Bella and I had a big talk yesterday during the drive to see my Mum. We discussed Somalia, Syria, World War 1, Hitler, 'justified' wars, unjustified wars, money and how we all view and judge eachother. You know, the light and easy stuff!
I very much enjoy listening to how she sees the world and how her 7 year old, simplified view really does just cut through all the hyperbole and get straight to the obvious answer. I also appreciate hearing that my years of telling her that how much money we do or do not have, and how small our house may or may not be really doesn't reflect on how lucky we are.
One of the easier discussions that we had was about her clothes and the fact that she doesn't get lots of new clothes bought for her. Bella corrected me when I said this, saying that she gets new clothes all the time and that she's much luckier than her friends because she gets them made just for her and even gets to chose the colours and the fabrics (sometimes!). Then she held up her new top and said that she loves it more than anything she has ever seen in the shops.
And could she have one in yellow too.....