1. That we watch far too much Doctor Who and that Helena has developed a crush:
Helena tells me her dream the other morning, that she was at a party(?!) and la madame(?) said Doctor Who was there, but Helena looked and looked and couldn't find him anywhere. But then la madame pointed down the hallway, and Helena saw him there, in the bedroom, in bed, fast asleep. So she went up to him and gave him a quick kiss on the mouth and ran away, but he didn't wake up.
2. That Helena has inherited the copyediting gene:
Since Helena's prize, season 2 of Doctor Who on DVD, arrived last week, our household is pretty much all Doctor, all the time. In trying to explain some of the plot points to her father, Helena clarifies a nuance, "No, he doesn't turn into a werewolf. He is a werewolf. He turns into a wolf."
3. That Helena is a sweetheart:
Tucking her in at night: "You smell good, Mommy. You smell like Mommy."