Well it’s nearly time to visit my parent’s for Christmas. It’ll be the first time I’ve spent any time a Christmas with them in over 14 years. This isn’t because we don’t get on, its firstly because I usually work over Christmas and partly because they usually go away for the holidays.
I know that some of the time will be spent setting up Mum’s PC and printer, new mouse I’ve bought her and probably a lot of time spent teaching her how to print something off.
I can see it now, her little notebook in hand, writing down everything I say so she can follow the instructions. I am quite tempted to throw a couple of silly instructions in to see if she is paying attention: “Place a digestive biscuit on your head and right-click the cat.” That would be really funny but rather wicked. We are not beyond such jokes though. I have lost count of the amount of times I have removed remote control batteries, or covered the remote sensor on the TV just for a giggle. As a child I used to regularly sellotape the front door lock or the light switches, just for giggles.
Mmm what trick can I play on Dad this year?…………..