUB.1: Yes Mummy, but that’s what I’m asking you, what was it?

Me: I don’t know. I didn’t see it. What was it?

BUB.1: I’m asking you Mummy!

Me: What sort of thing? Just so I can try to work out what it was.

BUB.1: What was it though?

Me: I don’t know. I didn’t see it.

BUB.1: Mummy!!

This went on for the entire five-minute walk, by the end of which I was almost crying with laughter and BUB.1 was tearing his hair out with rage.

I was so happy to see the lollilop lady, who proved to be the necessary distraction to break the cycle.

Until the next time.

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