Friday, December 09, 2005
We first meet Esmé aged 1 year, 3 months and 7 days.
She sleeps soundly following a vigorous reading of ‘The Story of Tracey Beaker’, which her mummy, Lizzie Jenkins-Strathmore believes is a far superior book for a bedtime read, dealing as it does with foster care and the challenges the central protagonist, Tracy Beaker, faces with brave determination.
Lizzie hopes that Esmé will become socially aware and appreciative of her undoubtedly good start in life, and the vast range of opportunities she will more than likely be afforded as she grows up to be a big girl.
Esmé is not aware of her mummies pre-emptive attempts to socially engineer her; she simply found the sound of Lizzie’s received pronunciation comforting.
Posted by Herge Smith at 7:00 am