Elsie’s scale of terribleness—a poem

A short video with good advice for parents and grandparents of small children: Elsie’s Scale Of Terribleness. What is the most terrible thing a little girl can think of? And how would Granny dying compare with dropping a sandwich in the dirt?

You may have read the poem about Elsie’s Scale of Terribleness in my book, How To Be Old, or on this blog. My friend Tom Murphy took a few videos at the book launch last week, so thank you, Tom!

5 thoughts on “Elsie’s scale of terribleness—a poem

  1. Precious.

  2. Love Elsie’s scale of terribleness!

  3. She has a point!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Full justified!

  4. K E Garland says:


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