While this was all going on, Tall Daughter and I were standing at the front door. We were ready to go and waiting for Her Royal Highness to get her act together, when TD turned to me and said "I'd just like to thank you for being brave enough to have a second child."
Today the three of us were talking about things we should do more of as a family, and decided to each draw up a list of things we'd like to do and then compare notes.
The Teenager's list included playing more board games; walking the dog together; being more active and doing makeovers on each other. My list included going on cycle rides; having at least one night a week without computers or laptops; cooking meals together and visiting friends more often.
Tall Daughter was more concise and had only one item on her list: draw pictures of fluffy bunny rabbits.
Now why didn't I think of that?