Do you ever find yourself in trouble? Or do you insist that trouble has a way of finding you? Teaching my daughter about “opposites” when she was very young, such as happy – sad, good – bad, big – little, high – low (you get the idea?) turned out to be more than I bargained for as she caught on very quickly!
When she was still at that adorable young age where a child will be thrilled in going almost anywhere with a parent, I took her to a local swimming pool. After a couple of hours playing in the water, we entered the ladies changing rooms. My daughter took delight in proudly demonstrating what she had newly learnt, and pointed at a lady standing near us in a wet bathing costume and said emphatically “thin”. The woman smiled warmly back at my daughter who was rather pleased with herself at grasping the concept of opposites. She then pointed to a large curvaceous naked woman opposite us, and before I could stop her, in a clear voice loud enough so everyone could hear, she said “fat”! It was at this point I wanted the floor to open up and swallow me!