Scenes from Life family life today:
1. Daughter 2 recalls going out for a drink with Daughter 1, her husband and his brother last night: "J [her brother-in-law] said he likes to eat salt and vinegar peanuts by sucking off 'all the salt and vinegar goodness' and then crunching the peanuts. "
2. Daughter 2 writes something on a post-it note and sticks it to a packet of jelly beans at J's place at lunch. (He likes jelly beans.) I read the note. It says, "Happy Mother's Day, J."
3. Daughter 2 considers the words of a piece in Latin that her choir performed last night: "'Christus factus est' - what does that mean, now?"
Son-in-law: "'Christ is a postman' presumably."
(That only makes any sense if you know some French.)
Yes, well. I'm sure every family has its eccentricities. Maybe not everyone celebrates half-birthdays.
Now I must go and read Advanced Higher dissertations.