LAMB: You had you first ballet lesson today. I had avoided telling you about it all week, at your age you find the concept of ‘in an hour’ or ‘tomorrow’ difficult enough to fathom let alone ‘next Saturday’. I knew from previous experience that as soon as I told you about it I would hear of nothing else until the actual lesson had commenced. I chose my timing (an hour before the lesson) carefully. On the way to the class we stopped at the shops to buy some new ballet shoes, I have never seen you so excited before, you demanded to wear them straight away. You were a little nervous at the beginning of the class but you soon warmed up. You listened to the teacher attentively and copied all her instructions as best you could. I only wish that sometimes you would be so attentive and obedient with me. In fact Anytime would be appreciated.