|Fact: Pyjamas are for bed.....|
I have a confession to make.
I've never been into the whole Children in Need thing.
It might not be the best time to be saying this, but there it is.
Don't get me wrong, Children in Need raises some huge sums for some great causes, and, as such, is a phenomenal force for good.
I just can't get into all the hoopla that accompanies it.
It might just be me, but I'm always going to struggle with anything that gives the BBC an excuse to bring Lenny Henry out of storage, even if it is for just one night.
It's not just me, of course, as I discovered this morning.
You see, all the evidence suggests that The B is also a Children in Need cynic.
To mark this year's event, The B's nursery, as per usual, asked all the children to dress in their pyjamas for today's session.
I'm informed that most greeted this news with great excitement.
The B, however, was having none of it.
I've spent all week encouraging him, honest I have, but it has been to no avail.
One final attempt just prior to leaving this morning.
"I'm not wearing pyjamas to nursery," he said with obvious disdain. "That'd be weird. I'd just like to wear my normal clothes. Pyjamas are for bed."
The final fact difficult to dispute, I took him in his normal clothes, as ordered.
Upon arrival, it soon became clear that everyone else, children and staff alike, had taken up the challenge and dressed in their bed-wear.
Did The B feel left out?
Not a bit.
On the contrary, as he looked around at his pyjama-clad peers, a satisfied expression formed on his face.
"That's just weird," he said as he surveyed all his friends, feeling a little on the superior side.
I admit, I found it hard to disagree.
* Just to prove that I'm not a total killjoy, I can report that I have made a donation. The official Children in Need website can be found here.