When I was a child my father used to call me ‘daddy-long-legs’. He also called me ‘skinny-as-a-rake’ but puberty coupled with a healthy relationship with chocolate rectified that problem (and yes, needing a bar of chocolate before getting up in the morning constitutes a health relationship). This (daddy-long-legs) is a nickname I seem to have unconsciously adopted for you. Now that you are older I can see the little bits of me you have inherited. Long, skinny limbs and freakishly long fingers and toes – you can thank me for that one.

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