I asked Sam what he wants to do today. Without any moment for consideration he said “go to the beach, see sea-camels!” “We can’t go to the beach today, but we’re planning on taking you to the coast next weekend and go camping. We can bring your bucket and spade and go to the beach then.”
“NO” Sam said. I go on aeroplane, I go on train, I see Nanna and Grandad and I go to the beach today!”
I didn’t blink about the sea camels. I asked him yesterday morning if he had slept well, and did he have any fun dreams? “What did you think about when you were sleeping last night?” He’d replied “sea camels”.
“A sea camel in the water. Goes splash. Bagpuss likes the sea camel. Bagpuss and sea camel good friends.”
Well, okay then.
He’s now dressed in his swimmies, pulled a filing cabinet out of the cupboard and declared. “Going to the office now, got to go to work!”