Last night James launched himself onto my bed by way of the glider, carrying a small, pink volume. He offered it to me, cover towards me, and signed, "please milk, mama". The book was "Mothering your nursing toddler", by Norma Bumgarner. Marco thinks James just noticed that I liked to read while nursing, and thought he might have a better chance of a yes if I already had a book. I prefer to think he had some idea of the content of the thing.