‘I love you in the morning
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening
And underneath the moon
Oh skiddly dinky dinky rink diddly rinky do
I LOVE YOU’ (Alula sings)
Mummy, I love you, she says.
I love you more, I say.
I love you most, she says.
I love you to the moon
I love you to the moon and back
I love you to the pleidian mother ship and back
What’s that? she asks.
Never mind, I love you to the end of the universe and back
Well I love you that plus one
You can’t. It’s not possible
Because when you’re a mummy you’ll realize what love really is. I will always love you more than anything in this whole universe.
I will always love you most, Alula argues.
No. One day you’ll have a baby. And you’ll love that most.
Will I have a girl?
Maybe. But you might have a boy.
No. I don’t want a boy.
Well you’ll love it anyway.
I’ll love that baby more than anything in the whole world ever won’t I? More than I love my puppy and more than I love you.
Yes you will. And I will love you more than anything else in the world.
You know mummy, you can’t throw rubbish in the sea because the fishes eat the rubbish thinking it’s food and then they die.
Ok, good to know.
And at school we all put our hands together and think of our favourite colour and then we say ‘whooooooooosh’ and send our colour to all the fishes and the aminals that are feeling sick. They did it to me the other day when Dil hit me in the head by accident.