"Hello, Grandma" said the three-and-a-half year old voice on the far end of the phone line, over a thousand miles away. "Are you busy?"
"Never too busy to talk to you, little one", I said, dropping onto the sofa and signalling to Himself to come and join me. "And what are you doing today?
Tenses are a little difficult when you're learning two languages at once. "Don't know", came the doubtful reply.
Himself tried to help out. "Is Daddy going to put Kipper on the computer for you?" The DVD we'd given him was a firm favourite.
"No", he said, with surprise in his voice. "It's not Sunday". He gets to watch a story from it once a week.
"Oh", I said casually. "Well, it's Sunday here."
Pause. I could hear him thinking. "Yes", he replied finally. "But you're a long way away".
There's no arguing with that. He clearly has a grasp of at least part of Einstein's theory of time and space. One of these days, I'll make a scrapbook page. But I thought I'd better get it down quick, before it disappears into a black hole ... :).