Alex had a surprise playdate today. Amber was working in Janesville and Nick was sick so we picked Abram up at his school and he played with us till bedtime. (When we walked in to pick him up the teacher was expecting us. She did ask Abram, “Do you know these people?” Abram promptly replied, “They are my best friends.”) I have watched both boys together by myself before and they have required only minimal supervision. Tonight they were great together. Wade read his magazine, the boys played, and I got dinner cooked.