Me: Do you always do what C (our childminder) says?
Me: Do you always do what Mummy and Daddy say?
Her (laughing): No.
Me: Then why do you always do what C says?
Her: Because C is strict. You should be strict too like C and J&P [the heart surgeon and her husband who operate an impressively tight ship].
Me: Would you really like us to be stricter?
Me: But you always cry when we’re strict.
Her: Those are tears of joy, Mummy.