Rebel Baby has new and devious tactics. She knows her little muscles are not developed enough to muster more than the occasional jingle from the sleigh bells mummy bought her for Christmas. Yet if she can get them into the hands of her brother, she knows she will get his favourite Christmas hit – the first line of Jingle Bells, in French (thank you, school), on repeat, at full volume, accompanied by violent jangling – for hours on end.
If this is not enough to drive Mummy and Daddy up the wall, thinks RB as she smiles and claps with delight, the fact that he thinks the words are “Vee Voo Vom,” will surely finish them off. Merry Christmas!