1. She assumes that babies are like puppies, if you give them food they will like you.
2. My mom asks me if I've heard from Claire in Alaska. "As a matter-of-fact, yes", I say. "She emailed me for a recipe." Mom thinks this is hysterical.
3. The two of us are on our own again with the kids gone out. We're not an empty nest yet, but it is creeping up on us. We eat french fries and I have a banana milkshake for dinner, then we set a time of 7:00 to go outside. I like not having an agenda.