You know what's fun? Explaining the events in Egypt last night to a 5-year old. I substituted words like "bad guy in charge" for "autocrat" and otherwise simplified a bit, but I think I got the point across. Her first question was, "How will they pick the new guy in charge? Will they just find the people having a party in the square and ask them?"

How, indeed. I told her I didn't know, but at least now they can talk about how, without getting beat up. She seemed happy about that. As am I, actually.

You know what else makes me happy? Pictures of Juliet. So, here we go.

Juliet becomes a gamer. Actually, she already had the Labyrinth boardgame, released in the U.S. by the same company, but this kind of solidifies her position as a member in good standing of the boardgaming nerds of America.

Juliet with Enchanted Forest

Juliet gets some help from Julian in checking out this Christmas gift.

Juliet and Julian open a gift

We subscribe to a vegetable service called Greenling. The vegetable delivery box, when not in use holding our vegetables, has many other uses.

Juliet in Greenling box

Grandpa Hank and Grandma Pat came over to visit, hear about the December trip to Europe, and generally check up on our treatment of their granddaughter. Everyone seemed happy.

Juliet, Grandpa Hank, and Grandma Pat

Wolfie has decided she doesn't like smiling for the camera. Also, we sometimes serve spaghetti instead of shells and cheese. However, after all the holiday trips' disruption of their playdate schedule, Wolfie and Juliet seemed to get back into the old routine with no problem.

Juliet and Wolfie

That's all for now. In other news, she still gives a cheer on Sunday night when we remind her that she has school the next day.