I was blown away by a remark from a near-11 year-old yesterday. She was talking about a good friend of hers – a lovely, well-mannered, but very quiet child.

“She’s not like her mum or dad at all, they are a bit hippie if you know what I mean. I guess they really think outside the box. But Emily … Emily is so tightly folded up, she doesn’t even touch the sides of the box.”

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings …