We've been reading a book about a little boy who gets an imaginary friend who comes to live with him when his baby brother is born. The imaginary friend (Hullaballoony) is very naughty, and the little boy (Joe) doesn't really like him but can't get rid of him. It all ends very nicely, and is a lovely book, but it got Mapera thinking.
"The naughty mermaid does my bad things Mummy" she said to me
"Well," says I "if that naughty mermaid comes here, you boot it out and tell it that it's not welcome in our house"
"I'm gonna kick it in the knickers" says she
That's my girl.