Yes, I wore a mouth guard.
Kinda like wedding invites to a small wedding.
Having played polo and ridden to hounds, you said exactly what I thought.
I’d eye ball, Hammie and remind him that I’m the one in control ’round these parts. That there WILL be unspecified, unpleasant, and not time bounded consequences for violating what I consider to be crossing of the line.
I think it’s a combinations of being scared to live in her home, being lonely and enjoying being pampered. I don’t get the feeling that Tiff was ever fussed over by people who like/love her. Well cared for, you bet. But not the kind of loving care a doting parent will give an injured child
We have four cats, they like to sleep between us.
As an amateur astronomer, I can recognize fellow astronomers by their voice. Many I’ve never seen in the daylight.
My husband to be drove me to our wedding in my sports car. That morning, my soon to be mother in law showed up at our townhouse. She was horrified to see my future husband holding me get dressed. Hundreds of tiny buttons to do up. She shreiked and asked “What are you two doing?” I glanced at her and said “getting dressed for the wedding. John can tie a tie and I can’t button all these buttons” She hurried John out of the bedroom, called in his father, asked me where my mother was (I don’t know, some where off with her friends) and then asked if she could help dress the bride. I replied “Sure, why not. My mom doesn’t want to do it.” Barbara (Furture MIL) had had five sons. I was the only bride she got to help dress.
https://www.rosemarywells.com/product-page/lighthouse-walk-from-the-book-voyage-to-the-bunny-planet From The Island Light . Rosemary Wells , bunny planet series.
https://www.publishersweekly.com/9780803711747 Far beyond the moon and stars, / Twenty light-years south of Mars, / Spins the gentle Bunny Planet / And the Bunny Queen is Janet. Here the beleaguered bunnies are treated to the day that should have been, and their halcyon activities are described in soothing rhymed couplets My husband got me this book when I had 4 kids under age five.