(Dateline: Last Week / Location: Granite Glen)
'Salina had hurt her foot - you know the bit of the foot that is really tender, on the top up towards the "bunion ring" (her word for the sticky out bit of the ankle since forever) and was trying desparately hard not to cry too loudly.
"Don't you hate it when that happens," I said to her. "That is the bit where it hurts so much you almost feel like swearing. Should we make up a suitable swear word?"
Dash broke in. "Auntie Jeanie," he said, "sometimes when I am hurt like that, I use REAL swear words inside my head."
'Salina agreed that she too has a habit of internalised swearing.
When I recounted this to Bush Babe she replied "and sometimes they don't stay inside his head."
He looks so innocent.