The kindness of a big brother
You let her have a sleep over in your room on her last night of holidays – you know that she desperately wishes you both still shared a room
You offer to iron her uniform – but give up in disgust because you can’t iron dresses
You wake up early and pack her school lunchbox – and hide an extra treat and a little note under her sandwich
You tie her shoe laces – you both know this little bit of “baby treatment” tells her she is loved more than words can express
You walk her to school – and run back home to get her hat when half way up the road she realises she has forgotten it
You never, ever gloat about the extra days of holidays – not in her hearing anyway!