3 – Number of people who cried before dinner: the Princess because I wouldn’t give her a bowl of cornflakes, Michael because I wouldn’t let him have his party bag from the creche and me because the Princess cannoned in to me while I was sitting on the floor and knocked my head into the cast iron radiator (big bump).
3 – Number of people who actually ate any dinner: me, Mr. Waffle and the Princess (reluctantly), dinner boycotted by the boys (determinedly).
1 – Number of people who sat down triumphantly to a bowl of cornflakes at 8 o’clock.
2 – Number of people who howled hungrily and refused to get into the bath.
1 – Number of people who stayed up on the computer until one in the morning.
1 – Number of people awoken from slumbers in the middle of the night by errant spouse blinding him with bathroom light.