1. The dog wants me to tickle her belly and her chest, so I do.

2. Z declares his dad is “full of nonsense” because he doesn’t know everything. We assert that we’re full of nonsense too, and Lily is full of double nonsense.

2b. Standing at the top of the slope watching the glistening stream curve and wind below.

2c. Another Z declaration: he wants to know if the Twirly Woos are real. When I ask him what he thinks, he tells me they don’t have a black line around them so they must be real.

3. We have time for a quick walk in the park at sunset. Lily runs around aimlessly, as she always does when presented by a flat expanse.

3b. The rounded beat of the drum.

3c. Warm popcorn.