Yesterday, along with the usual cries of “Where’s my games kit, who stole my lunch bag, I’ve only got one shoe”, Matilda threw in a request for a bunch of flowers. Her friend Issy had phoned in tears because their cat had been hit by a car. Poor Issy, she was distraught. I’m not sure whether or not the flowers helped, but it was nice that Matilda chose to express her sympathy this way rather than sending a text full of emoticons.
Though of course it’s entirely possible that she sent one of those as well