The TMI Files. Permission Granted.I'm looking for fulltime work at the moment, and while it's going along swimmingly so far, it will still take a bit of time.
The tricky part of all of this has been Magilla. She has had me on call and to hand for her entire life so far (give or take a few film shoots where I was away on location).
She knows about working, as I do actually do a bit each week, and other people in her life also work.
But full time work for mummy is not quite the same thing, so we had a bit of a chat last week about this new concept.
Nilk: Magilla, you know how (insert name here) has to work and we can't see them all the time?
Nilk: Well, I have to get a job and go to work too. It means you get to spend more time with Mrs Carer.
Magilla: Nooooo. You're not allowed to.
Nilk: Magilla, I need to get a job and do some more work. We need more money.
Magilla: No we don't. We have money.
Nilk: We need more money. If we have more money we can do more things. You know how when we go shopping, you give the lady your money and she lets you have the chocolate? Well we need more of that money.
Magilla: No we don't! You're not allowed! You can't!
Nilk: I have to, Magilla. If we have more money we can do (this) and (this) and (that), and we can also buy more clothes and (stuff).
Magilla: Don't need clothes! Don't want (stuff).
Nilk: If I get a job and go to work more, and we get more money, we'll be able to afford a dog.
Magilla: A puppy?
Nilk: Yes. We can't afford one at the moment. We need more money.
Magilla: Okay. You can go to work.
Just as well I want a dog.