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There are many things I love about my sons including Harvey’s little phrases and comments which I have blogged about before and which crack me up on almost every occasion he comes out with them

Last week whilst walking home from school with my wife Harvey saw a police officer walking towards them across the street. Whilst still a long way off Harvey shouts out “Hello Officer

I have to agree that Harvey (6) is very confident. Yesterday we had our annual family clan Christmas get together in London. There are so many of us that we meet up each year in a Chinese restaurant near an Uncles house as it’s the only place big enough to get us all in and much easier to cater for. Whilst most of Harvey’s cousins, second-cousins and whatever-cousins-twice-removed all sat gingerly and shy Harvey was in his element. He oozed a sense of maturity that actually took me by surprise.

When the waiter arrived with the starter in our 4 course pre booked meal Harvey taps him on the back and as cool as a cucumber tells him that he only eats plain noodles! Of course mum and dad go into polite apology mode and the waiter smiles awkwardly. When the drinks waiter arrived Harvey launches straight in to his requirements before the rest of the table got a look in! Over the next 4 hours various restaurant staff arrived at our table with drinks, chopsticks, you name it. One particular arrival including a very specific half-apple-juice-half-water-hold-the-ice-cubes complete with bendy straw! When I said I wasn’t aware of anyone at this table ordering the drink the nice lady just stretched out a hand and pointed at the carefree Harvey playing with his balloon in the far corner! It goes without saying that all the staff know him on a first name basis by the time we left!

Oh and yes he got his especially-made-for-Harvey-dry-Chinese-noodle too!  I wonder if I should encourage him to take up a career in politics!

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