In preparation for an impromptu visit from Nana and Papa, Tom and I spent much of the morning cleaning house. Abby was a little freaked out by the vacuum cleaner (a sure sign that we don't use it nearly enough), but once assured of its harmlessness, eyed the process keenly from the safety of the armchair.
Once Tom had finished, he turned to Abby and said, "Look how nice and clean this room is!"
Abby looked up at him and said, with great anticipation, "Playdate?"
This Mommy Truth from Baby Rabies has never rung quite so true.