1. I start to set the dishwasher off but am interrupted: "Mummy me! Alec do it." He takes the dishwasher tablet from my hand and puts it in the dispenser. When I put the packet in the bin, he opens the bin, removes it and puts it in again -- in the correct manner, presumably. I have to remind him about the buttons, though, and help him with the door because he's not quite tall enough to push it shut.
2. To stick a parenting question on my Facebook status, and get a helpful avalanche of replies.
3. "One of a husband's most important duties," says Nick, "is knowing when to get a takeaway."