Exile #4 is often pleased to see me when I get in (obviously, all three are oblivious to my presence if the TV is on), but today she was much too busy to give me a hug because she was cooking:
Apparently E5N1 had also helped earlier in the process (although it didn't encourage him to eat the chickpea curry he had helped make). Exile #3 was excused from chores today on account of her being home from school with strep throat. Yummy.
Earlier in the day Exile #4's other contribution to the household was to collect fallen rhododendron blooms from under the tree and distribute them around the edge of the lawn.
Well, why not?