Any parent of a teenager will know that they don't say a lot.............................lots of grumping, moaning and grunting but not much actual speaking.
Imagine my surprise then when on Saturday, while waiting for his flu jab, I asked Samuel about his Christmas dance at school only to have him speak to me and use a very big word for 9am on a Saturday morning!!
Mum - So when is your school dance?
S - I'm not going.
Mum - are your mates going?
S - No. It's not "mandatory" you know!!
Well that told me didn't it?