Now I imagine you are wondering what made me use that as a heading. After I had written about our Carnarvon holiday I was thinking back on it and I remembered something that happened while there.
I don't even remember exactly what it was all about but he was obviously having problems with some task he'd been set and he suddenly said "Oh, it's hard being an elephant, Mrs Ward!". He sounded quite exasperated.
For some reason this struck us all as being just so funny and even to this day it has become an expression we still use to each other in times of difficulty. A real family phrase that we had picked up over 40 years ago.
Have you ever experienced something similar that has become part of your or your family's life?