This afternoon Catcher wanted to play football outside. Scout wanted to race in order to "get my exercises in" (her words). Tillie just wanted to be a part of the group. There were a few tears shed [Catcher] during a strict "negotiation" process, but eventually Scout agreed to six rounds of races for every three rounds of football...or something to that effect. Catcher devised a very complicated formula for fun, but somehow he got the girls on board. It was all a blur to me.