|Allyson with Mrs. D, already dearly loved|
|Wearing her thrift-store sequined blouse and the vest from her birthday|
|First-Day-of-School ice cream, which Ethan likes almost as much |
as Last-Day-of-School ice cream (but not quite)
|Ethan, Bill, Allyson, Meggie|
|My shower isn't quite as dirty as it looks. |
Let's say it's the bad lighting and the shadows.
And the cheap plastic floor that's impossible to clean.
Sometimes she pokes a paw down there, and sometimes she puts her nose into the opening.