I remember a few years ago when both my partner and I were still living in London and we were back here on a visit, we barrowed my Mothers car to visit my Brothers family, in the arse of nowhere.
My nephew who was about nine at that stage was playing in his back garden and we were just chatting away.
Looking at me intensely he asked:
Nephew: "Uncle **** why are you driving Nanas’ car?"
Me: "Well….. We don’t need a Car because we live in a very big city and they have a thing called public transport with Trains, Busses and Tubes…. Really there’s no need for me or **** to own a car, we manage to get around quite well without owning a Car; sure it’s too much trouble in a large city anyway."
Again he looks at me intensely….
Nephew: "Do you have a wife Uncle ****?"
Me: "No I don’t have a wife!"
Nephew: "Does **** (My Partner) have a wife?"
Me: "No **** doesn’t not have a wife!"
I thought to myself; WTF am I going to say… so I went for it! Stuttering to start with…
Me: "Wwe …We don’t have wives because we have one another, like mummy and daddy have each other." (Short and simple)
He looks at me with this look of confusion on his little mug and says:
Nephew: "I DON’T understand I JUST don’t understand at ALL????"
My heart sank! Why didn’t I keep my big mouth shut!
Me: "What don’t you understand???"
Nephew: "WHY, WHY you DON'T have a car??"