Today's big story in Britain is that David Cameron and his wife Sam went to a pub for Sunday lunch at the weekend and accidentally left behind their 8-year old daughter. Personally, I think it's a non-story. Or, possibly, even worse than that, a story which has been allowed to run and run by cynical political spin merchants in order to distract from the abject incompetence of Cameron's doomed Coalition by presenting Cameron as just another ordinary, lovable Dad prone to ordinary Homer-Simpson-like incompetence.
Whatever. But it does give me a nice excuse to invite you all to come up with your fond personal recollections of the dumbest things your parents ever did. (And I'm not blaming your parents for what they did by the way. Speaking as a parent myself I am prepared to forgive pretty much any extremity of parental incompetence, recognizing as I do that, hey, being a Mom or Dad is tough and kids are demanding and difficult and sometimes mistakes are made).
I'd love to start the ball rolling by telling you the embarrassing thing I did the other day when I took Boy to look at his new school but I can't because he would never forgive me (and is barely prepared to speak to me again, even as it is). All I can say is that - weirdly enough given my last post - it involved the use (or otherwise) of firearms.