Monday, January 18, 2010
Last night, after the girls were in bed, I was sitting in my big green chair in the living room reading The Last Samurai and drinking tea. The book is amazing, and I was very engrossed in it. I had just taken a mouthful of very hot tea and put the mug down on the table next to me when Rachel jumped up from where she had been hiding behind my chair and yelled “Boo!” in my ear.
I jumped about a foot in the air.
Rae: Ha! Did I scare you Mummy? Did I? I was so quiet that you didn’t even hear me. Wasn’t that funny?
Me: No! It wasn’t funny. You really scared me. And I’m drinking very hot tea. That isn’t funny at all. You could have made me spill it and I could have been burned.
Rae: Oh no you wouldn’t. I made sure you put the tea down before I scared you. I’m very thoughtful.