1. It is warm enough and bright enough that I can open the back door and let the children tumble in and out as they please.
2. To take out all my frustration on the jasmine bush by giving it a damn good pruning.
3. Alec still won't get his chicken pocky body into the bath, but at least tonight I'm allowed to wipe him down -- and, more importantly to my maternal mind, check that none of the spots have become infected. He asks to have his back rubbed while I am settling him off to sleep and I can feel the nobbles through his pyjamas.