1. "Hang on a moment," says the receptionist. "There's a badge and certificate for Alec."
2. A hot cup of tea to warm my hands as we wait for the train.
3. Alec is really not going to sleep, and I'm starting to feel a bit useless. Then my father comes in and Alec leaps up, overjoyed to see his grandpa. So it's not my fault at all that he's all bouncy and overexcited. Plus he gets to hang out with his grandparents for a bit longer.