The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing. She'd seen enough people through the portals to be able to find some common threads in what we are likely to be concerned about as we approach "that bourne from which no traveller returns". Now Dr McAlpine has asked what regrets kids have when they are on their home run. His assessment is that kids go back to basics: it's not about telly or social media, it's about their pals and their pets and their parents . . . and ice-cream. There is always room for ice-cream; and hospitals are so awash with gross fluids that nobody is going to mind if you drip some sundae on the sheets. Here are some quotes:
- 'Hope mum will be ok. She seems sad.'
- 'I love when Ginny snuggles up to me at night and purrs'
- 'My real friends didn't care when my hair fell out.'
- 'Jonny gave me half his sandwich when I didn't eat mine. That was nice.'
- 'The boy in the next bed farted! Hahaha!'
- that last one certainly had the PrrrrP of truth