Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Someone fastidiously locks the front and back doors every night. I know it's one of children and I've always wondered who -
Tonight I found out.
Beatrice who's 6 was eating her bedtime Weetbix. She said: "Is Millie (our dog) in or out?"
"She's out," says I. "Why?"
"Please will you call her in, Mummy? I want to lock the doors."
So I call Millie in and say nothing. And allow Beatrice to lock the front and back doors.
Then she says: "Is Madeleine still lost Mummy?"
The poor little mouse has been locking our doors, front and back every night, because she's afraid she might get stolen like Madeleine


  1. Awwww bless her heart, thats so sweet and so sad at the same time Xxx

  2. My two daughters 11 and 7 still worry about her being missing....I worry about the effect the media coverage of it, or their exposure to it, had on them. I did at the time try to shield them from it as I think there are some things children don't necessarily need to hear about every day for several months.
    I hope your daughter gets over her worries, it's been a long time hasn't it. x