1. On a wet Sunday morning, to nap when Alec naps.
2. I am feeling rather impatient about it, but I get down and show Alec the cous cous I am preparing for lunch. He picks up a handful and lets the grains run out of his hands. Later when we are eating, he says: "Cous cous good. Alec look, stir it, stir it."
3. Hot bath, large book of pulpy adventure stories.