Following conversation ensued after I got Ella to agree that I was the best mummy (not suggestive at all!) when we were having a drink with Ella’s godmother G:
G: Am I the best G?
G: Why not?
Ella: You are sad G!
G: Why am I sad?
Ella: Because you are older than me.
It’s probably good advice not to try fishing for compliments from my daughter when you feel a midlife crisis coming on.