My son Tom, who is eight, has an unusual way of looking at things. Listening to him is always amusing and occasionally I learn something.
He is very fond of the computer game ‘Age of Mythology’. I loathe computer games on the whole, but this one has led to intense discussions among the two kids about obscure details of Greek and Roman mythology, which I encourage. Occasionally it gets a bit surreal.
Tom and our friend Anna were discussing the attributes of various gods: Poseidon, Thor, Neptune, Zeus.
Anna: And do you know what the gods eat, Tom? What's the food of the gods?
Tom: I dunno… Olives?