1. The mother and Alec have brought back tiny fairy strawberry fairy cakes and flapjacks from their morning shopping.
2. At the end of work, I walk up to the park to meet them. I feel like a dad instead of a mum.
3. As I am adding milk to Nick's tea, I hear him call down the stairs: "Little man bagged and a bit cross." I put the mug by his plate of sandwiches on the table, and go upstairs -- quietly -- to give Alec his last milk.