What’s your age – check your knickers!Blog
posted April 18th 2018
I began my content writing business, My Words Work For You, in 2013. I write for a varied list of clients but The Grandparents Hub is one of my favourites. I am an active ‘guide parent’ to Matilda, aged two, a great aunt (I prefers ‘fabulous aunt’) to Beatrice, very nearly four, and a regular babysitter to Peter, Oscar, George and Sophie. The ‘void’ left as my own children became adults has been filled with experiences that I share with you here. The Grandparents Hub is a voice for all of us whose lives are enriched by little ones.
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My elderly neighbour had a visit from her great granddaughter. It was going quite well, the little girl was happy to chat in the absence of her toys and the two enjoyed each other’s company.
One of the many questions she asked was, ‘Granny, how old are you?’ Giving the standard reply to avoid sharing her age, my friend’s response was, ‘Ooh I don’t know, I can’t remember’. At this point, this four year old had a brilliant idea, ‘It’s OK Granny, I know what to do. If you pull your knickers down and look in the label, it will tell you’. It took a few seconds for the penny to drop.
I can picture the M&S range now, knickers for every age from one to a hundred. Who knows, it could have legs, maybe I should get a patent in place for her before someone steals the idea and makes their fortune.