Me: Guess what.
Me: The other day, Edward picked up this Silence figure and started caressing its head. It was very sweet.
Me: I’ll put it back down here now, so we don’t lose it. Ooh, guess what? Edward picked up this figure the other day and started stroking its head. We laughed a lot. I’d better put it back down again, so we don’t lose it.
Thomas: You already told me that?
Me: Told you what?
Thomas: About the figure.
Me: What figure? Oh, look, where’d that come from? I’ll tell you something interesting – the other day Edward picked this up and started stroking it. Mummy and I laughed a lot.
Thomas [giggling]: Daddy, you’ve told me that three times now.
Me: Sorry, what have I told you?
Thomas: About the Silence.
Me: The what? Oh, look, what’s this doing here. Now I’ll tell you something about this –
Thomas: Daddy, you already told me that.
Me: What, about Edward stroking it? Did I tell you that already?
Thomas: Yes, you did.
Me: Oh, right.
Thomas: I don’t get it, by the way.