Michael is very good at a game he invented, using a soft rubber snake. He uses it like a bow and arrow, and gets very impressive range and accuracy. If it goes into a washing basket about 3 metres away, that's a goal. He made it up some time ago, but this afternoon announced that it is called Snarchery. He has also invented Snakenastics - you can probably imagine.
In the bath this evening the boys traded mild insults while I read a book. I was tuned out. Until I heard Marcus sneering "Michael - you can't even untie a granny smith knot".