… I would be able to buy her pretty, girly pink clothes which we would choose together. Rather than grabbing the first thing we find that fits in the first shop we go to because “Shopping’s SO booooooring, Mum.”
… We would watch TV shows with dancing and ice skating together at the weekends. Instead, our TV is permanently tuned to Dr Who, Top Gear or a rerun of MASH.
… We would have girly pamper sessions with face masks and mani/pedis. Instead I have to nag for hours to get my 11 year old son anywhere near a shower.
… Trips to the cinema would be to see films like the Twilight movies, Mamma Mia and High School Musical. Instead, my cinema-going highlights last year included Planet of the Apes!
… She would have hobbies like ballet and gymnastics. Instead I have spent more hours than I care to remember watching karate lessons, and have a pretty extensive knowledge of Japanese martial arts terminology.
… A trip to the shops would not include a lengthy visit to Games Workshop (an emporium where men and boys spend hours discussing and buying over-priced tiny plastic figures and having complicated ‘battles’ with them. I know – weird.)
… We’d have fun dance games and Zumba for the Wii, instead of Formula 1 car racing and Death & Destruction With Bombs 3 (or whatever it’s called).
But when all is said and done, of course I wouldn’t change my William for the world.