Yesterday I was sleeping when O2 came in to start his day in earnest. He settled in for his daily dose of ‘Dora the Explorer’; I managed to continue to doze. Sometime later, he left the room, then came back in, hopped up on the bed, and came over to attack me; a small naked monster making shooting noises and poking at my face with straws.

“Whoa,” I said. “You’ll make me lose an eye!”

“Nope,” the small monster said. He went back to the shooting noises and poking.

“Hey! I’m gonna lose an eye!”

“No, you won’t… It’ll be right here on the bed.”