Today on homeschooling: helped Rio cross-dress her paper dolls. She has a set of paper dolls that are taken from photo images of Hawaiian royalty (who doesn’t?), and she just came to me concerned because the Queen’s dresses would not fit her husband. I helped her adjust the tabs so that the dress hung awkwardly from the boy doll.

‘He’s really nice and pretty,’ she said when I was done. ‘Yes,’ I said.