Dominic, aged 8 months: This kid. This just happens to be what he was doing while I was forcing some house chores on my eldest. Safely asleep with his sound machine on high after just a rough morning of crawling and eating and crawling some more.

David, aged 3 years: He never was one for inside loud noises. Blenders, vacuums, drills, saws. You name it and his ears are covered. He has long since stopped the hysterical crying and then the running away that followed after. Now he just sits there and covers his ears and says: it's too loud!

Letteria, aged 5 years: Who knew cleaning could be so enjoyable?! She loves it. Having the handheld vacuum helps with this immensely. She takes care of all the crumbs and wipes down doorknobs and thinks it is just the best. She always was task-oriented, following up the completion of each chore with a: what's next?!. And she loves to help! For a cost. The price yesterday was a lollipop.

Past weekly shots here.