Dads. What are they like?
The amiable hubbub in the Friends tent at Hay Festival today was rent asunder by the stentorian roar of a dad as a small boy fled towards the exit.
“ETHAN! Don’t go outside! I’m not wearing a raincoat and you’re not wearing shoes!”
An on-looker managed to catch hold of small boy preventing him plunging lemming-like out over the soggy carpet and onto the lawn-turned-marsh in the cold rain beyond.
On being handed small boy, dad asks him “Do you want me to beat you up?”
His attempts to eat small boy were greeted by squeals of delight. It’s one way to pass the time in between events.