1. A kind check in from a friend.

2. Z tells us how his car seat works while spraying raisins all over the backseat.

2b. He calls me in to see his creation. I don’t have to feign awe: it is genuinely one of the biggest poos I’ve ever seen.

2c. As John notes, his confused face is a picture – and it’s worth being silly to provoke it again and again.

2d. Little JJ takes the sunglasses from her granny and poses like a starlet on the red carpet.

3. It’s 9:30pm on a Sunday night and the gelato place is still heaving, with sugar-happy groups laughing and chatting loudly. It’s a little too bright, a little too loud, to be truly enjoyable but the waffle and ice cream goes a long way to making up for it.