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"My baby starfish,
I found it down there under the rocks.
I want to take it home.
It can live in sea water,
we can put it in the bucket and take it home,
but it's my friend,
it's a baby.
No I don't want to put it back in the sea,
it can live with me in water.
Ok I can look at the photo when I miss him"
Seaside negotiations with a 13 year old:
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" Mum look at me,
Look I'm higher now.
Nah I wanna go higher.
No it's not.
yeah but we're not at Playcentre."
Finally a last word from Mum
"Ok if YOU get out of the tree, and YOU put the starfish back we'll go say hi to the goats and feed the eels"