Every night before bed we list the people who love you. It is a long list and you are usually asleep before the end.
You have us, your mummies who fought for you. Your sister who happens to be a dog. Grandy Mogs and Nanny Jacky. Grandad. Your aunties and your second-cousin. Great aunts and uncles, three great-grandparents. Your Greek family who haven’t met you yet but ask for news of you whenever we speak.
We added three more people to the list this week. An uncle and aunt and a pony-mad cousin to influence you in the right direction. Your mummy met them for the first time this week.
Imagine that – to have a brother and know nothing of him.
You’re lucky to have each other, aren’t you? Somebody with whom to share your childhood, somebody who will understand all of your games.
You’re lucky to have so much family. Somebody always has you in their thoughts.
Three more people to love you (and a little fourth, whom you haven’t yet met).
We like to add people to your list.