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Repetitive Strain Injury, not a condition that tends to ail small children.
Until now, that is.
The G has a touch, it's true, and I guess I'll have to take the blame.
If it means anything, I think it's Peppa Pig's fault.
You see, since allowing the persuasive porker into our lives in September, Peppa has managed to get her trotters under the table in no uncertain terms.
The most used phrase in our house in recent times?
"Watch Peppa Pig?"
It's not just on the television that Peppa has begun to take over, either.
There's the magazine, for one thing, the toys for another.
The other day, doing a little shopping at Tesco, The G discovered a soft snorting Peppa that had been positioned on a shelf in an enticing manner.
"I take home," she said, not a question.
Things have got so bad that, yesterday, during a lull in proceedings, The B&G pestered me to make them a Peppa Pig board game.
I obliged, using an old cereal box to fashion the board and cutting up the aforementioned magazine to make counters.
That done, we spent an entire afternoon engaged in pig-themed battle.
Not that I'm complaining.
You see, it beats the alternative, the thing that has given The G a little RSI and left the laptop's left mouse button more than a touch on the unresponsive side.
That thing? The Happy Mrs Chicken game.
It's George Pig's favourite on television and, having discovered it online, The B&G have come to like it quite a lot too.
It's a simple concept: In a nutshell, there's a chicken (the eponymous Mrs Chicken) who, when the mouse button is depressed, lays an egg to the sound of an amusing noise.
The main problem is that the game has no end.
Keep clicking the button, the chicken keeps laying ad infinitum.
Unchecked, it can last for hours.
The result? The G's finger hurts and the mouse no longer operates as it once did.
Still, it keeps them quiet, I suppose . . .