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Moreen Simpson: Find willing volunteers to clean out your hidden middens

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When is the love for our grandchildren not quite as unconditional as usual?

When they’re wee, you’ve dragged oot every toy and game in the hoose – especially those with hunners of separate bitties – then it’s time to go. Here’s me: “OK, babes, let’s start to clear up.” They disappear like sna’ aff a dyke.

Drag ‘em back: “I’ll give a prize to whoever does the most.” They attempt to skedaddle again. So, like the perfect Nana I am, I end up scraiking and threatening, flinging all the stuff away masellie, while they, totally unfazed or frightened, watch CBeebies. Aaargh!

Not that I’m a cleaning freak. Far from it. All I ask is that most of the hoose is reasonably tidy, while only I know there are Hidden........

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