Honest to goodness, in the brief time it took me to write the last post, she went from happily munching dates beside me, to dragging another dining room chair over to the bar and climbing up so she could lean over and grab a permanent marker and a pad of paper. She then ran to the living room with her treasures, the ones that she then threw at me when I reached to take them from her.
I just felt a little tickle on top of head. Wait, is that..? Yep, another curly grey hair just sprang out.