"Ok big man, I think you need to put things into perspective" I said as tears rolled down his eyes.
"Is everyone alive?"
He sniffed and nodded
"Is everyone healthy?"
He wiped away more tears and again nodded.
"Ok then, so it's not the end of the world is it?"
"We can always buy you a new one. It was only a pound from the One Stop Shop."
"But...." he sniffed some more.
Little man was looking mischievous. Afterall it was all his fault. From what my husband tells me, little man quite purposefully and slowly dipped big man's calculator into the swimming pool.
"But, I really wanted to know what 40 plus 40 was."
"Ok it's 80, now lets stop the tears and see if it drys out and works and if not we will buy you a new one when we get home."
And do you know what it dried out and worked. Harder sums were completed and I am amazed by the quality of this £1 calculator!