Like me The Antiquer is an only child. Unlike me, as I may have mentioned before, he has a thing about it. He doesn't want his sole progeny, Small Thing, to go without siblings.
So over lunch we were discussing TA's girlfriend, Tam O'Shanter, and her new-found love of running. A love so deep she ran in the Rottnest Marathon and did very well indeed. VERY well indeed. If you get my drift. But, hell, you probably don't. And I pointed out that a love of running could very well interfere with a love of further procreation.
The Antiquer looked thoughtfully out the window and said, "Yes, I'm going to have to get to work on her."