No. 2 showed his mettle last weekend when No. 1 sustained a head injury and we ended up at A&E. He played the role of chief witness as No. 1 could not remember his fall at all. His chapter and verse account of the drama was shared with each and every member of medical staff we met (a fair few). No. 2 likes to talk, loves a good story, to embellish it is even better. At the beginning of each new telling No. 2 took a deep breath, got into the zone and began, "Well...". No rushing him was permitted. The medics displayed amazing patience as they waited for the relevant details to help them deal with their patient. They were left in no doubt that he, his 3 siblings and one friend had been playing Hide and Seek and "Family It" when the accident happened at 5pm precisely. Not just that, but should they ever wish to play "Family It" in the corridors of the hospital themselves, they'd know the rules - each person caught by the chaser then has to join in the catching, building a "family" of "its".