Alastair often wants to take his umbrella. Today I pointed out that it was a lovely day; did he need it? The answer was "Yes" and the reason he gave was "so he can walk on walls without falling off."
As you do ... when you are 5 years old. (Definitely holding Grandma's hand is NOT an option.)
Someday I will point out to Alastair his great-great-grandfather MacKenzie's swagger stick which lies in our living room (display case) coffee table. He was in the Seaforth Highlanders and was based in Gairloch, Wester Ross.
Here is a close-up of the silver head of the swagger stick. He was a Sergeant in the Seaforth's hence the reason Iain's mother, his daughter, was known as "Barbara Sergeant".