She walked into the kitchen and must have recognized it, because she stopped crying immediately. She gazed at the clothes pile in front of the laundry closet and the mail detritus on the kitchen table, and said, "Oh my GOODNESS! This house is MESSY!"
Then E immediately directed her attention to the greatest magic in a two-year-old's universe: an Unopened Package. As she ripped the box open packing peanuts started pouring everywhere. M grabbed a grocery bag to collect them in, and he tried to direct her to pour the peanuts into the bag. Instead, E started grabbing them back out of the bag and crushing them with both little fists, covering the wood floor in styrofoam snowflakes. M rationally said to her, "Let's not put this all over the floor. Let's pour them all into the bag." E countered. "Let's not pour them into the bag. Let's pour all of them into my HAND. It's a Good Idea!" And then she did.