Monday began with its usual feverish rush to wake and exit the abode in a timely manner. As usual, bickering ensued before leaving, with the youngest female deeply offended that the younger male child was asked to procure vittles for the dog, who cared less about who offered nourishment than actually feeling nourished. An agreement was reached when one undertook hydrating the animal, and the other provided sustenance.
In the evening, the benefactor and youngest children took the canine for a short jaunt. Again, squabbling erupted after the youngest female was granted permission to manage the hound. It was decided she would complete the first leg of the journey, and the younger male the second half. This brought a momentary peace, with some bitter resentment thrown in for good measure.
The rest of the night ran smoothly, until the youngest male decided to test the effect of dropping a glass on a thinly carpeted tile floor. When asked by the benefactor why he felt the urge to do this, his explanation only alluded to an ‘experiment’. The benefactor was vexed, considering the day before, this theory was fully investigated when the youngest male knocked a delicate frame from its place on the wall, and discovered how far the shards travel on ceramic. He claimed an ‘accident’ despite its lofty position, one only perfectly reached by launching from the staircase toward the wall. Needless to say, this experiment has fully concluded and without need for repetition.