Fatherly Love

Lan 6 pic

When my wife, Angela, announced she was pregnant, everyone in the family started putting bets on who the father was, with Miguel, our lodger, the clear favourite at 5/4.

When the baby was born, a boy, with fair hair, blue eyes, and sticky-out ears, I think most people were secretly disappointed but I was overjoyed, not because he looked so much like me that everyone had to accept I must be the father, but because Angela was so happy and our little Timothy was so beautiful.

My only regret was that I hadn’t backed myself at odds of 20/1.


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