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Everyone Pitches In

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“It’s a good thing Peter is an architect,” Sylvia said to Michael, as they watched Peter and Jack dismantling a wall. “If I tried to rearrange a space like this I’d probably bring down the roof. I’ll miss your painting, though.”

“I’ll do a new one,” Michael reassured her. “Something Mary will enjoy this time.” He reached down a finger to the baby, who took it and tried to fit it into her mouth.

“That’s why we keep them,” Jack contributed. “Peter fixes things; Michael decorates them.”

“And you?” Sylvia asked, amused.

“I give them stuff to fix and decorate!”