* Title accredited to Ella
Yesterday I'd poured our lemonade and when I drank from my glass, Ella
said she had wanted to drink of that glass. But I said it was mine
because it was my favourite glass. The glass actually has a history. A
friend found it under a bush near our campfire at the end of a camping
trip in the Mimosa Rocks National Park a couple of years ago.
Today I poured lemonade in the same glasses. And this conversation followed:
Ella - One day, can I use that glass?
Me - Oh alright then.
Ella - One day I will have that glass all to myself.
Me - What do you mean?
Ella - When you die.
Me - Imagine if that would be the only thing I left you! And when they
read the will they'd go "And to Ella, I leave... the glass" and all the
other stuff - the house, the car, all my money - would go to other
people. And you'd walk out with just that glass!
Ella - No, when you die I'll get your car, your house, your bed...
Me - But not the glass! Imagine that I'd leave everything to you but put
in the will "everything except for the glas"?! That would make you
laugh, wouldn't it? C'mon, that would be funny, hey?!
Ella - Or when you just give me the glass, I'd walk out without clothes. Coz you didn't give me any clothes, just the glass?
Me - Don't worry, by the time I die you'll have been buying your own
clothes for a while already! I'm going to be really old when I die. You
might have to wait a long time for that glass!
If I ever make a will, I will definitely mention that glass!
Ella - Can I have some kid champagne? [Mineral water + cordial]
Me - Sure.
Ella - Can I have that special glass?
Me - Only when I'm dead! [I didn't think of saying "Over my dead body!" which would've been funnier still.]