Tossing and turning all night. Staying up late playing scrabble and ploting to break the law. Sleep started creeping up and I coerced the kids to move from the couch into the bed. Snickering and laughing with the lights out. Three kids in a bed for two. They slept well, I had short fragments of dreams involving both of them.

Outside a skyscraper, sharing a small ledge with Anthony and Selena. He broke something off the side of the building while playing with it, as often happens with him. He has been futilely trying to reattach it, I offer to help and am sharply scolded by Selena for interefering. I try to explain my good intentions and get a further scolding as he continues to attempt repairs. The ground smiles below, a far off and foreign place.