Thursday, 25 October 2012

FRUSTRATION and the art of nobbling

After school today Esme was playing Frustration with a friend, Max. She had already overturned his counter (or nobbled him as we call it), but burst into tears at the prospect of being nobbled in return.

Sportsmanship is a new concept in her world and clearly she doesn't want to lose, so she decided to throw a massive wobbler and stop Max and his winning streak that way instead. Tables turned quickly however when Max also began to howl, exclaiming, 'Esme, let me nobble you back.'

Now, not only does Esme need a lesson in losing, but she also needs her half term holiday that's fast approaching. Her mother meanwhile, needs to pour herself another glass of wine.