Years ago, when my children were still at primary school I was asked to dress up as santa. I stuffed a few cushions under a big red santa costume, lalloped into the room where all the bright eyed kids were waiting, and after a few ho ho ho's I said
Do you know who I am?
to which one of the kids at the back shouted
You're Patrick's Dad.
Kids are great like that.
They're so direct.
They say it exactly as they see it.