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Go on, express your inner child

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OPINION: Husband-and-wife comedians and commentators Jeremy Elwood and Michele A'Court give their views.

Michele A'Court

Two things you need to know before we go any further: I adore children, and I am a surprisingly high-functioning adult human.

I love it when visiting kids run amok in my living room (crikey, Weet-Bix on the carpet dries into something a lot like concrete doesn't it? I'd forgotten). But I also run a tight ship in the office downstairs. That's where the bills get paid on time and filed chronologically into an appropriate lever arch files. It is possible I have more folders than shoes. (My shoes are also neatly organised, thanks for asking, and my lingerie drawer is a poem.)

This is by way of mitigating context for what I am about to say, which is this: sometimes I want kids to bugger off, and sometimes I'd like to behave like one.

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I don't mean I'm one of those weirdos who think children shouldn't travel on planes or visit cafes or generally participate in, you know, life.

We were out for dinner last weekend (I had another one of those birthday things) and........

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