penny has been doing her best to keep me talking so she doesn't have to go to sleep, and it works pretty well most of the time. tonight, i was on my way to the door when she told me "michaela has a bracelet with a special signal (ed. she meant symbol) on it that means love in hebrew. shira has a watch. and elias also has a watch. but no one else's mama checks on them. just me. i guess i'm pretty lucky."