‘Eye Spy, with my little piggies, something beginning with Red!’ Scarlett exclaimed from the back seat of the car.
It had been a long journey.
‘Something beginning with ‘Red’?’ I asked, checking that I understood the parameters of this game.
Clearly I don’t, at least not in the traditional sense of the word.
‘Yes, Nana. Something beginning with ‘Red’.’ She replied, very chirpily.
Hmmm… let me think…
‘Is it in the car Scarlett?’ I enquired, in a vain attempt to narrow the possibilities down a tad.
‘Nope’. She replied, with much more than just a hint of satisfaction.
‘Is it outside the car then?’
The puzzled look on my face probably means more to you than it did to her.
‘Is it at your house?’ I ventured, hopefully.
Is it at Nana’s house?’
Can you give me a clue? I was beginning to sound a little desperate.
‘Nope’ she replied, steadfastly.
‘Is it by the seaside?’
‘Is it in the supermarket?’
‘Is it in the garden?’
‘Who’s garden?’ – AHA! I was getting somewhere? I cast about frantically in my grey matter to weigh up the odds…
‘Your garden?’ I tentatively offered.
‘Erm…’ she teased.
There was a big smile on her face now.
‘Is it in Nana’s garden then?’ I was getting a little frustrated.
‘Maybe’ came the reply.
‘So… it’s something beginning with ‘red’ and it’s in Nana’s garden?’ I wanted to confirm before we went any further.
‘Yes’ Scarlett purred.
‘Is it a flower?’
‘Can I eat it?’
‘But I can!’ Scarlett declared, delightedly.
I should have known.
‘Is it a strawberry?’
‘YES! Nana, you’re SO clever! How did you KNOW?’ The joy on my two-year-old granddaughter’s face was so precious and wonderful, all frustration simply disappeared.
Of COURSE it was a strawberry! How much fun is Eye Spy with two-year-olds?
Thanks for reading!