A MOTHER has sat her two sons down to give them the terrible news that their house is worth £30,000 less than it used to be.
Joanna Kramer told sons Theodore and Raphael that she and daddy had been given some very serious news that she needed to dicuss with them, and yes they could each have a kombucha.
She continued: “You know that mummy and daddy have worked very hard and been very lucky to buy us this lovely house? Which was priced at £840,000 on Zoopla only in June?
“Well, boys, I’m sorry to say that due to economic conditions which are very much not our fault the house has fallen in value by an upsetting amount. And this isn’t the end. It could fall further.
“Don’t cry darlings. No, Teddy, we don’t have to move out. We’ll still live here and it’s still detached, in catchment for a grammar school and worth much more than all your friends’ houses. It’s just a teensy bit less special, that’s all.
“It is unfair, Raffie, terribly unfair. I hoped just as much as you did that this house would soon be worth a million pounds. One day it will be, I promise, but we’ll have to wait a little bit longer.”
Theodore Kramer, aged 11, said: “Mum did really well hiding her tears, but this is devastating for her.”