Last weekend my nine year old and eleven year old nieces were staying with their mother.
Eleven: 'In the car on the way up Mummy was asking how we'd describe you to a police officer.' (I chose to not think about that question too deeply).
Eleven: 'Short....sorry Kate but you are, blonde curly hair and....CRAZY!'
Eleven: 'Nine said that!'
Some time later I said to Nine: 'So I hear that Mummy asked you guys how you'd explain me to a police officer?'
Nine: 'Short, blonde curly hair that goes down between your top lip and your chin, with mousey ringlets and crazy.'
Nine: 'Eleven said that!'
I don't know whether to feel proud or short.