I love the bond that Daniel and Anya share. It is a bond that I have the privilege of witnessing, but I am not a part of it. Today, for example, Anya is all stuffed up and tired and therefore fussy and cranky. Nothing I do or offer her is very effective in cheering her up. And yet, when I send both kids to the back yard with a snack and leave them to their own devices, she is spasming with laughter in about 5 minutes. Yes, that has something to do with Daniel turning on the hose without permission and making a gigantic mess...but I don't care. They need this right now.