"Did you say that the oboe was an orphan...?"
I was trying to register what my eight-year-old daughter had just said to me. It was late and my mind was going through my to-do list for the next day.
“No, not an orphan, mummy. The oboe is an endangered instrument.”
Oh, right, of course, how could an oboe be an orphan that would be ridiculous. Silly me.
“The lady that teaches flute and oboe told us at assembly that the oboe is an endangered instrument in the orchestra. That’s why Lucy and I want to learn it.”
It turns out she's right. Apparently an accomplished oboist is always in demand.