Wonder of wonders, the children didn't follow us so we had a bit of quiet time together. Then, Abby the Ginormous Dog joined us. She's pretty quiet, but really hates to be left out of anything. She offered to help Andy with his crossword (or sudoku, I can't remember). Abby was eager to help but she can't spell. Or count.
Then, she apparently wanted me to read to her. Nothing doin', Big Dog! Read your own books.
Finally, she settled down to what she does best. Lay around and pant. And drool a little.
How's your spring coming along? Or autumn, if you are south of the equator?