I got a fantastic phone call from my daughter in Perth tonight.
“Dad! You won’t believe what happened!”
“You got your licence!”
“No. I did go for a lesson though, and almost ran off the road. But this isn’t about that.”
“You’re coming home!”
“No. Not until October. You know that.”
“You’re getting married and he’s rich!”
“Maybe I should just tell you.”
“You missed the sound of my voice and just wanted to talk to me!”
“That’s a given,” she said. “But anyway, I was at work and I heard these customers talking in the next aisle.” Miss18 works in a chemist selling cosmetics and perfume. “They were talking about a blog.”
“Oh, yes.” I admit at this point I had a hunch where this might be going.
“Then one of them mentioned something about it being a big family blog,” said Miss18. “I stuck my head around the corner and asked if maybe they were talking about Big Family. Little Income and they said they were and how ‘he’s so funny’. I told them ‘he’ is my dad and they said, ‘Oh, so you’re Miss18. The sweetest girl in the whole world….most the time.'”
What are the odds? On the other side of the country!
I think Miss18 got a bit of a thrill out of this encounter. But however much she’s loving it I don’t think she could hold a candle to how chuffed I am. Whoever you two lovely people are, you have made my day!
But not Tracey’s day, because since I got off the phone to Miss18 I’ve been singing the chorus of Fame! all around the house and generally annoying her silly.
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’raising a family on little more than laughs’