I love early July for the Wimbledon on the telly. I drift in and out, checking on the score, and as a fair-weather sports fan I only sit and watch properly when it's a really big or exciting match. When Boris Becker appeared today to commentate, I took the opportunity to educate and inspire my daughter by telling her about one of the greatest sporting legends of all time:
ME: "See him? He WON the WHOLE of Wimbledon when he was JUST 17!!"
GIRL: "He hasn't got any eyebrows"
ME: "Yes he has. But listen. He was only 17 - and he was a champion!!"
GIRL: "Why hasn't he got any eyebrows?"
ME: "He has, they're just very pale. It was amazing ... I was only 17 myself, and this guy ..."
GIRL: "Please can I have a biscuit?"
***** sigh ***** I really don't know why I bother.