It’s been a week of coughs for everybody in the family. That’s made it a week you survive rather than enjoy. Tuesday and Wednesday, when we picked the kids up from daycare, Alex was in full I-will-not-cooperate-I’ll-just-do-the-opposite-of-whatever-you-say mode. The only thing that cheered him up a little was Taco Night, which for some reason Alex uses as a chance to stuff his mouth with just plain lettuce. I couldn’t resist pulling out the video camera at the start of dinner. In the movie, you’ll hear Alex spontaneously apologize to me (for being a terror when I got him from school) and make his own little peace offering.