Last year I got a remote control car for my birthday. It was white. To start off with.
The trouble with remote control cars is they don’t do as they are told. If you try and make them go one way, they go the other, plus if you drive them through muddy puddles, they conk out.
Mum says I shouldn’t have driven my car through a puddle. She says it makes the battery wet. That’s the trouble with batteries. They don’t like getting wet.
When I brought my car indoors, she said, “OH DAISY, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? YOU’VE ONLY HAD IT TWO MINUTES! IT’S A CAR, DAISY, NOT A HOVERCRAFT. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING OF?”
I said submarines.
This is a portion of the children’s book Daisy and the trouble with LIFE by Kes Gray.
Daisy is 5 years old and her life is not a simple one. There are just too many troubles she has to deal with in her everyday life. These are the kind of troubles which will make the adults (also including parents) take a pause to think beyond the troubles of their own adult lives, ponder about the challenges of innocent and mischievous 5-year-olds and maybe laugh them out. Like, I hope, you did just now reading the above set of troubles.
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