A very charming nursery rhyme that we all know (except it stops being charming after being repeated for the thousandth time, but that’s a story for another day!)
So you can imagine the tragedy, the horror, when an accidental trip causes a fall which breaks the gingerbread man’s arm clean off… Whereas Daniel was almost inconsolable, I could not help thinking back to the scene in Shrek where the gingerbread man gets tortured – “no, not the buttons…!”
The solution to the tragedy came from a charming and unexpected source: “You know what, mommy? Now he can compete in the Paralympics…”
Kids. They say the darndest things.