There was a time when this referred to school days. It brings back memories of parents’ wise warnings that school days are the best days of one’s life because once they are over, you get a 9-5, pay too much tax only to be let down by a government which will squander that hard earned money on piffle politics and boosting their own lot by permanently parking their snouts in the taxpayer funded trough.
But last week DD made me smile when she uttered this sentence as we stopped off for a much needed loo break in the amusement park at Sunway Lagoon in Kuala Lumpur.
‘Mummy, this is the best day of my life’ she burst with overflowing enthusiasm.
Momentarily forgetting that this kind of day out was what 7 year olds’ dreams are made of, I responded with a surprised, ‘Really?’
Sensing my confused state, DD went on to clarify her thoughts.
‘Well, the first time we came to the water park was the best day of my life. But today is now the best day of my life, more than the first day, because we went to the water park and the amusements. I don’t think it could get any better.’
To be able to make my DD feel such happiness made it one of the best days of my life!