…My favorite sister embarked on another three months of “adventuring”/working a new travel assignment (Boo for us!) , Isaac shined his wit in our eyes, and Ian time-traveled to age 13.
To motivate the nightly bed-readying process in the bathroom, Brian was singing to Isaac. Here is the scene that followed:
Brian (Singing): This old man, he played four,…
Elijah: Dashes into the bathroom, careens into a wall, and collapses on the rug.
Isaac (Sings, before Elijah even came to a stop): This old baby fell on the floor.
The next day, Ian emerges from his playroom and mournfully tells me how much he misses his 14-year-old cousin in Florida, whose Lego and computer skills he adores. I’m just about to blanket him in my heartfelt sympathy, when he adds, “But if I had my own laptop and my own mouse, I could be okay with it.”