With Jamie away on his first ever sleepover at best mate Euan's house, Vanessa and I attempted to be responsible parents this afternoon by extracting Charlotte from her fairy outfit and taking her out for a bike ride.
As the plan was to pedal for more than 10 yards, we put her on a seat on the back of my wheels of steel.
And the journey started well. Indeed, it must've been a mile and a half before the first signs of tiredness/boredom appeared.
But despite my attempts to be hugely entertaining and keep her awake - I failed.