Molly continued to hold Clair, even feeding her a bottle as Martha explained the mechanics of capturing mother's milk while the rest of us pretended not to listen.
"May I babysit for Clair sometime after I move up to Keene?" she asked, then turned to Betsy and added, "And maybe take Bumpus for walks?"
Martha had asked to come in late as baby Clair had a bad night.
Martha came in with baby Clair looking as if she'd gotten over what ailed her.