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Adrianne loves to play games with her preschool class. A favorite game of hers is a silent version of “Simon Says”: Adrianne starts by tapping her nose, waiting until the entire class is tapping their noses before moving on to another motion (patting her head, for example). The movements become quicker—patting the floor, knees, shoulders, and so on.

“Once upon a time ...” Mama prompts. Friday nights are always story nights. We go around in a circle and make up a story together. It's usually pretty fun.

My little sister Molly pipes up, “There was a dragon named Dave!”

“Dave is a horrible name for a dragon,” I say, and Molly sticks out her tongue at me.