What my 10-year-old said on the Tom Daley affair

Tom Daley

'Have you heard the news about Tom Daley today ?', someone asked over dinner.

'Yeah', Tom Gayley', came the reply. 'Everyone knew anyway'.

'I'm not sure what to make of it', I said. 'I don't know if he is being incredibly brave, or incredibly stupid'.

'How so ?', someone asked.

'Well Daley only told his family today, then he goes public. It all seems a bit rushed for something so important. And that video. It made me realise just how young he is'.

'Bollocks', came the reply. 'Daley's 19. He knows his own mind. It's his life. Let him live it the way he wants'.

'But why does it matter at all ?', said my 10-year-old son. 'Why are you even discussing it ? It's no big deal'.

Out of the mouths of babes, and all that....

We changed the subject. Tom Daley had had his 15 minutes; we were onto altogether more serious subjects now.

'So who do you think will win X-Factor, then ?'


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