Martha is staying on her own at her grandma's. It's just a night but it has been organised with all the seriousness and gravitas which preparations for a royal visit might entail. Those pajamas, those clothes for tomorrow and that book for tonight.
I unpacked her toothbrush when we arrived and called her into the bathroom.
"There's your toothbrush and there's the toothpaste", I said, nonchalantly waving a hand in the general direction of the sink. "I'm telling you now, so you know where they are for later."
There was a pause.
"I think I'd better move them, Mummy", she said with firmness and something close to sympathy for my cavalier clumsiness.
And oh so carefully she moved the toothbrush and the toothpaste just a tiny bit: straightened them up and aligned them exactly.
"There", she said with satisfaction. "That's much better."
And I'm not sure that I've ever loved her more than at that moment.
"Much better", I agreed.
It was on the... 18th January, actually
23 hours ago