The children are counting down the days to your arrival next week. They are asking many questions about what we will be doing with Granma, where we will be going, how long we'll be camping, how long it takes to get there, and on and on and on.
Oh, and what number day is this? Is it still Monday? At least, thanks to you, they each have their own calenders to check (though they compare them with mine, just in case they may have miscounted).
Tonight, after a day of stickers on the floor, trash from crafts left lying around, and general slobbery, the Princess managed to rip apart the couch (cushions and quilt only, easily mended). It was the last straw and she has been banned from touching the couch for a week.
She sat on the floor and pouted for a few minutes, then asked
"Who does Granma like more, me or you?"
I told her I had no idea and that that was a great question for Granma.
I just thought I would warn you that there was going to be a quiz. Don't be surprised if follow up questions include "Who do you think is the best kid/prettiest girl/nicest..." and so forth.
You might want to think about your answers.
Love, your favourite daughter.
P.S. I heard some muttering under a small Princess' breath that "I'm pretty sure she likes me better than YOU" but I chose to ignore it.