Me: “Tilly you could spend your birthday money at the weekend, or you could decide on something you might like that’s a bit bigger and save up for it.
Tilly: “But the only thing I really want is a rabbit.”
Phoebe (starting to cry what seem to be real tears) “But I really want a kitten and we can’t have one because they make Daddy sneeze”
Me: “That’s true sweetie Daddy is allergic. Maybe we can think about getting a different sort of pet like a goldfish.”
Phoebe (stops crying) “Can we get an elephant?”