1. "Look, Alec, snow!" He looks back at me unimpressed, as if there are so many wonders in his world that no strange behaviour on the part of the sky would surprise him. He's got a filthy cold, though, so may be excused some world weariness.
2. To remember that 'No' is a complete sentence.
3. The supermarket delivered at 10am and the bags are still on the floor after supper. At last we have time to check down the list and put everything away.