1. The sight of Alec disappearing head first down a slide in the soft play area is very alarming, but the catching sight of his delighted face afterwards makes my day.
2. Alec is so excited at bedtime that I dig in for a long evening. He is shouting and singing and bouncing around and climbing over me and bringing me books. And then all of a sudden, he has such a tired face. He lies down, pats the bed next to him and says with great authority: "Bub-bub!" He is asleep within minutes.
3. We watch the bits of the Olympic opening ceremony that we missed. In the children's literature / NHS segment, when the apparently poorly children start bouncing on their hospital beds, we both burst out laughing.