You all remember the Lesson of the Carrots, right? Of course you do.
Well, yesterday Bill asked the kids for some help with the weeding - which he's been doing fairly regularly since the whole carrot incident and its aftermath. And they haven't been complaining about it, either. Maybe they're just happy to be permitted to pull stuff out of the dirt. Who knows.
Alex, in particular, seems to enjoy weeding. Julia, on the other hand...well, she helps, but if she can finish up early, she will.
And so when she'd had enough (and Bill gave her the okay), she moved on to other pursuits....
But Alex kept weeding, even going above and beyond the call.