1. She is so patient with her teething toddler who wants to be carried everywhere and can't stand to be away from her. We talk about how days like this are not so bad if you can just focus on your poorly baby and on nothing else.
2. The sight of Alec and his friend running ahead down the street for some reason delights both of us mothers and we smile at each other.
3. Alec has been racing on his scooter with a boy on a bike. "He's very good with the pedalling," I tell his mother when we pass on our looping circuit.
"He's only just recently got it, so he's still a bit unsteady," she says, but she smiles so I think she liked the compliment.