1. I give Alec some biscuit cutters to play with. Instead of trying to make biscuits, though, he presses them carefully into a sheet of playdough to make repeating designs.
2. To spend a rainy afternoon in Alec's favourite cafe, with good cake and sympathetic company.*
3. He comes off the bub, rolls over on to his back, murmurs: "Mummy Daddy Alec" and then he's asleep.
*Manna on the High Street -- he can't walk past without saying in a hopeful voice: "Bic-bic?"