Oliver can be infuriating and wonderful in equal measures. But he's got a brilliant imagination. I think listening to endless Julia Donaldson stories at bedtime has helped to develop his story telling skills.
Here's a funny conversation I had with Oliver while driving home from Asda the other day.
Oliver: Mummy one day there was a little monster in my bedroom and it pushed me out of bed Me: Was it like little monster off Justin's House? Oliver: Yes. Me: What did you do? Oliver: I kicked it out of bed Me: Oh. how did it get in your bedroom? Oliver: It came in the door and came upstairs Me: But I lock the door so nobody can get in Oliver: It had a magic key. It was called Tom Me: Tom? Oliver: Yes and it had a baby called inga lund Me: Do you mean England? Oliver: Yes. And the mummy was called Albania Me: Oh right. Oliver: And the daddy was called Zero Arctic Me: So the monster was called Tom, the baby was called England, the mummy was called Albania and the daddy was called Zero Arctic? Oliver: No the boy monster was called Tom Me: Silly me Oliver: And they all went on holiday and stayed in a black caravan
Are your children good story tellers? What's the funniest story they've ever told you?