1. Daughter #3 has to be one of the funniest people I know. I would never guess that of her and I suppose that's what surprises me every time. At dinner, she relates a true story about the theft of a biscuit which intensifies into the "Affair of the Biscuit Bandit". Poor Tess can hardly stifle her laugh to keep her swollen cheeks from hurting.
2. It's kind of loud upstairs with music and laughter coming from #4's bedroom. I yell up the stairs, "What are you doing?!" Numbers 3 and 4 simultaneously call down, "Coloring!"
3. When I return from the market, Tess says there's a "weird" message on the answering machine. It is rather cryptic to someone unfamiliar with the background story, but it makes perfect sense to me.