Kids can get away with much in life if they know how to play their Mums, and my two certainly had it down to a fine art at a very young age. Try staying mad at an angelic face that whispers sorry, often accompanied with “I love you Mummy” – I couldn’t do it. Winsome smiles and cherubic faces got them out of many a scrape, and as they grew older they added charm to their repertoire. They were very quick to work out if you got teachers and adults on side, you could get away with a lot!
“Charm is more valuable than beauty. You can resist beauty, but you can’t resist charm.”