"What's this mamma?" My son says sternley, picking up the JPS I forgot to put in the cupboard last night.
"Mamma. These are really bad for you. They're the worst because they've got lots of chemicals in them."
"Yes, I know but... but look!" I take out my copy of Easyway to Stop Smoking from my bag. "I'm going to stop!"
"What does that book say?"
"It tells me how to stop!"
"They're all bad mamma. The chemical ones and the ones you smoke. STOP IT."
Then he coughs - a really phlegmy one - a coincidence - just not a very pleasant one.
(Taken from Notebook - 18th January)