"Monster in here now." I questioned her about the statement, and found out that there was a blue monster who was not scary but "a little weird" who now was Alex's friend. She was putting him in the cupboard to take a nap because he was "a little sick".
By the time Dave arrived home, Monster had already left for a trip (involving a lot of waving at the front door), had a glorious homecoming and summarily been granted a spot at the dinner table (incidentally moving Daddy's seat down the table one more space).
Dinner-time included placing tiny morsels of food onto Monster's plate, which Dave then snuck and ate, prolonging the feeding. :-)
Dave, Monster and Alex enjoy a family dinner!
Hopefully Monster won't mind sitting on Alex's lap in the plane tomorrow, because he will definitely not have his own seat. Speaking of, we will probably be on a posting hiatus for a while, as we will be in Arizona for Thanksgiving!