Lilah helped to get Alfred back, though. Like any red-blooded Cuban father, Alfred sees himself as a fierce defender of our girls, especially from boys. So, you can imagine his discomfort when he picked up Lilah from my parent's house after a day spent with my father and sister. Like a good daddy, he asked her what she did during the day. Apparently, the day wasn't interesting enough, so she made up a whole list of activities that they had done. "We went to the gym, and I played with toys, and I played with my friends."
Naturally, Alfred asked her, "Who are your friends, honey?" Lilah didn't miss a beat before saying, "Boys!" Seeing Alfred's face, she said, "Don't worry Daddy, they were good boys."