The children had been waiting for weeks for their parents' return from the Rain Forests of Ecuador -- And return their parents did, with hugs and kisses and armfuls of slides and videos. Watching the video as intently as he could, Iffar stood directly in front of the screen in the living room, and Ama, in her effort to see the screen herself, without a second thought, called out, "You make a better door than a window." She hadn't used that expression since she was Elina's age (Elina, who said, "That's really funny, Ama!"), when Marash Girl's brother would get so excited about what was on television that he would stand as close to the screen as possible.
Asking Marash Boy if he had ever heard the expression, he replied without hesitation, "Yes, I first heard it when television came into everyone's living room!"