1. It is satisfying to be asked to write a 20-word caption because the asker is more confident in your ability than their own.
2. The man at the next table stands up to go. He says to us: "That's a very lucky baby -- cake AND boobie."
3. "I'm distracting him," she said, getting up and taking herself downstairs. It's true that Alec was not settling into his goodnight feed -- he kept coming off, looking up, going back on, coming off, looking up. I appreciated -- I always do -- the way she saw what was needed and did it.